Giada De Laurentiis lays out the perfect food filled three-day weekend in New Orleans, Louisiana. From a crawfish eating lesson to dining on Creole perfections at Delmonico's, Giada takes in the sights and tastes of New Orleans: hopping on a boat for a swamp tour, getting her fortune told and taking a bite out of the biggest crepe in the world.
In this episode of "Giada's Weekend Getaways," host Giada De Laurentiis hits our nation's capital for a three-day food filled weekend in Washington, D.C. It's a jam packed vacation filled with visits to a famous crab shack, French cuisine at Citronelle and an ecclectic tapas menu at Cafe Atlantico. Toss in late night Segway rides, spy games at the Spy Museum and a visit to the Dupont Circle Market, and it's a weekend worthy of a president.
Giada De Laurentiis hits the beach and lays out the perfect food filled three-day weekend in beautiful Santa Barbara, Calif. A scenic drive from L.A. finds her grabbing a scoop of "the best ice cream in the world" at McConnell's, feasting on local flavor at Bouchon and lounging at a beachside table at the Brown Pelican. Plus a trip to the nearby San Ynez valley yields a visit to a miniature horse ranch, a lesson on the art of blending wines and an Italian serenade from the chefs of Trattoria Grappolo.
Giada De Laurentiis crosses the pond to experience London, England in a three-day food filled weekend. From a fashionable high tea at the Berkeley where the scones and sandwiches are ready to wear to a traditional English Countryside lunch at Bumpkin, it's great ole' Britain with a modern twist. Giada adventures include a cricket lesson at Lord's arena to rowing on the Thames River followed by a leisurely lunch at the River Cafe. Plus, it's a taste of London's second hometown cuisine, Indian food, at Amaya restaurant.
Host Giada De Laurentiis visits her first love, Paris, in a food filled three day getaway. Giada goes back to her culinary roots when she takes a Saturday cooking course at Le Cordon Bleu. A trip to her favorite Italian trattoria, Restaurant Rue Cherche Midi, brings back memories while a visit to the top of the Arc de Triomphe provides panoramic views of the city of light. The weekend wouldn't be complete without a stroll through a legendary French food market, breaking bread at Poilane bakery and artistic treats from the Picasso of pastry, Pierre Herme.
In a three day weekend in Las Vegas, host Giada De Laurentiis indulges in the best Sin City has to offer. Giada makes her way down the strip and hits the outdoor casino on the Wynn followed by dinner at Rao's, an Italian eatery modeled after the famous original in Harlem. The adrenaline rush only gets better with a driving lesson at the Richard Petty Driving Experience and a helicopter tour over the lights of Las Vegas. Top it of with a chic Zen meal at Treasure Island's Social House and Hamburger Heaven at the Mandalay Bay's Burger Bar.
In this episode of "Giada's Weekend Getaways," host Giada De Laurentiis lays out the perfect food filled three-day weekend in Martha's Vineyard. From steamed Larsen's lobsters straight from the Atlantic to the best fried clams on the East Coast, Giada gets a taste of both up island and down island. She discovers Edgartown by bicycle and a yin and yang of food at Balance Restaurant in Oak Bluffs. Top it off with a visit to a magical food shop, Midnight Farm and it's a weekend getaway you won't want to miss.
In a three day weekend in the Colorado Rockies, host Giada De Laurentiis makes a road trip from the Mile High City to the mountains. She takes to whitewater of downtown Denver via inflatable raft followed by a Asian-Latin fusion meal at Zengo. Giada makes her to Vail to experience Rocky Mountain trout at Sweet Basil followed by a night on the mountain above Beaver Creek at Beano's Cabin. Top it off with a beautiful hike and elk hash at Bivan's and this is a trip you can't miss!
Giada De Laurentiis heads to the tip of Long Island and the beautiful Hamptons. With stops at Nick and Toni's, Dreesen's Donuts, a canoe trip across Georgica Pond, organic cuisine at Babette's, Bridgehampton's corn maze and Greek Food at Trata.
Giada heads to beautiful Bermuda for a three-day, food-filled weekend. She tries Bermuda's signature rum cake and dines on Bermudian rockfish for dinner at the Seahorse Grill. Toss in island cod fish cakes with a twist at Ascots, dover sole served up tableside at the Newport Room, a journey through the Island's Crystal Cave and a swim with dolphins and these are the spots you've got to experience on this pink sand Atlantic island.
Giada experiences the flavor of historic Boston. She samples classic seafood at Great Bay, homemade goodies at Flour Bakery and dinner at Oleana, then strolls Newbury Street and enjoys a lively brunch at Sonsie.
On "Giada's Weekend Getaways," host Giada De Laurentiis visits our neighbors to the north in awe-inspiring Vancouver, Canada. It may be raining, but that doesn't stop the action in this metropolis surrounded by mountains and water. Giada experiences the local cuisine at distinguished restaurant Lumiere, then it's time to experience a shaky walk across the Capliano Suspension Bridge and the beauty of a West Coast Rain Forest. Giada dines on local cheese and meats at the Salt Tasting Room hidden away in a city alley and enjoys the Indian cuisine created with homemade spices at Vij's. Top it off with a ferry trip to a restaurant underneath the Granville Bridge and it's the ultimate three day food-filled weekend in Vancouver.
Host Giada De Laurentiis experiences a three day weekend filled with beautiful scenery and cuisine in Maui, Hawaii. Giada makes the beautiful drive to Paia to experience Hawaiian dining and the incredible views at Mama's Fish House. Then it's paddle surfing at Wailea Point followed by lunch at the Haliimaile General Store. The trip wouldn't be complete without a flight over the island by helicopter and dinner overlooking pineapples fields at Plantation House. Giada finishes her weekend by diving into a snorkeling adventure and outdoor breakfast at Duo Restaurant.