Rascal + Thorn


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.

Highlighted Trips.

Blue Hill at Stone Barns
Blue Hill at Stone Barns
October 7, 2018

A very special field-to-table day at the No. 12 restaurant in the world by The World’s 50 Best. Includes a farm tour, Champagne tutorial and tasting menu in the private dining room overlooking the herb garden.

Japanese Whisky Tour
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.

Culinary Tour of Nashville
Culinary Tour of Nashville
Nov 28 - Dec 2, 2018

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!

John Sconzo

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.

Charles Grabitzky

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.