We’re Emilie and Erika, best friends who have traveled to over 17 countries and 91 cities together (yes, we counted!).
We created TROVE, an original subscription and gift box, to bring authentic experiences and cultural traditions from around the world to your home while supporting small businesses around the world. Each TROVE box features a new city, and includes LIVE online experiences hosted by local experts and regional ingredients, snacks, and other goodies to bring the sights, tastes, and sounds of a city to your doorstep.
Come explore the world with us, and support the local gems and cultural ambassadors who have always made our travels so special.
Emilie & Erika, Founders of TROVE
How it works
HOLIDAY BOX: With love, Seattle
This holiday season, we're bringing our beautiful hometown, Seattle, WA to you. We’re featuring two female powerhouses as our hosts - Chef and Owner of Eat Seattle, Liz Philpot, and United States Barista Champ, Sam Spillman. This box includes local favorites, such as Seattle Chocolate, Seabear Smoked Salmon, Girl Meets Dirt Jam, Mama Lil’s Peppers, and more.
Meet your Seattle Chef: Liz Philpot
We are delighted to welcome Liz Philpot, Chef and Owner of Eat Seattle. Liz is a Le Cordon Bleu trained Chef, and has spent the past 16 years combining elegant French techniques with Pacific Northwest ingredients. In this class, learn how to make a Stuffed Mushroom Pork Loin Roulade (you’ll roll & tie it like a butcher!) and Smashed Potatoes.
Meet your Barista: Sam Spillman
Seattle has an incredible coffee culture, and we’re thrilled to bring you United States Barista Champ, Sam Spillman. In this workshop, Sam will show you how to brew the perfect cup of coffee using a Pourigami pourover. You’ll then taste the Caffe Vita blend she helped create with the Apple Pie a la Mode Truffle Bar from Seattle Chocolate.
We are still dancing to the soundtrack!! Our whole family got involved and it was a much needed escape. I haven’t been to Florence, but this gave me such a taste I can’t wait to visit. Thoughtfully put together box and fun for all ages!!! Can’t recommend this enough!!!!!!!
I received Kyoto box as a Birthday present. First of all the ingredients in this box are very high quality. We as a family cook a lot and traveled to Japan so it’s the exact ingredients which you want for a good quality cooking. As for a bunch of snacks in the box they were gone in on hour:). The class was a lot of fun, instructions were clear, meals turned so well that my family complained that we did not doubled all portions. Chef Aya was very nice and knowledgeable. I highly recommend it as a gift or purchase for your own pleasure.
I love to cook. I love to travel. I love surprise goodies. This is all that and more. I crave learning more of the world and this box allows me to do that from home while I can't get on a plane and do it myself. Tasting new dishes I learn to make from chefs around the world is AMAZING. Eating treats from Japan, tomatoes grown in Italy, learning to paint watercolors... I should probably gift a box to someone I love, but so far I'm keeping them all for me.
This was so much fun to get and made me feel like I was on an Italian vacation. It was definitely worth the money and I would totally buy it again.
Since my sister- and brother-in-law aren't able to travel for their honeymoon this year as planned due to covid, I wanted to get them something special that would allow them to have a newlywed travel experience at home. The Florence Trove box was just the thing! They loved cooking together and have made the recipes several times since. The live classes gave them a new experience to connect through, while the in-box goodies have been great to keep the magic of the travel experience going for weeks after. Trove is such a unique and timely idea, and a great value with not only the products themselves but the live, one-of-a-kind instruction. I can't wait to see where Trove "goes" next!
I received my Trove Box as a gift from my
daughter. It was such a wonderful and thoughtful gift. Everything in the "treasure trove" was of the highest quality.
What a wonderful experience.
