Rascal + Thorn culinary trips and experiences bring together the food industry and its admirers. Meet with chefs outside of their kitchens and learn how they use the local ingredients or cultures to influence their cuisine.
Whether it is whisky, cocktails or wine, Rascal + Thorn provides expert, in-depth experiences across the globe. From whisky tours to cocktail workshops and weekends, our expert guides provide a premium time.
Japanese Whisky Tour
November 3-14, 2018
Our first whisky tour to Japan! We join the Saratoga Whiskey Club on this great 11-night journey to Tokyo, Kyoto & Sapporo highlighting the best of Japanese whisky, food and culture.
March 16-23, 2019
We head to sunny southern Spain to discover the wonderful worlds of Andalusia. We are joined by cocktail and sherry expert Don Lee from Existing Conditions to dive deep into the world of Sherry. Great dining, seafood and more!
Culinary Tour of Nashville
April 10-14, 2019
An exciting first gastronomic tour to Nashville, TN. This trip is filled with great food, cocktails and excursions. Add some music to the mix and this makes for an incredible four-night culinary tour!
Washington DC Weekend
May 3-5, 2019
A very special weekend in Washington DC where we uncover the world of Chef Johnny Spero and his new restaurant Reverie. We will also dine at the famous minibar by Jose Andres and have a signature cocktail workshop.
Kentucky Bourbon Trail
May 15-19, 2019
A fun weekend on the Bourbon Trail in Kentucky. We will visit some of the new distilleries that now dot the trail as well as some of the classics. A great group dynamic makes this long whiskey weekend special!
London Theater Tour
May 18-25, 2019
An insider week discovering the best in London theater and food. This trip is co-led by actress and playwright Sharon Washington. Pair Sharon’s insight on theater and John’s insight on food and this makes for a very special week.
Originally from New York City and an Italian-American family to whom food was of utmost importance, John’s passion for food and wine goes back a long time. As an early online writer and photographer of chefs and their craft, John has developed a deep relationship with the food industry.
It is this love of travel and food that makes John a great host on our culinary journeys and experiences.
Growing up in San Francisco and living abroad in both Mexico and Turkey has given Charles a global personality and a love for travel. Providing a great experience for his guests and seeing how travel can change people’s lives is his ultimate goal.
In the last few years he has focused on leading niche whiskey tours to Scotland, Ireland and the U.S.