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Culinary Travel: A Buffet of Options Susan Farewell When clients come to you requesting cooking or food experiences on their trips, listen carefully as to what they may really want. While you can arrange for them to do multi-day cooking programs or trips that are completely food- and wine-focused, sometimes a little taste is just the right amount. It doesn't have to be a huge time commitment and your client doesn't have to be a foodie. Many culinary experiences are wonderful travel adventures in themselves, opening a window into the local cultures. Here is a sampling of the types of experiences you might offer your clients. These often become the highlights of their trips. Truffle Hunting in Croatia: Clients head into the Motovun forest in Istria with a guide and truffle-hunting dogs from Karlic, a family-run company. The 2-hour expeditions include an introduction to the history of the truffle and conclude with a tasting. Vietnam Street Food by Vespa: With these off-the-charts fun tours, your clients experience the nightlife of Ho Chi Minh City the way locals do, all from the back of a vintage Vespa scooter. A typical Vespa Adventures tour includes visiting small eateries, a coffee house and a nightclub for a taste of live Vietnamese music. Cooking Safaris in South Africa: In the historic Malay Quarter of Cape Town, Andulela is a company that offers guided tours of the Quarter (also known as Bo-Kaap) followed by cooking demos and workshops. Clients can try their hands at mixing masala and folding samosas. They also learn how to balance the delicate flavors of Cape Malay curry. All About Seafood in San Francisco: On Sea Forager's Fishing and Foraging Tours, clients learn how to catch rock crabs, how to throw a Hawaiian casting net and how to find edible seaweed. All that and a boat load of great information on sustainability and the history of fisheries in California. Susan Farewell is the owner of Farewell Travels LLC (, a travel design firm based in Westport, CT. Follow her on Twitter and Instagram @FarewellTravels. 28 april 2016 FARM restaurant at The Carneros Inn in California. comb. The other tour is Truffe Time, where guests head out with the property's Lagotto Romagnolo truffle dogs to discover the 500-year-old breed and the truffles they find. Rates start at $795 per night. A Taste of Waldorf Astoria Worldwide, the Waldorf Astoria properties are inviting guests to take on their own Taste of Waldorf Astoria adventure with its 3-night culinary experiential packages. These packages feature unique experiences such as exploring the local fish market with a master chef to select ingredients for the evening's meal at Casa Marina, A Waldorf Astoria Resort in Key West. Hilton West Palm Beach, Florida Now, if your clients "lean" a little more to the healthy side, guests of the Hilton West Palm Beach can participate in an immersive cooking class alongside chef Matthew Byrne, Tiger Wood's former chef, as they pull from Florida-fresh ingredients to create the trendy mason jar salad. The class takes place on the outdoor Palm Deck, and later guests can take their portable lunch with them for a picnic on the hotel's lawns or enjoy by the pool. One thing's for sure, guests who participate in any of these culinary experiences arrive back home with more than a smart phone filled with images from their vacation. They bring back a bag full of delicious memories as well as healthy, hearty recipes they can share at home with their families, just like the ones they lusted over while watching the Food Network. Contact Information Blackberry Farm: The Carneros Inn: Hilton West Palm Beach: Waldorf Astoria: The Westin La Paloma:

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Recommend April 2016

Editor’s Notes
Hotel Desk: Hotels for Foodies
Tour Talk: Take to the Road With Enterprise
Cruise Lines Whip Up Culinary Treats
Viking Celebrates Agents
5 Adults-Only All-Inclusives Where Dinner Is an Art
Saint Lucia Loves Chocoholics
Accent on Food
Hotel Culinary Options in the U.S.
Culinary Travel: A Buffet of Options
Vegas Bites
Dining Through the Holy Land
Spotlight on Gastronomy
Hyatt Ziva Cancun
Lovely Valencia
Thuringia: Germany’s Best-Kept Secret...Revealed
Devouring Asia

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