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A Chef’s Tour: Bangkok Backstreet Food Tasting Tour

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Don’t leave the fate of your taste buds to chance… go straight for Bangkok’s culinary jugular. Join Chef Nutth on his epic nightly food feast around the city’s maze of alleys to taste hidden street eats you’d never find alone. Trust us, the pad Thai on Khao San Road is nothing to write home about. Gorge on lemongrass infused mussels, rich peanut satay with grilled coconut chicken and ajat relish, the finest Thai curry in the city and over a dozen more lip-smackingly good things at some of the best places to eat in Bangkok.

Kicking off as the afternoon cools, eat your way through the labyrinth of backstreets on the best Bangkok Chinatown food tour, ending on a sugary high along the main strip of Yaowarat Road in all its neon glory.

*Sorry veggies, this one isn’t for you, try our Old Market Hidden Street Eats tour.
*Street food vendors take time off too, so we can’t promise every tour will be the same, but fear not, the night will always be packed with good stuff. 

What’s Included:

4-hour guided walk through the backstreets of Yaowarat

Tastings of the best street food in Bangkok

Great photo opportunities

Refreshing Thai drinks and water

Fully licensed guide (who’s also a chef)

Limited to just 8 exclusive guests each day

Learn about the history and culture of Thai cuisine

The Guide:

Nutth is a foodie, restaurateur, chef, and licensed guide with a passion for Thai cuisine and knows where to eat in Bangkok. He’s been in the game for over 20 years and what he doesn’t know about Thai food isn’t worth knowing. Join him on his epic nightly Bangkok Chinatown food tour.

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Also from A Chef’s Tour: Bangkok Old Market Hidden Street Eats, Chiang Mai Northern Food Tour by Truck and Mumbai Secret Street Eats Tour

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Jody Eddy: Culinary Tour of Iceland

We are excited to announce our inaugural culinary adventure in Iceland, August 16th-23rd, 2013. Its extraordinary people, landscape and cuisine never cease to amaze and inspire and I am thrilled to invite you to explore the unique beauty of Iceland with me.

No other culinary tour of this nation offers the unique gastronomic adventures of Iceland Culinary Tours. Hosted by myself and Icelandic chef Kjartan Gislason, each day is designed to ignite your senses, fuel your dreams, and inspire your sense of adventure.

Between dips in geothermal pools, afternoons of Icelandic horseback riding, and sailing tours to remote northern islands, you will be introduced to many of the traditional food producers Jody is profiling in the cookbook she is co-writing with chef Gunnar Karl Gislason of Dill in Reykjavik.

These visits will provide one-of-a-kind opportunities to learn about the fascinating culinary history of Iceland from the people who are sometimes single-handedly preserving their nation’s gastronomic traditions. Jaw-dropping vistas of thunderous waterfalls, snow-capped mountains, and smokey geysers will exalt our imaginations as unforgettable meals with some of Iceland’s most celebrated chefs sate our appetites.

We invite you to join us on this unforgettable Arctic culinary adventure!

TOTAL COST: $3900*

* This price is for a double room. We will be happy to match you with a roommate should you be a solo traveler. Should you prefer a single room, a supplemental fee of $350 applies.

The trip will include a total of 12 guests

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Eye Prefer Paris Tours: Chocolate and Pastry Tour – Paris, France

Come and taste the sweetest Parisian sweets on the ultimate fantasy tour for chocoholics and pastry lovers. We will sample chocolates and macarons at 6 of the tastiest chocolate & pastry boutiques in Paris on either the Left Bank or the Right Bank. The tour also includes a stop for a cup of sinfully rich hot chocolate and an entertaining history of the origins of chocolate and macarons in France.

Your guide Richard Nahem, originally from New York, is a former pastry chef & chocolatier, and owned his own shop specializing in chocolate truffles. He lives in the Marais district of Paris and writes the popular Eye Prefer Paris blog.

Timing: By arrangement

Cost: For a private 2 1/2 –3- hour tour, 225 euros for 1 to 3 people; 75 euros each additional person. Includes samples at 4 shops. Price does not include hot chocolate.

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A Taste of Spain: The Ultimate Foodie Tour of Spain

Experience what’s cooking in Spain! Join us for a culinary tour through Madrid, La Rioja, the Basque Country and Catalonia.

