Tour Code: ITA
Visit delis full of olives, cheeses, small-goods, olive oil, pasta and sauces, bakeries famous for crusty pane di casa bread, fresh pasta makers, expert cheese makers, some of the best Italian fruit and vegetables - all at friendly family-run businesses. Indulge in some great homemade pasta, wood-fired pizza & salads followed by a visit to bottle shop for a taste of Limoncello or Italian liquor.
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Tour Code: GRK
Start with a Greek coffee and some wonderful freshly baked biscuits and pastries from one of the best bakers in Sydney. Then we drive to colourful bustling Illawarra Road, Marrickville to visit a number of family-owned Greek businesses including a butcher with some of the best lamb and louganika (Greek sausages), taste and learn about the range of olives and fetta cheese, discover the best Greek bread shop in town and pop in to a spice merchant and classic Greek deli before settling into traditional banquet style lunch at our favourite Greek restaurant.
Tour Code: TUR
Start with a Turkish coffee or tea in a beautiful Aladdin's cave of a café and learn about Turkish food and ingredients then discover some of the riches of this vibrant suburb - emporiums filled with spices and delicacies and implements including pretty tea glasses for Turkish apple tea, Real Turkish Delight, great bakeries and butcher, followed by a generous lunch.
Tour Code: LEB
Join our guide Nancy Halloun to discover some of the most delicious Lebanese food and ingredients in Punchbowl, visiting our favourite butcher, baker, emporium, chocolate and nut shop, a pizza place like no other, using toppings of za’atar (oregano, sumac and sesame seeds) lahm bajeen (lamb and spices) and many more. Enjoy coffee to start, a sampling of the best falafel in town, plus many tastings as well as a banquet lunch. The grande finale is a palace of delicious sweets. A truly fabulous introduction to these great flavours.
Tour Code: VIE
A day trip to Asia – a great way to learn about Vietnamese food and culture, exotic ingredients and a vibrant colourful part of Sydney. Start with tea and Vietnamese snacks and learn about the many herbs used in this beautiful fresh cuisine and the sauces and spices that make it sing. With local guides, we introduce you to some of the amazing array of shops, huge emporiums, sweets and fruits, butchers and BBQ roasting houses before settling in to a late lunch at a Vietnamese restaurant. So much fun.
Tour Code: KOR
Come and plunge into the vibrant heart of Little Korea in Eastwood for a guided journey with Korean cooking teacher Heather Jeong. Enjoy some of the great tastes of Korea through visits to a number of food businesses ...we start with a Korean tea and cooking demonstration then learn the building blocks of this delicious, healthy cuisine, discovering butchers and bakers, fresh produce shops and more. We learn about bulgogi and the Korean style of barbecuing which is easy to do at home; banchan – the many vegetable side dishes, delicious sashimi, unusual Korean cakes, even beauty products! We finish with a many course lunch at the top restaurant in the area.
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Tour Code: LAO
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