Video | Agriculture | Confidence | Economy | Energy | Employment | Finance | Media | Property | RBNZ | Science | SOEs | Tax | Technology | Telecoms | Tourism | Transport | Search

 


Food tour to New Caledonia

Press release February 4, 2013

Enjoy the best of New Caledonian Pacific-French Cuisine March 17 – 21

Just under a three hour flight from Auckland is the French territory of New Caledonia, an exotic slice of Europe; combining the warmth of the Pacific with the sophistication, food and culture of France; a well known foodie paradise!

If food and cooking are one of your passions, we have some great news, there is a Gourmet Food Tour departing Auckland to New Caledonia on March 17.

First some background:
Researched and organized by Art of Travel Managing Director Wendy Dobson and hosted by engaging food writer Grant Allen. This tour will appeal to keen foodies of all ages for its variety and interaction with the best local chefs and food providers.

A fun and hands on tour experiencing the best of Pacific French cuisine. These are small, friendly groups of around ten people. Due to the strong New Zealand dollar New Caledonia is now a very affordable destination with costs on a par with travelling to Australia.

Tour highlights include:
Sunday March 17:
Arrive via Air Calin with city Tour on-route to your one bedroom, four star apartment at the Promenade Hotel with sea views of Anse-Vata Beach. In the evening enjoy dinner and wine in the charming private home of well known chef Michelle.

Monday March 18:
Full day tour by coach to the village of Farino here you will meet with celebrated local chef Gabrielle at his wild larder garden for a casual lunch including wine and cooking lessons, stopping on route at local villages to sightsee and meeting the locals.

Tuesday March 19: With your guide take the bus to visit the exotic local fish, fruit and vegetable markets followed by a walk to Patisserie Donneau-Rouseau for a degustation croissants & bread. You then visit Morand Chocolate shop for a chocolate making demonstration and sampling of their degustation chocolates, continuing on to the nearby Infiny Tea Shop for local and imported tea and cake tasting hosted by the owner. Next is a visit to Johnstone Casino Supermarket to see the local and imported foods. Then amber across the road to the famous CMP Kitchen Store. It’s then time to visit Port du Sud Marina for a private wine and cheese tasting hosted by the owner of La Maison Ballande. Then back to the Hotel for a leisurely afternoon. This glorious full day ends with cooking lessons and dinner hosted by charming local Chef Thierry at his home.

Wednesday March 20: A free day to relax, swim and shop or take optional tours ending with a delicious farewell dinner at one of Noumea’s most sought after restaurants Au Petite Café, hosted by celebrated local Chef Gabriel.

Thursday March 21: Return to Auckland via Air Calin.

Tour details: Depart Auckland March 17 flying Air Calin, return March 21. Cost from $2,900 per person share twin. For more information please visit www.artoftravel.co.nz for bookings please contact Wendy Dobson at Art of Travel email wendy@artoftravel.co.nz phone 09 360 1456

Ends


© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Business Headlines | Sci-Tech Headlines

 

Tourism: China Southern Airlines To Fly To Christchurch

China Southern Airlines, in partnership with Christchurch Airport and the South Island tourism industry, has announced today it will begin flying directly between Guangzhou, Mainland China and the South Island. More>>

ALSO:

Dodgy: Truck Shops Come Under Scrutiny

Mobile traders, or truck shops, target poorer communities, particularly in Auckland, with non-compliant contracts, steep prices and often lower-quality goods than can be bought at ordinary shops, a Commerce Commission investigation has found. More>>

ALSO:

Auckland Transport: Government, Council Agree On Funding Approach

The government and Auckland Council have reached a detente over transport funding, establishing a one-year, collaborative timetable for decisions on funding for the city's transport infrastructure growth in the next 30 years after the government refused to fund the $2 billion of short and medium-term plans outlined in Auckland's draft Unitary Plan. More>>

ALSO:

Bullish On China Shock: Slumping Equities, Commodities May Continue, But Not A GFC

The biggest selloff in stock markets in at least four years, slumping commodity prices and a surge in Wall Street's fear gauge don't mean the world economy is heading for another global financial crisis, fund managers say. More>>

ALSO:

Real Estate: Investors Driving Up Auckland Housing Risk - RBNZ

The growing presence of investors in Auckland's property market is increasing the risks, and is likely to both amplify the housing cycle and worsen the potential damage from a downturn both to the financial system and the broader economy, said Reserve Bank deputy governor Grant Spencer. More>>

ALSO:

Annual Record: Overseas Visitors Hit 3 Million Milestone

Visitor arrivals to New Zealand surpassed 3 million for the first time in the July 2015 year, Statistics New Zealand said today. The record-breaking 3,002,982 visitors this year was 7 percent higher than the July 2014 year. More>>

ALSO:

Get More From Scoop

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Business
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news