  • Savor the great food which Spain is famous for: from Tapas and Paella to Basque Gastronomic Societies and avant-garde cuisine
  • Immerse yourself in the vibrant culinary and cultural scene of Madrid, San Sebastian and Barcelona – with accommodation at 4* centrally located hotels
  • Visit the colourful Boqueria food market with our local expert chef, and join him in a hands-on Mediterranean cooking class
  • Enjoy a second – truly unique – cooking class, this time at a famous  members-only Gastronomic Society in San Sebastian
  • Taste and learn about extraordinary Rioja wines and Spanish Olive oils through private visits to traditional producers
  • Discover the fascinating world of Ibérico ham and Sherry wines on a special meal themed around these extraordinary products
  • Experience the diverse cultures, landscapes and foods of Spain by the hand of our local culinary guide


  • September 30th to October 7th, 2012
  • May 12th to May 19th, 2013
  • September 29th to October 6th, 2013

Group size: 10 to 16 persons

What’s included:

  • Expert English-speaking local culinary guides throughout the itinerary
  • Deluxe private bus for all transfers and excursions
  • Domestic airfare Bilbao-Barcelona in Economy class
  • 7 nights’ accommodation in double room, at selected 4* hotels
  • Buffet breakfast daily
  • Welcome drink with tapas
  • 6 lunches as per the itinerary – 2 of them following private cooking classes –  all accompanied with fine Spanish wines
  • 3 dinners as per the itinerary, all accompanied with fine Spanish wines
  • Private culinary/cultural visits and activities as per the itinerary
  • Entry fees as per the itinerary
  • Gourmet Gift
  • All local taxes


  • 2.630 Euros per person
  • Single supplement: 425 Euros
  • International airfare not included

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Flavor of Hawaii: “I Love Kailua” Food Tour – Oahu, Hawaii

The “I Love Kailua” Food Tour takes you on an exclusive behind-the-scenes look at Kailua’s food, culture and history.  Tantalize your taste buds with delicious, locally grown ingredients and flavors.  Not only will our fun, knowledgeable tour guides give you personalized attention but you even have the opportunity to interact with an award-winning Chef!  The tour lasts two and a half hours and will be more than just a walk around Kailua.  The tour is designed to take you to six different restaurant and eateries that are loved by more than just the locals!  One of our eateries was even a regular stop during the filming of “Lost” for cast member, Matthew Fox!  Don’t miss this one of a kind opportunity to Experience Hawaii Bite-Sized!

Items featured on this tour may include:

  • Personalized attention from an Award Winning Chef
  • Haupia-Glazed, Macadamia Nut Bread Pudding
  • Tropical Passion Fruit and Pineapple Smoothies
  • Renowned Malasadas (as featured on the Cooking Channel’s “Eden Eats”)
  • And much much more!

Our Tours Feature:

  • 12+ large bites and sips at six local gems and one world famous bakery
  • Modern Hawaiian food including Malasadas, Shinsato pork tacos with pineapple pico de gallo, macadamia nut haupia bread pudding and much much more!
  • Personal attention from chefs, owners, artisans, and at two spots the restaurants are all ours
  • Lots of fun, facts and food!

Time: Saturdays from 10:45 am-1:15pm

Price: $45

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Riad Fez: Cooking Classes – Fez, Morocco

Moroccan cuisine is often considered one of the best in the world. It is known by a wide variety of dishes: couscous, tagines, pastilla and barbecue. Fez is said to be par excellence  the gastronomic city of Morocco. Our chef invites you to share her passion and secrets in a friendly and warm atmosphere.

Provided in the main kitchen of the Riad, workshops are organized by groups of 2 to 4 people to ensure each participant a personalized welcome in a nice ambiance. The guests will learn how to prepare an appetizer, main course and dessert. They will begin with a visit of the souks with our chef and a guide to buy good and fresh products.

At the end of each session, the guests will taste the dishes they have prepared during a friendly lunch on the terrace overlooking the Medina or in the dining room of the Riad. A list of recipes dedicated by our chefs will be given at the end of the course to share a grain of Morocco at home, with family or friends.

