Gourmet Escapes is a destination cooking show. The host, Massimo Capra, is a master chef with many television credits and is well recognized across Canada and the USA. We travel the world in search of fine food, an opportunity to meet some of culinary colleagues in other countries and learn of their gastronomic specialties. Massimo?s aim is to learn about the local tastes, cooking styles, ingredients and how they are cultivated. His host teaches Massimo about the local ingredients and then plan a meal together for invited friends & guests. We?ll see if Massimo?s spin on things will be well received! After visits to local merchants and purveyors, cooking day arrives! Both chefs are in the kitchen prepping and discussing what they will cook with the ingredients they have gathered. Massimo is Italian and given the background of his culinary colleague, both manage to infuse a little of their own cultures into their creations. Both share ideas, cooking techniques and, when you meet Massimo, many laughs too as the meal is prepared. They have no kitchen staff to help. It?s just the two of them! There are no second chances, no practice kitchens, they must get the meal right the first time and get reactions from their guests. Both chefs? reputations are at stake and also Massimo?s Italian pride!