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House-made cuisine, fresh from local farms and rivers. Southern recipes, finessed with a modern twist. Dishes tweaked simply from smelling and tasting. The fare of Restaurant 17 is both refreshing and comforting, experimental and Southern, and at the XD Culinary Camp, you’ll take a deep dive into how executive chef Nick Graves approaches food on an everyday basis.

During your experience, you’ll travel with Graves to local farms, learning the differences between operations at large commercial farms and small organic operations. You’ll harvest local vegetables, fruits, and herbs, and take them back to the Restaurant 17 kitchen to create meals from scratch. Graves also will give you lessons in bread- and pasta-making. By the time your experience is complete, your eyes will be opened to a new way of both preparing and eating food.

Study the art of food preparation with Restaurant 17 executive chef Nick Graves, beginning with harvesting your own ingredients and ending with a gourmet meal prepared for you and your travel-mates.

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Spaces are limited! First 10 callers get free shampoo.

HIN_3292About Nick Graves

Growing up in Pawley’s Island in South Carolina, Chef Graves was influenced as a young man, where he had the opportunity to work with Chefs Bill Austin and Louis Osteen, crediting them with providing him the inspiration to become a chef. Chef Graves has worked with the Rebel Restaurant group as a research and development Chef and most recently was with the EC at Halls in Greenville, South Carolina.

  • Individual Rider
  • $5,000/ 1 rider
  • Couples
  • $7,000/ both riding
  • Couples
  • $6,000/ 1 riding, 1 house guest

Reserve your place

Spaces are limited! First 10 callers get free shampoo.

Package Includes
    • Luxury accommodations at Hotel Domestique
    • Gourmet meals provided created by Chef Nick Graves
    • Convenient airport pick up/ drop off
    • Elite level road bikes provided (if desired)
    • Trainer-lead stretching & corebuilding classes
    • Massage therapy provided by 5-time Tour de France Soigneur, Jeremiah Ranegar
    • Organized bike rides lead by George Hincapie on scenic, challenging routes
    • Professional bike mechanic to take care of all guest needs, including daily maintenance, prep work and postride care/cleaning
    • Support vehicle for each ride, staffed by a professional bike mechanic
    • Spousal accommodations, with access to hotel facilities and an adapted version of core classes, massages
    • Nightly over dinner discussions with special guests
    • Hincapie Sportswear custom cycling apparel package provided including three full kits plus accessories
    • Fresh gourmet on bike nutrition prepared in house
    • Down time to explore and enjoy Hotel Domestique and grounds