I was thrilled to learn about TROVE and thankful to have met Emilie & Erika via Zoom. As it so happens, I knew the featured Chef, Patrizia Steccato Vattume who lives in Florence, Italy. On a trip to Italy in 2018, I wanted to learn to cook something from a local in each of the countries I was visiting -- Italy, Spain and France. This is where I met Patrizia, who graciously opens her home to travelers from all over the world, teaching me and my husband how to make pasta, lemon ravioli and fresh ricotta, while she made the rest of the meal. It was a joy to meet her and see her again on the screen, teaching us how to make three new dishes that come from Florence. I am thankful to Emilie and Erika, who obviously experienced the same, both with Patrizia and with Betty Ritschel, an incredible Florence artist, whose watercolor hands-on workshop was so inspiring. I feel like I met a new friend in Betty and I hope that my next trip to Florence, I can meet her in person and learn so much more. We too are small business owners (we are in the food business) and understand what a worldwide pandemic can do to small businesses. It makes my heart happy that other humans, like Emilie and Erika, feel the same way we do, that they wanted bring people together to share their love of travel and adventure, to help small businesses in their time of need, and to take us all away on a virtual vacation to make us feel alive during such a dark time. What a gift. We can't wait to go on our next Trove adventure! xoxo
I had such a great time exploring the food and culture of Florence with TROVE!! I can't believe the box comes with TWO virtual classes, both of which were so fun. The box items were amazing and I love how versatile the specialty ingredients were. The box itself was beautiful and I really left like I was receiving high-quality items. It was a unique experience to be able to connect with actual chefs and artisans from Florence. I can't wait to visit one day, but until then I'll continue to travel with TROVE!
TROVE was the absolute best way to travel abroad while staying at home! I had trips cancelled this past summer that I was sad about, but when I found TROVE, my travel itch was fixed! The Florence chef, Pat, was an absolute delight! I learned so much while learning to cook three new dishes! I also have to mention that the dishes were DELICIOUS! The Florence artist, Betty, was so skilled and taught me how to watercolor paint with grace. Even though I am not an artist, my painting turned out well thanks to Betty and her great instructions and tips! Overall, I am so pleased with my TROVE box! I cannot wait to purchase the fall box!! I am a happy customer!
This was such a great experience. The water painting became a great date night for my girlfriend and I. Chef Pat taught me how to make amazing Florence meals that I'll be able to make in the future as well. The spinach di gnocchi was a hit at my house! My "vacation" to Florence was so much fun and the box had so many goodies.
What a wonderful class and experience. The food all came out so delicious and I loved learning about the Italian way of cooking along the journey. We ate our final meal listening to the Trove Spotify playlist and it was perfezione!
The ability to experience authentic Italian flavors with Trove right from the comfort of your own home is brilliant! After cooking our 3-course meal with Chef Pat, we both literally felt like we were eating at a restaurant in Italy! The flavors were incredible! The Gnudi was just spectacular and we both agreed it will be a staple meal for us from now on! I also really loved the instant Bellini and the almond cloud cookies! So yummy! This "trip" to Florence was our own little getaway and was so nice to temporarily forget about all the stresses that is 2020. I will be recommending Trove to all my friends and family! Don't miss out!
My girlfriend and I really enjoyed cooking a 3 course meal together with the help of Chef Pat and Erika's excellent moderation. The included ingredients were amazing, especially the tomatoes! This is a great gift idea for some friends or family to enjoy a taste and tour of Italy without having to leave home.
Trove is a wonderful way to spend a weekend! No doubt- these are challenging times and it seems our world has gotten smaller as we are spending much more time at home. Trove provided us with a much needed escape! We started each class with the Trove Italian soundtrack on Spotify, Bellini's or an Aperol Spritz, to prepare us for the lovely experience with our instructors- Pat and Betty. I encourage anyone to experience Trove with a close friend or family member for a fabulous and fun getaway! Thank you for sharing your world with us :). Truly looking forward to seeing where our next adventure takes us!
We loved our Trove box! It was a nice escape and the perfect date night. Everything in the box was perfect. The presentation was phenomenal and super high quality. Loved it! Can’t wait for our next box.
FALL BOX: Journey to Kyoto
Kyoto (京都, Kyōto) is filled with rich history, traditions, and wonder. Cook live with our Kyoto chef and experience a traditional Japanese Tea Ceremony with our Kyoto tea expert. Your box includes special ingredients you’ll use in your cooking class, incredible Japanese snacks, ceremonial matcha tea from Kyoto, and more.