Heather Tomasini with the master roller at a tobacco plantation in San Juan y Martinez, Cuba.
For Heather Tomasini, founder and director of Loveland-based Autentika Food Travel, the true spirit of a place is experienced through its food, and by sharing meals around the table. When she established her business in 2016, her goal was to expand travelers’ understanding of the world through a destination’s cuisines and food and drink artisans. Trips include adventures like touring a women’s organic farm co-op or visiting cheesemakers in central Mexico, or sipping craft rum and rolling cigars on a tobacco plantation in Cuba. Tomasini’s extensive research, culinary expertise contacts in Latin America ensure her trips taste like no other. Private and group tours are available; visit AutentikaFoodTravel.com for details.
Lush landscape and Mogote mountains in the serene Viñales Valley, Pinar del Rio, Cuba.