2019 Destinations

Our lucky winner will select one of these four choice culinary adventures valued at over $4,000 including airfare and hotel for two, including a unique food tour.

Las Vegas, NV – Wine & Dine

Step inside the uber chic Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas, where the sleek and sophisticated design will move you, the art will engage you, the cultural sensibilities will exhilarate you, and the vibrant nightlife will capture your imagination! It’s easy to surrender to the seduction of Sin City in the best place to see and be seen. Delight your senses of taste and smell as you indulge in the succulent cuisine at three phenomenal restaurants – Nobu, Emeril’s New Orleans Fish House or Fleming’s Steakhouse.

Dining Decadence Along the Las Vegas Strip
Dining Decadence Along the Strip

The Cosmopolitan is a unique luxury resort hotel and casino in the heart of the Las Vegas Strip like none other. You’re invited to enjoy the view, take a dip, unwind and renew, savor new flavors, and play your heart out! Find supreme comfort in spacious residential-styled living spaces with private terraces and breathtaking skyline views. The resort’s one-of-a-kind Restaurant Collection features eateries from such world-class chefs as Scott Conant, José Andrés and Costas Spiliadis, as well as the first Las Vegas locations of trendsetting outlets like Eggslut, Beauty & Essex, Momofuku and Milk Bar. The Pool District offers panoramic views and unrivaled service, allowing guests to choose between three distinct pool experiences. Combine it all with an eclectic mix of hand-selected boutiques, a 100,000 square-foot casino, The Chelsea concert venue, Marquee Nightclub & Dayclub, and the serenity of Sahra Spa & Hammam to redefine your luxury resort experience. Whether you are staying in or stepping out, The Cosmopolitan’s wide array of luxe amenities and services is designed to transform your Las Vegas getaway into something truly extraordinary.

Chef Emeril’s New Orleans Fish House will make you feel close to the coast with his kicked-up versions of market fresh fish and shellfish creations alongside flavorful steaks and inspired pork and chicken dishes!

Elevate your dining experience with a $250 gift card! Savor the critically acclaimed signature fare of world renowned chef Nobu Matsuhisa, who has taken traditional Japanese cuisine and infused bold South American and Western flavors to create a style that continues to captivate audiences worldwide at Nobu. Chef Emeril’s New Orleans Fish House will make you feel close to the coast with his kicked-up versions of market fresh fish and shellfish creations alongside flavorful steaks and inspired pork and chicken dishes. Or if you crave a real hearty meal, save your appetite for an exceptional selection of premium steaks and an expertly curated list of 100 wines by the glass at Fleming’s Las Vegas.

Your trip for two includes:

  • Round trip Economy Class air
  • 4 days/3 nights accommodations at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas
  • All room-related taxes
  • (1) $250 Gift Card to your choice of Nobu, Emeril’s New Orleans Fish House or Fleming’s Steakhouse
  • Free concierge reservation service


Sonoma, CA – Wine Experience

Stay at The Fairmont Sonoma Mission Inn & Spa, a AAA Four-Diamond elegant oasis, blessed by natural mineral hot springs in the Sonoma Valley. The Fairmont Sonoma Mission Inn & Spa sits in the idyllic California’s renowned wine country, replete with an abundance of nearby wineries, epicurean delights, and breathtaking scenery. Savor the fruits of the wine country on a personalized five hour tour of the Sonoma or Napa Valley!

Enjoy epicurean delights and breathtaking scenery while sipping your favorite wine!

The Sonoma Mission Inn and Spa hotel pays homage to ancient Egyptian, Greek and Roman civilizations, which believed in the axiom ‘Sanitas Per Aquas,’ and is beautifully designed with many amenities to promote health, relaxation and rejuvenation. Enjoy luxurious treatments for the body or face, massages, manicures and pedicures, and mineral baths.

Your spacious Vineyard Suite provides the epitome of comfort, privacy, and a delightful ambiance. The Vineyard Suite features a fireplace, a Jacuzzi tub for two, and a plush sitting area.

Enjoy a treatment for your body or face at the Sonoma Mission Inn and Spa or relax in your private Vineyard Suite with a fireplace, Jacuzzi tub for two, and a plush sitting area.

