Christine Manfield is undoubtedly one of Australia’s most acclaimed chefs, a food and travel writer, presenter, teacher and gastronomic traveller. The Classic Safari Company is delighted to present Christine Manfield as the host for a small collection of expertly crafted journeys through some of the world’s most tantalising and exotic gastronomic destinations. Every bespoke journey is unique but all share our signature hallmarks of exclusive behind the scenes access, private dining, the world’s finest restaurants, bustling markets, producers and growers, curated cooking classes with top chefs and a handpicked collection of luxury boutique hotels. This is gourmet travel in style!
Mexico: Tacos & Tequila
15th – 26th February 2020 | 2 weeks | Mexico City, Puebla & Oaxaca
Explore the back streets and high life of Mexico with a tour through cobbled streets and colonial mansions. Discover sultry mezcal bars and lively markets, cook with top Mexican chefs turning the gastronomic scene on its head and experience the fiery Latin flair of this beautiful country through its tamales, tacos and tortas.
Colombia: Tropical Fruits
1st – 13th March 2020 | 2 weeks | Bogota, Cali, Medellin & Cartagena
Colombia’s equatorial climate, Andean peaks and colonial influences create a mind boggling array of flavours and produce from world famous coffee to exotic fruits found nowhere else on earth. Wander the charming back streets sampling empanadas and arepas, shop the colourful neighbourhood markets with top chefs and soak up the sun with a local Caribbean rum.
Italy: A Southern Sojourn
19th – 31st May 2020 | 2 weeks | Puglia & Sicily
Taste your way through the prettiest and most productive regions of Southern Italy. Cook with the region’s best produce straight from source, meet small scale farmers and artisanal producers, dine with Michelin-starred chefs and drink with world class winemakers whilst staying in luxury farmhouses and beautifully styled historic masserias. There is an option for a 4-day extension to the Salento region in Southern Puglia after the main tour.
Portugal, Spain & Morocco: Moorish Travels
7th – 20th October 2020 | 2 weeks | Madrid, Seville, Granada, Fes & Marrakech, with the option for a 6-day extension in Portugal (30th September – 7th October).
A journey of contrasts taking in the richness of Spain’s tapas culture, the exoticism of Morocco’s Arabic influences and the multicultural vibrancy of Portugal. One day you’ll be on an Iberian pig farm, squeezing oranges and dancing the flamenco and the next you’ll be luxuriating in the tiled courtyard of a private riad, selecting rosewater scented pastries as you sip fresh mint tea, or tasting local wines in Porto.
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