Edible Excursions


Edible Excursions Food Tours, For the Love of Chef Diane in Venice Italy at canal side produce marketFood's latest culinary experience, brings Culinary Nomads together in the quest for the holy grail of food and wine travel discoveries. Edible Excursions Food Travel engages Passionate Food Lovers in culinary journeys, immersing you in the great traditions of local cuisines, against the backdrop of the magnificent cultural tapestry of each region. Delicious travel experiences, all at a reasonable price… delectable, memorable, and unique!

We create Edible Excursions for your group or business -  A truly  unique corporate team building experience, group get together, or birthday suprise!

Contact Chef Diane  today for personalized Culinary Tours and updated pricing.  Please see our one-of-a-kind past tours below, ranging from Annapolis Culinaria to Northern Virginia Hunt Country Food & Wine Tour; transportation can be arranged for your custom tour group.
Northern Virginia Hunt Country Patowmack Restaurant
Food and Wine Tour

Independence HallPhiladelphia Culinaria

Chef Diane at Limonoro (Lemon) Store in Sorrento, Italy

The Culinary Heart of Italy 
A Tour of Verona and Bologna

The Ultimate Foodie's
2-Weeks in Northern Italy -

 Annapolis Culinaria - Past & Present
TO BE RESCHEDULED                    $110
Including Open Bar & all admissions

            Edible Excursions has teamed up with Capital City Colonial Tours to bring you an exciting and unique culinary tour of Annapolis that blends the best of past and present. A guide clad in colonial garb leadS us through the streets of Annapolis’rich history, while introducing us to its present 21st century culinary delights – a seamless blend of time and tastes.

Capital City Colonials have been kind enough to customize their regular tour specifically for us to include several private residences that are not usually open to the public nor are on their regular tour. The three hour walking tour will include a visit to a tavern frequented by George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, and Ben Franklin where we will be treated to a taste of the house crab dish. 

            We’ll tour the Paca House Gardens , the Harwood Hammond House,Paca House Gardens and the Maryland Inn. As a special treat we’ll get to visit several private residences not open to the public which have intact 18th century kitchens and dining rooms. Along the way, we will get to sample fare from a number of fine Annapolis eateries including the award winning Treaty of Paris Restaurant.

 Our tour, but not our glorious day, will end at the Ramshead Tavern for a late lunch.  Enjoy a private dining room with an open bar, including all the beers on tap as well as house wines and sodas. After lunch, you are free to explore the streets and shops of Annapolis and use the discount coupons provided by Capital City Tours to bring back souvenirs of your journey to the Revolutionary Era.

We'll meet at the Park & Ride on Rte 175 at 10:00 AM for carpooling.  We'll pay for your gas & parking in Annapolis.  Directions and information will be provided when you register.


 Coffee, Chocolate, and Tea - OH MY!

 DATE TBD   11:00 AM             $99
Includes High Tea, Chocolate Workshop, Tour of Baltimore Coffee, Chocolate/Coffee Class & transportation


        Join For the Love of Food for an afternoon of pampering & decadence reveling in theseGypsys Tea Room sinful, local food delights. We will begin our reverie at the Gypsy's Tea Room in Westminster, located in the oldest standing building in Westminster.  Not only will you be completely charmed by the location, but you will be bowled over by the experience the Tea Mistress provides. Enjoy being served a choice of teas in a private room at the teahouse, with the utmost civility. 

From there we'll travel across the gorgeous, lush valley to Glarus Chocolatier  in Timonium for a tour of their incredibly aromatic and spotless chocolate workshop, to see how they create their their incredible, handmade, artisan chocolates – and of course, get a nibble!
After we've consumed and bought our fill, we'll wobble over to
Baltimore Coffee and Tea Company, for after all, what goes better with great chocolate than equally great coffee? There we'll explore the coffee making process from beans to cup.
Before we leave the area we have a surprise in store for you - a visit to yet another 'fooderie' (you’ll have to come along to find out!)
         Finally, we'll unwind back at For the Love of Food's kitchen over a cup of freshly ground & brewed coffee, while, together with Chef Diane, we'll whip up a treat or two using coffee & chocolate bought on our trip.  Oh My, now that’s what I call a day!

 Frederick County Food and Wine Tour
DATE TBD         10:30 AM              $65
Includes Wine tastings, admissions, & transportation

Spend a relaxing day with For the Love of Food in beautiful Frederick County enjoying good food and wine, wonderful antiquing and good company as well!