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La Maison Arabe: Cooking Workshops – Marrakech, Morocco

The legendary restaurant at La Maison Arabe today offers cooking workshops designed for the amateur and professional alike.

The workshops are conducted by a dada (traditional Moroccan cook) or a chef from our Moroccan restaurant, and are held at the hotel. Small groups of maximum 10 participants work alongside a translator (Arabic/English/French), using easy-to-use modern equipment found in everyday kitchens. At the end of each workshop, participants dine on the meal they have prepared. At a typical half-day workshop, one learns to prepare an appetizer and a main dish, or a main dish and dessert. Details upon request.

600 Dhs per person for small groups of 4 to 10 persons
800 Dhs per person for small groups of 1 to 3 persons
Private cooking workshop : 5.000 dhs

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The Big Foody: Taste Auckland Tour – New Zealand

The Big Foody Food Tour was established in 2007 to show visitors and locals the real hidden pleasures of Auckland’s epicurean culture. As with all major cities Auckland has its fair share of run of the mill eateries. The Big Foody team has spent the last 6 years seeking out the very best delights of Auckland’s eateries and food establishments to bring to you in a fun filled taste extravaganza leaving you confident of where best to eat in the city.

As a bunch of super keen foodies we love showing off our city and the great places we have on offer to enjoy.

The Taste Auckland Tour is a morning of fun filled visits to local restaurants, markets, delis and other epicurean locations, tasting the produce, meeting the owners and experiencing first hand the delights of Auckland’s cuisine and culture.

Our way of thinking is to truly understand a place, you must indulge in it’s delights, so that’s what we do!

Our Tour Includes……

  • The history of food and cuisine in New Zealand
  • Trip out to the amazing Kohu Road Creamery
  • Journey around the Fish Market
  • Light Bite to finish off
  • recommendations of where to eat
  • Lots of recipe ideas to take away
  • Meet some of the Aucklanders who make our city.

…and to add to that we take in some of the views, learn a bit of the history of the city and show off Auckland to it’s very best.

4.5 hours, $165.00 and as many tastes as you can fit in!

This tour is for everyone to enjoy!

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Taste Carolina: Chapel Hill / Carrboro Walking Tour – North Carolina

Whether you`re a local resident or a visitor, let us guide you to six to eight restaurants and shops serving innovative food sourced locally from farm-to-table. You`ll have opportunities to talk with chefs and owners, and along the way, our professional guides will tell you about local history and cool new developments in town. Join us in sampling incredible cuisine while discovering what makes the Triangle and Triad regions of North Carolina so special.

Go behind the scenes of Carrboro restaurants and its renowned farmers` market, where traditional and modern `farm-to-table` cuisine comes to life. From fine-dining restaurants to mom & pop sandwich shops, sample innovative and upscale southern dishes, house-made chocolates, local meats and cheeses, organic wine, local beer, made-from-scratch pie, and more. Known for being on the forefront of the Slow Food movement and for restaurants that have redefined Southern cooking, Chapel Hill/ Carrboro is one of the best places in the country to live and eat!

Tours are Available EVERY Saturday.
(Tours are also available weekdays by advance appointment for groups of four or more).
$42.50, $44.98 with service fee
Register in advance at http://www.brownpapertickets.com/producer/13086
Public parking in Carrboro is available. See http://walkcarrboro.com/map.html for details.
Meet in front of Open Eye Cafe, 101 S. Greensboro St., Carrboro, at 10:45.
Wear comfortable shoes; this tour is between 1.5 and 2 miles of walking.
Runs rain or shine.
Dress appropriately for the weather.

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“Mai” Home – The Saigon Culinary Art Centre

At “The Saigon Culinary Art Center,” in a spacious Vietnamese House of yester-year style, you are offered a “Hands-on Cooking Course” of traditional dishes. The program of teaching is emphasized on the culture of Vietnamese gastronomy as well.

With our Grand Chefs, participants will entertain a “Hands-on” cooking of Vietnamese traditional dishes.

Full of joy and pride, you savor your own culinary creation.

An option of “Market Visit” with Chefs will help participants to understand more Vietnamese ingredients and its substitution.

Remittance of “Certificate of Recognition”, a handbook with all recipes and Souvenir Gift from “The Saigon Culinary Art Center” will crown the cooking session in warm and friendly ambiance.

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