If what you eat is a key driver of where you travel, then you are not alone. For many of us, the chance to experience delicious and interesting cuisine in those destinations that we visit is often a significant factor in determining where we choose to travel. With that in mind, here are A&K’s top five holiday suggestions for foodies, guaranteed to tempt the gourmet in all of us!
Join well-known cook, TV personality and restaurateur Geoff Jansz on A&K’s culinary, and cultural, journey to Sri Lanka. Taking no more than 24 guests the tour covers all the major highlights of this charming and diverse island nation visiting ancient sites and modern day attractions, participating in unique cultural interactions and specially tailored culinary experiences.
Journey highlights include guided sightseeing of World Heritage sites in the Cultural Triangle, Kandy and a pooja ceremony in the Temple of the Tooth, the Dutch Fort in Galle as well as an in-depth Tea Experience in the Cultural Triangle and a walking tour of old Colombo. Culinary surprises include a fish market tour and seafood cooking class, home-cooked meals in a family home, chef-led demonstrations on how to cook traditional egg hoppers, rotti and typical Sri Lankan curries as well as an introduction to the many spices used day to day and dinner at Colombo’s iconic Ministry of Crab.
Tour dates: 2 – 15 October 2016
Twin share per person: $8,475
There is still limited space available on A&K’s Geoff Jansz-hosted culinary odyssey to Morocco this November. Highlights include dining with locals, exploring markets, tasting the produce and learning the intricacies of Moroccan cuisine as well as being part of some special experiences uniquely tailored by Geoff. Guided tours of Casablanca, Fes, Rabat and Marrakech as well as a visit to a Berber village in the Atlas Mountains are all part of the experience.
Tour dates: 1 – 10 November 2015
Twin share per person: $6,895 per person
Charming historic villages, seaside towns, fine food and wine, exquisite boutique accommodation make Tasmania a unique and rewarding getaway for the gourmet traveller. Though petite, the state is rich in culinary invention. Gourmet experiences abound and with A&K you are treated to private wine tastings, local picnic hampers, artisan chocolate and berry wine tastings, dinner at Saffire Freycinet’s award-winning Palate and a degustation lunch with matching wines at The Source restaurant at MONA.
A&K’s 8-day private journey, ‘Tasmania on a Platter’, is priced from $6,865 per person.
The gold standard of epicurean holidays, A&K has a new journey through north eastern Italy focusing on the famous produce of the region – the Prosciutto di San Daniele, Prosecco, grappa, olives and asparagus, just to name a few. Highlights include visiting a Venetian bacari for wine and tasting plates, the celebrated Prosecco Wine Route, the glass blowers of Murano, exquisite Palladian villas and medieval monuments plus incredible cuisine, wine tastings, distillery visits and atmospheric lodgings along the way.
Ask about A&K’s 8-day private journey ‘Prosecco to Prosciutto’.
A culinary experience in Thailand introduces the key flavours of one of our favourite cuisines focusing on the flavours and technical elements of Thai cuisine with a range of exciting culinary experiences including an introduction to Bangkok’s famous street food at authentic locations like Silom Soi 20, Nanglerng and Banglumpoo. There’s also time exploring atmospheric produce markets as well as participating in cooking classes and dining in one of the country’s most famous restaurants, David Thompson’s Michelin starred Nahm.
Accommodation in Bangkok is at Metropolitan by COMO, and at Nonthaburi outside Bangkok guests bed down at The Thai House, a traditional teakwood home stay and cooking school worlds away from the bustling city. Hands-on cooking classes, river trips, market and village visits are all included.
A&K’s 6-day ‘Taste of Thailand’ is priced from $1,565 per person.