Save time for your personalized five hour tour in a chauffeured Mercedes luxury sedan. You’ll enjoy an enlightening, fun-filled day in this picturesque region. The informative winery tour will be customized based on your individual wine preferences.

  • Round trip Economy Class air
  • 4 days/3 nights accommodations at the Fairmont Sonoma Mission Inn & Spa in a king-bedded Vineyard Suite
  • Daily complimentary breakfast
  • All room-related taxes
  • Private 5-hour winery tour in a chauffeured luxury sedan
  • (1) $350 Fairmont Gift Card
  • Daily complimentary wine tastings in the hotel lobby
  • Complimentary bottle of wine in room upon arrival
  • Free concierge reservation service


New Orleans, LA – French Quarter

There is so much to do in New Orleans, from the city’s Creole and Cajun cuisine, riverboat cruises up and down the Mississippi River, to simply enjoying the jazz that is inherent to the region. Take a lazy ride down the Mississippi in an authentic paddlewheel riverboat for a Creole buffet, and enjoy a meal at the renowned Commander’s Palace! Your New Orleans adventure culminates during your class at the New Orleans School of Cooking, where you’ll learn the basics of food, folklore and Louisiana cooking!

Come Hungry for Southern Cuisine and Soulful Music
Come Hungry for Southern Cuisine and Soulful Music in New Orleans

You have three fantastic options for accommodations around the grand city of New Orleans, each offering a unique experience. Step into timeless hospitality at the elegant Windsor Court Hotel, where you’ll find that luxury is in the details. From the hotel’s essential amenities to its superb art collection of paintings and sculptures dating back to the 17th century, to its impressive collection of awards, the Windsor Court Hotel is one of New Orleans’ treasures. Laissez le bon temps rouler (Let the good times roll) at the fully restored and completely renovated Hyatt Centric French Quarter New Orleans. Renowned as one of the landmark hotels of the French Quarter, this stately hotel is located adjacent to famed Bourbon Street within walking distance of the city’s most popular attractions. Or experience one of the most unique New Orleans hotels in the French Quarter, the Maison Dupuy. Located only two blocks from the heart of Bourbon Street in the city’s geographical center, this upscale New Orleans hotel beckons you to relax and escape the hustle of modern life. As one of a small handful of hotels set inside the city’s historic Vieux Carré district, this French Quarter hotel offers guests a distinct mixture of history and luxury unlike any other.

Step aboard the Paddlewheeler Creole Queen and cruise into the night as you enjoy a lavish Creole buffet.

Savor two Southern dinners! Since the 1880s, Commander’s Palace has been a New Orleans landmark known for the award winning quality of its food and many commodious dining rooms. Modern New Orleans cooking meets haute Creole in the kitchen, which prepares succulent cuisine with the flavor of distinctive Louisiana. You’ll also step aboard the Paddlewheeler Creole Queen and cruise into the night as you enjoy a lavish Creole buffet.

The entertaining classes at the New Orleans School of Cooking are held in a renovated molasses warehouse, built in the early 1800s in the heart of the French Quarter. The popular lunch classes include generous samplings of the demonstrated items as well as recipes, coffee, iced tea and beer.

Your trip for two includes:

  • Round trip Economy Class air
  • 5 days/4 nights accommodations at Either the Windsor Court Hotel, the Hyatt Centric French Quarter New Orleans, or the Maison Dupuy Hotel
  • All room-related taxes
  • (1) $200 Commander’s Palace Gift Card
  • Dinner Jazz Cruise, including a lavish Creole buffet
  • 3-hour class at the New Orleans School of Cooking
  • Free concierge reservation service


Nashville, TN – Music City Adventure

Nashville is the epicenter of country music – it’s the city that founded country music, it’s where you’ll find live music day and night streaming from rows of honky tonks lining Lower Broadway, and it’s home to country’s most famous stage, the revered Grand Ole Opry! Spend a few days in Nashville to discover the creative energy, the hidden gems, the history and history in the making! With a location just blocks from Nissan Stadium, Bridgestone Arena and entertainment along Broadway, 21c Museum Hotel Nashville is woven into the fabric of downtown, welcoming both visitors and locals to enjoy the curated exhibitions, cultural programming, and culinary offerings at the historic Gray & Dudley building – its an art-filled escape from it all.

