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.

Spring 2018

Our special “Heirs of elBulli” week highlights the descendants of the elBulli world and the chefs in Barcelona that continue to inspire and surprise. Tickets, Enigma and Disfrutar are just some of the incredible dining experiences.

Kilgore Dinner
Kilgore Dinner
January 18-19

Join us for a special dinner party with Chef Brad Kilgore from Miami’s Alter restaurant. We are super-excited to have him as our first guest chef in the Rascal + Thorn Dinner Series themed Winter in Miami.

Bourbon Trail
Bourbon Trail
May 16-20

Join the Saratoga Whiskey Club on the Bourbon Trail as we take an in-depth look at what makes many of their distilleries so great. Great food, whiskey, horses and excursions make this trip a lot of fun!

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.