            We'll begin our glorious day at South Mountain Creamery, the only farm based milk processing plant in Maryland, and the only farm to still offer home delivery of fresh milk – in glass bottles -  the way everyone did it decades ago!   They also offer freshly made butter, cheese, and a variety of locally produced products from nearby farms, all available for purchase.              From South Mountain, we’ll take a short trip to New Market, Maryland.  Founded in the 18th century, New Market is considered one of Maryland's most beautiful towns and the antique capital of the State. You'll be free to roam the streets of this charming town until we meet up again for lunch at the historic Mealey’s Restaurant. Originally built in 1793, the restaurant served as carriage stop on the Old National Highway.

After lunch, we’ll travel to Elk Run Vineyard for a wine tasting of their current vintage.  And then, for dessert, it’s off to Linganore Winecellars, the largest winery in Maryland for a private tour and tasting.

We provide transportation to all venues.  Plan to meet at 10:30AM Sharp at the Park & Ride at Interstate 70 & Rte. 32.  Directions will be provided when you register.

 Northern Virginia Hunt Country Food & Wine Tour
DATE TBD   10:00 am                  $140
Includes Brunch, Private Wine Tastings, Tour of Waterford, & Transportation


Join us in a journey back in time to beautiful Loudoun County, Virginia.
Eagle Rock at Pt of Rocks

           You and For the Love of Food will begin the day by crossing into Virginia the old fashioned way at White’s Ferry, on the last operating ferry boat on the Potomac River. The ferry began operation in 1800 and the present cable has been in use since 1872. Our first stop in Virginia will be at Tarara Winery in Leesburg, who will host us at a private tasting.  Following the tasting, we'll enjoy brunch at the Restaurant at Patowmack Farm overlooking Point of Rocks, Maryland, an organic restaurant with a seasonally changing menu, most of which is grown right on the farm. It is consistently rated as one of the best restaurants in Virginia.  

            After brunch, we'll wind our way to the beautiful Quaker Village of Waterford, founded in 1733. Waterford has remained virtually unchanged since the early 1800's.

For a bit more of Virginia's wines we’re off to the Village Winery for another wine tasting.

In case you'd like to bring home a wonderful dessert or just take a walk around a country store that's been in operation for over 60 years, the High Hill Country Store is it.  A true country store that has been in operation since 1946 and known for its selection of over 30 different kinds of home made pies, this is the perfect finale to our historic day.

Crossing back into Maryland we will stop at the picturesque, Victorian Train Station at Point of Rocks Maryland built in 1875 and still in use today.
A truly magical day!


 Yo, Adrian! Philadelphia Culinary Weekend
DATE TBD  (Friday-Sunday)    8:30 AM
Price TBD

            Join For the Love of Food on a wonderful weekend exploring both the old and new culinary traditions of Philadelphia. Chef Diane worked in Philly and Dick Bosstick, our wine and travel guy, lived in Philadelphia and they've arranged a marvelous 3-day /2-night stay in the City of Brotherly Love, enjoying its street food, history, ethnic markets, new culinary trends, and itsvibrant night life.

For decades the Philadelphia culinary scene was dominated by Old Bookbinders, a seafood restaurant founded in the 1860's. However, recent years has seen a culinary renaissance in the city that offers an international and innovative restaurant scene. Still within this new environment, the great food traditions of Phillie have managed to remain an essential part of the food scene. This Edible Excursion tour is designed to show culinary nomads both the old and new sides of the Philadelphia Food Scene.

We will leave Baltimore at

Friday night we have reservations at Amada Tapas Bar, known for some of the finest Spanish food in town along with some scorching 
Tapas at Amada
Flamenco dancing.  After dinner, if you've any room left,  you may want to join Chef Diane and Dick in tasting a flight of tequila at the award winning bar, Xochitl (pronounced So-Cheet).

Saturday morning will begin with a private tour led by local Chef/Author, Louise Cianfero Simpson of the famous Italian Market. We’ll get to shop where local chefs buy their products and sample some of the traditional Italian foods. You may want to take the opportunity to eat the best cheese steak in Philly at Tony Luke’s before enjoying a free afternoon.

             Saturday night offers a chanc eto get dressed up for dinner at The Striped Bass.  The restaurant is considered one of the best in Philadelphia, not to mention the U.S. As one reviewer commented,
"an imaginative menu swimming in seafood, from classics like a chilled seafood tasting to a wild striped bass crudo and bay scallops with morels and ramps. Don’t miss the yellowfin tuna “BLT” served with a cube of pork belly and roasted garlic aïoli. If you’re lucky, a special of line-caught wild salmon with candied orange rind, orange gastrique and smoky sea salt will be available..."

After dinner, you will be free to once again to explore the city on your own or join the Chef and Dick for a gelato at Capogiro, or a lively walking tour of the South Street area.

Sunday, after checking out of our hotel we will enjoy brunch at Lacroix, voted best new restaurant by Espquire magazine,  before returning home to Baltimore. After this weekend in Philly, Yo, Adrian! , will have a whole new meaning.