Live music day and night all while enjoying local craft brews or Tennessee Moonshine

Experience the art of today at one of the largest multi-venue contemporary art museums in the United States. The historic Gray & Dudley has been re-imagined to showcase more than 10,500 square feet of exhibition space where curated exhibitions and site-specific installations reflect the global nature of contemporary culture. The galleries are open every day and exhibitions rotate, as do the regular cultural programming, and guided docent tours are offered every Tuesday and Thursday – which means there’s never a bad time to visit and see something new! The Gray & Dudley Building was constructed in 1900, a time when the city of Nashville was booming much like it is today. You’ll find your guest room at 21c Nashville to be a sanctuary from the art and activity that fills the galleries and vibrant spaces in and surrounding the property. Designed by Deborah Berke Partners, the guest rooms have wood floors and high ceilings, contemporary furnishings, large windows, and luxurious floor-to-ceiling drapery. The comfortable beds and thoughtful touches, such as plush robes and Malin + Goetz bath amenities, will leave you feeling restored and ready to explore.

Get ready for the ultimate country music Nashville bucket-list item: a backstage tour of the Grand Ole Opry! Walk in the footsteps of country music’s superstars and get an exclusive look into what happens behind the scenes of the show that made country music famous. A knowledgeable tour guide will share a few of the many stories about the Opry and the country music superstars that have played here, from the past to the present, from Minnie Pearl to Carrie Underwood. See photos from some of the Grand Ole Opry’s biggest moments in history and walk through the artist’s entrance, where new stars, superstars and the legends of country music enter the building on the night of a show. There might even be an opportunity to step on stage and into the famed wooden circle as countless musicians and artists have done for many years! Additionally, the tour may include a stop at Studio A, a live television studio and the former home of the hit television variety show Hee Haw, which aired from 1969 until 1992. You’ll also see some of the 18 artist dressing rooms, decorated with a unique theme honoring a country music legend and enjoy a video from Grand Ole Opry members Blake Shelton or Darius Rucker, who will offer their personal perspectives on what it’s like behind the scenes at the Opry.

Discover the Heart and Soul of Nashville, Tennessee, including a Grand Ole Opry House Backstage Tour

Discover Nashville on a morning or afternoon sightseeing adventure. It all begins with a downtown hotel pickup, then hit the road in a comfortable motor coach for a clear view of Music City’s sights and sounds. Pass well-known sites like historic Riverfront Park, Schermerhorn Symphony Center, the Tennessee State Capitol, Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park, Nissan Stadium (home to the NFL’s Tennessee Titans), the Parthenon in Centennial Park and much more. Then spend some time inside the historic Ryman Auditorium, considered the “Mother Church of Country Music” and one of the great music venues in the world, and visit the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum for a self-guided tour of this $37 million, interactive musical experience. Along the way, hear incredible stories and facts from the experienced tour guide about Music City’s past and present.

Pub. Grub. Shine. Your access to Nashville’s hottest all-inclusive pub crawl tour includes all your drinks, food, and a Nashville collectors gift bag! Start your tour on Printers Alley at one of the hidden gems of Nashville, then make your way through the rumbling honky tonks on Broadway. This is the best way to immerse yourself in Nashville, with two hours of storytelling from your guide about the history of Downtown Nashville and of course the famous culture of Nashville drinks, food, sweets, and moonshine. Highlights of this walking tour include the hometown specialty cocktails, local craft brews, food, treats and Tennessee Moonshine samples. And if the timing is right, there may even be some free line dancing at Nashville’s famous Wild Horse Saloon!

At Husk, there are some rules about what can go on the plate. If it doesn’t come from the South, it’s not coming through the door.The resulting cuisine is not about rediscovering Southern cooking, but rather exploring the reality of Southern food. Seed-saving, heirloom husbandry, in-house pickling and charcuterie programs by the culinary team are the basis of Husk’s cuisine.

Your getaway for two includes:

  • Round trip Economy Class air
  • 4 days/3 nights accommodations at 21c Museum Hotel Nashville
  • Daily complimentary breakfast
  • All room-related taxes
  • Grand Ole Opry House backstage tour
  • Discover Nashville city tour, including admission to the Ryman Auditorium and the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum
  • Nashville pub crawl tour, including drink and food samples
  • (1) $150 American Express gift card toward dinner at Husk Restaurant
  • Free concierge reservation service