At the Edible Art competition on May 6, Clio's Ken Oringer, and 31 other Boston chefs try to top past creations like a Dalí done in chocolate mousse and a Botero in prosciutto (617-349-8586).
Walk Like An Italian
A weeklong walking tour around the Italian lakes led by Mountain Travel-Sobek begins in Orta San Giulio and ends in Como. The company calls it La Dolce Via, and as you'd expect from the name, the way is sweetened with trattorias and enotecas ($2,490; 877-773-6523).
Teahouse For Two
The latest things to grow among the almond and apricot trees at the Ojai Valley Inn & Spa in California: nine tiny teahouses. Request a picnic supper in these garden shelters and a rucksack filled with honey-pecan fried chicken and lemon pound cake will be waiting for you when you get there (800-422-6524).