One of my favourite things to do is share my love of food and travel. Fifteen years ago I decided to put the two together and start doing “Foodie Tours”. These tours are for everybody. Home cooks, more adventurous cooks or even people who just love to eat the cooks food and travel!! We also go out and about and explore so much of what the area has to offer.
I package the tour, where people can join me on local and international trips, to experience the food and culture of different places. So much happens on these tours which I love to share. People come as strangers, but leave as friends, amidst the fun, laughter and enjoyment of special memories made.
If you are interested in joining me on any of these tours contact me by mailing me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Gourmet Cape Tour
19 APRIL TO 23 APRIL 2016
Five days in the stunning Cape!! We will spend 2 nights each in the beautiful villages of Stellenbosch and Franshhoek. Our trip includes two cooking lessons, a walking tour, wine tasting with a twist, bubbly tasting with a surprise, dinner at one of South Africa’s best restaurants and a lunch at a wonderful spot where you can discover all sorts of foodie and artisan products. This restaurant is owned by one of South Africa’s top chefs, whose specialty here is South African food made modern. I love it!!
A Week in Provence
including new villages not explored before!!
Join me, living a week of French Provencal life, in Provence. This part of France is a feast for the senses. It’s reflected in the blue of its sky, the hillsides, fragrant with lavender and thyme, and the fresh flavours and beautiful colours of the food. We will explore the area taking in all that is Provencal, from the beautiful historic medieval hilltop villages, to the antique markets.. Then of course, the amazing food markets, where you will see and taste produce that will blow you away.
You will want to buy a tomato and eat it like an apple with the juice dripping down your chin as they are beautifully red and juicy. We will buy whatever is in season and fresh for the day, and then ‘mozy’ back to our kitchen to create a sumptuous meal. An afternoon or two will be waiting for us to sip chilled rosé wine and crunch on crispy croutons dripping with rich dark tapenade and soft French Brie cheese as the sun goes down.
Land in Paris on the Saturday and make your way to the station to board the train to Avignon. I will give you all the details with regards how to get to the station and which train to catch etc. You will be met and collected at the station in Avignon and we will make our way to our Provencal home for a week of living like a local.
Together we will shop at the amazing food markets and then cook wonderful Provencal food to share around our table together. We will have excursions to explore what this beautiful area has to offer, as well as eat in a couple of restaurants. We will quaff the local wine and just bask in everything that is French.
There will be free time to amble around the villages or just relax. This is just a taste of what you can expect.
The following Saturday we transfer back to the station for the train to Paris.
Gourmet Cape Tour
Join me in the Cape for 5 days as we discover a part of the beautiful OVERBERG. This area is a region of contrasts and wonder, with rugged mountain ranges, fynbos, rolling wheat and canola fields and beautiful coastal vistas. Here the land, mountains, sea and people tell their own story. We will go through picturesque vineyards tasting amazing wine and eating some wonderful local food. Among other things your days will include a wine estate in the beautiful Hemel en Aarde valley where we will experience an exciting food and wine pairing, the beautiful seaside town of Hermanus and the little village of Stanford.
18 – 27 MAY 2017
Spain is passionate, sophisticated and devoted to living the good life. The passions of Spain’s people are the fabric of daily life – this is a country with music in its soul and where food and wine is a national obsession!!!
Spain is a country that lives very much in the present and ‘fiesta’ is one of the best-known words in the Spanish language. It’s because life is itself a fiesta here and everyone seems to be invited. Perhaps you’ll sense it at night when all of Spain comes out to play. Or maybe that moment will come when a flamenco performer touches something deep in your soul. Whenever it happens, you’ll find yourself recognising that, THIS IS SPAIN!!
A Week in Israel
Come with me to interesting Israel……the land of milk and honey…… the best hummus and abundant fruit and vegetables.
Our first stop, Tel Aviv. Gourmet restaurant chefs (and so will we) go to the local markets to purchase their produce, dried fruits, nuts and store roasted coffee. These markets are places of endless rustic charm and interesting characters. Delis with sons and grandfathers working side by side, generation after generation. While walking and tasting through the markets we will be taken through the ages to the present day foodie scene.
We will enjoy cooking lessons learning the delicious local food made with incredible ingredients.
Amongst lots of interesting outings, an evening will be spent sharing Shabbat (Fri night dinner) with a local family.
Next we make our way to Jerusalem.
“What has not already been said about the holiest city in the world, the city that has been united, the eternal city first built thousands of years ago, whose history can be heard in the whispering of the wind along the walls, where every stone tells a wondrous story of a city that has drawn millions of faithful pilgrims for thousands of years. Such is Jerusalem, the capital of Israel, the only city in the world that has 70 names of love and yearning, the city that in old maps appears at the center of the world and is still adored.
Jerusalem is a city of overwhelming emotions, a city that promises a spiritual experience, interesting and fascinating history and sites.”
…And incredible food!!!!
A Week in Provence