Christine is hosting this very special tour for CSC’s Secret Women’s Series – small group travel designed for women.
Taste your way through Southern India on this mouth‐watering epicurean adventure! Travelling with renowned Australian chef Christine Manﬁeld, author of acclaimed ‘Tasting India’, we will delight in the cultural riches of India’s south. We will meet local growers, artisans and chefs, explore colourful markets and participate in inspiring cooking classes where we will discover the scents of cumin and coriander, the tang of tamarind and mustard, the fragrance of turmeric and saﬀron ‐ and all with the beneﬁt of Christine’s unique insight as she interprets the sights, smells, sounds and tastes along the way.
Beginning our journey in Chennai we’ll discover the city’s cosmopolitan scene and savour authentic South Indian delicacies before heading to Pondicherry, known for its chic French colonial style, fusion cuisine and carefully curated antiques. Winging our way west to the Arabian Sea we explore the ancient trading port of Fort Cochin, discovering it’s spice ﬁlled markets and bazaars, dining with a leading chef in his world famous restaurant and participating in a private cooking class with an authority on Keralan cooking.
Travelling to Alleppey we will be enchanted by the tranquil backwaters and will savour the delectable ﬂavours of the south with a home‐cooked meal. On the shores of Lake Vembanad we’ll discover the slow pace of backwater village life, sample delicately spiced Indian ﬁsh dishes and luxuriate in one of the area’s eﬀortlessly stylish boutique hotels where we can indulge in an ayurvedic massage…or two!
Our journey comes to a close in Mumbai, India’s commercial powerhouse and most cosmopolitan city. On our curated walking tour we will sample authentic Indian street food and will see how both Indian and foreign settlers have stamped their style on this pulsating city.
Travelling with Christine on this bespoke culinary safari will awaken our palates to the ﬂavours of India’s ubiquitous cultural heritage and open our hearts to the soul of this captivating country.
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