Tour brochure for Relish Mama's once in a lifetime culinary food tour to Sicily 2017

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GOURMET BREAKS
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Stunning
Sicily
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8th
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15th October 2017
with Nellie Kerrison
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In October 2017, enjoy a delectable culinary
adventure
with culinary expert, food writer and cookery
book
author Nellie Kerrison. Nellie is the founder
of
Melbournes premiere cookery school Relish Mama.
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If you love to travel, relish good food & wine
and great
company, then you will love this once in a lifetime tour
with Nellie Kerrison, discovering the natural beauty of
Sicily. You will be
meeting
delightful foodie heroes and
discovering the
traditions
of Sicily and its delicious
dishes and wines.
This
luxury
culinary tour to Sicily includes the
excitement of a 4 night stay to Sicilys greatest city, the
buzzing capital of
Palermo. We will also enjoy a 3 night
stay in
the beauty of Ragusas countryside, renowned
as
Sicilys gastronomic
heartland.
Sicily is a delightful island set in the sparkling
seas
of the Mediterranean, as famous for its food as for
its
diverse cultural legacy that spans the ancient Greeks
to
the Spanish. Highlights of the tour include a fun
auto
rickshaw street food exploration through Palermo, a
visit
to an olive oil estate near Menfi, and visits to
Mo
dica
and Ragusa in the southern tip of
Sicily
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You can participate in wonderful and varied
cooking
lessons, each with a different Italian chef in
contrasting
venues. Prepare organic produce at a farm estate
near
Ragusa with Lady Vincenza Iolanda, join
multi-Michelin
starred Vincenzo Candiano in Ragusa and not least
join
olive oil producer Natalia Ravida cooking in an
historic
18th century palazzo overlooking Palermos
cathedral.
Join us for an unforgettable holiday exploring
this
beautiful part of the world famed for its lifestyle and
deliciously healthy
cuisine.
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Dates and
prices:
Sunday 8th 15th October
2017
From $4795 AUD per person based on shared
accommodation of a double room (single supplement $875
AUD)
including:
Accommodation
4 nights’ bed and breakfast at 4-star Plaza Opera,
Palermo
3 nights’ bed and breakfast at 5-star Eremo
della
Giubiliana,
Ragusa
Activities
Dinner at chef Patrizia di Benedettos Michelin
starred
restaurant Bye Bye Blues in
Mondello
Heritage tour of Palermo with expert private guide
Marilu
Patrizias Palermo – a fun tour ranging across the
city
in auto Rickshaw combing exploration of its
historic
quarters and markets with a chic eats lunch tour
by
Michelin starred chef Patrizia di
Benedetto
Cookery lesson with food writer, olive oil producer
Natalia Ravida in an historic Palazzo dramatically
set
opposite the Cathedral. The day starts with a visit to
the
nearby markets to buy fresh produce
Ravidà estate discover the award winning olive oils of
the Ravidà estate and enjoy a masterclass with Natalia
in
olive oil tasting, with lunch at her Menfi
estate.
Modica Chocolate safari discover how Modican
master
chocolatier still use Aztec processes to create
delicious
Sicilian
chocolate.
Cookery lesson discover the beautiful hill top town of
Ragusa before meeting Vincenzo Candiano,
charming
2-Michelin starred chef, at Locanda Don Serafino for
an
unforgettable cookery
lesson.
Marina di Ragusa enjoy dinner at an historic
beach
club overlooking the Mediterranean in Marina di
Ragusa.
Mount Etna join organic wine maker Salvo Foti for
the
grape harvest at his traditional gravity operated
Palmento
high on Etnas
slopes.
Group transfers by
coach
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Group transfers by coach or
train
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Services of bi-lingual Tastes of Italy Tour
host
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Services of Culinary expert Nellie Kerrison
Not included: International Air
Travel, Insurance,
Passport
expenses
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How to
Book:
Please call or email Nellie Kerrison
on 0418 592 607 to hold your
place.
We will send you a booking form
together with terms and
conditions.
Following your reservation, we can
hold your reservation for 7 days. You
must, within this period, complete
and return the
booking
form to
nellie@relishmama.com.au and
guarantee your booking with
a
deposit of $2000 AUD per person
(small surcharge fro credit card
payments).Visa and
Passport:
Passport holders of an
Australian
passport should ensure that
the
passport is valid for at least 3
months
beyond your proposed stay for
tourist
travel. If you should need a
new
passport please ensure you enquire
in
sufficient time before your departure.
You can call the Australian
Passport
Information Service
(APIS)
for
further information on 131 232.
Australian passport holders do
not
require visas for travel to Italy as
a
tourist or for business trips up to 90
days. If you are making a longer
visit
please note you may be required
to
arrange a visa. For further
information
check with your local
Italian
Consulate.
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Accommodation
Selection:
All rooms enjoy private en suite bathroom
with bath or shower, telephone, satellite
T
V
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complimentary WiFi, room safe, hair
dryer
,
mini bar and air-conditioning or
heating
depending on
season.
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Hotel Plaza Opera, Palermo
The 4-star PLAZA OPERA is a
contemporary
boutique hotel located centrally in
Palemo
opposite the Teatro Massimo (the setting for
the final moments of Godfather Part
III).
Opened in 2005 the hotel has 47 rooms.
This
upper-middle-range hotel has
established
a good reputation.
Well-constructed
and
finished to a better standard than most
similarly rated hotels in the city centre,
the
hotel is well managed and located
within
easy walking distance of Palermos
landmarks.
Standard rooms measure 15-19 sqm in
size
with en suite bathroom with shower (or
bath).
The hotel has a lounge with bar
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Hotel Eremo della Giubiliana
The 5-star EREMO DELLA
GIUBILIANA
is a charming luxury estate near
Ragusa
owned by Vicenza Iolanda with 16 rooms.
Situated in the midst of pretty
countryside,
the accommodation is decorated with
original
hand-made period furnishings, fine
fabrics
and antiques. There is a particularly good
restaurant using locally grown bio
dynamic
produce. The property offers an outdoor pool
(seasonal)
and is a perfect base for
exploring
the surrounding countryside and enjoying
its
excellent agricultural produce.
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Tastes of Italy Ltd.
9 Lydden Road, London SW18 4LT (UK)
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Tel (Switchboard): +44 (0)20 8874 3490
Tel (Direct): +44 (0)20 3004 0781
Cell: +44 (0)7867 797890
Fax: +44 (0)870 169 5324
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info@tastesofitaly.co.uk www.tastesofitaly.co.uk