Lainey Melnick, ACC & Associates
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Austin, TX - (512) 799-0626
  Julia Child-Inspired European River Cruise Event  

Only 13 cabins left in this exclusive cruise event! The Dearie cruise is a vacation experience celebrating the life of Julia Child and her time in Provence.  Our hosts are Chef Sandy D’Amato, who was personally chosen by Julia to cook for her 80th birthday and is a James Beard award winner and renowned author, Bob Spitz, friend of Julia’s and the author of her biography entitled, Dearie. Dearie is slated to become a Broadway play later this year. The cruise includes chef and author hosted events like cooking demos, readings from Dearie and a special cooking class/demo at the Cordon Bleu in Paris where Julia studied and will include some of Julia Child’s favorites. Our hosts are planning chef led shopping tours of the famous la Boqueria market in Barcelona as well. The cruise and land consists of: 2 nights Paris, 7 Night Avalon River Cruise, 1 Night Cote d’Azur, and 3 Nights in Barcelona. Cat. E $4136 (2 left, lower deck, not panorama); Cat. D $4335 (6 left, lower deck, not panorama); Cat. B $5285 (we have 2 Gty. in the group, mid deck, panorama); Cat. A $5335 (we have 2 Gty. in the group, mid deck, panorama); Cat. P $5435 (5 left, upper deck large panorama). Prices are per person double occupancy, these rates are good until 3/31/17. Call 855-GR8-TRIP to book or email

Cruise Line: Avalon Waterways
Cruise Ship: Avalon Poetry II
Destination: Europe - River Cruises
Departs From: SJLF
Departure Date: August 03, 2017
Itinerary: Paris, Paris, St. Jean de Losne, Macon, Lyon, Lyon, Tournon, Avignon, Arles, Arles, Cote d'Azur, Barcelona, Barcelona, Barcelona

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Dearie Cruise

Join us on the ultimate foodie river cruise experience for any fan of French cuisine and the cooking legacy of a legend. The Dearie Cruise will take you through France along the Rhone River where you’ll savor delectable French cuisine and some of the world’s best wines. Your hosts will share their personal reflections of time spent with Julia Child, read excerpts from their books, host cooking demonstrations, walk you through one of Julia’s favorite markets and you’ll even get to experience a cooking class where Julia herself was taught in Paris. This 14 night river and land journey is a unique, once in a lifetime experience.