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How about planning an entirely food-centred romantic getaway?  Many galloping gourmets investigating ideas for a perfect honeymoon choose a destination city known for its dining — think Rome— but you can also take it a step further and give your whole honeymoon or romantic vacation a culinary flavor. Here are five ideas for food-loving couples.

Plan a getaway involving a vacation cooking school. The charming and romantic city of Granada, Spain in Andalucia is home to the Granada Cooking School, which offers day classes for couples with topics like Mediterranean cuisine, as well as courses on Spanish wines. Granada is home to numerous boutique and luxury hotels too!

Choose a resort with cooking classes. Just interested in a slight food focus? Canticum: Eco-luxury  properties like Trout Point Lodge of Nova Scotia and Ecolodge Inn at Coyote Mountain, offer one-off cooking courses that you can take during a stay. In Costa Rica, learn about local Latin specialties such as ceviche and tamales, or in Nova Scotia focus on seafood cookery with the freshest ingredients!

Traverse a food and wine region. Rather than just picking a city with great restaurants, tour a region known for its gastronomical delights, such as California's Napa Valley, New York's Hudson Valley, Tuscany, or the Australian wine country. Check out our foodvacation.com pages here for more ideas.

Attend a multi-day culinary vacation. If you don't want to plan your own tour, there are numerous packaged experiences designed with foodies in mind and focused specifically on the wine and food of different regions. The Nova Scotia Seafood Cooking School, for example, combines luxurious accommodations, field trips, and cooking classes.

Get away with a private chef. If a relaxing beach or wilderness vacation is more your thing, rent a private villa or house and hire a private chef to cook for you for a week.

Vacations involving cooking classes or food learning can add a lot of spice to your next romantic escapade!