6 of the world’s best foodie experiences

By Rebecca Browning

We live in a world of delicious opportunities, from sushi in Japan, to wines in Australia. Where on Earth do you start? Here are six great foodie experiences that you can book for your next holiday.


1. Tour the vineyards of Tasmania

World-renowned for its food and wine, Australia offers the perfect gourmet experience. With seven wine regions to choose from, Tasmania is the place to go for the ultimate tasting adventure. Head to the vineyards in the Tamar and Huon valleys for a private wine tasting tour of Tasmania’s famous pinot noir, sauvignon blanc and sparkling wines. Team this with a gourmet campfire dinner followed by a private after dark wildlife show.


2. Learn from a sushi master in Tokyo

With more Michelin-starred restaurants than any other city in the world, Tokyo is an essential visit for food lovers. Immerse yourself in Japan’s diverse flavours, learn how to make noodles at the Tsukiji Soba Academy, and learn how to make sushi by taking a private lesson with a sushi master. For a unique experience, rise before dawn to visit Tsukiji, the World’s biggest fish market in Tokyo with a local guide who will talk you through the auction process (be quick because it’s due to close in November 2016).


3. Taste a bandiola sandwich in Argentina

Argentina offers an exquisite blend of food and wine. Take a city tour of Buenos Aires and enjoy a break at a typical Argentina carrito for a gourmet bondiola – a slow-cooked pork shoulder sandwich covered with a sauce made with lemon and garlic and cooked until the pork edges are perfectly crispy burnt. A trip to Argentina isn’t complete until you’ve taste Mendoza’s legendary asados. Book into Casa de Uco to enjoy a glass of Malbec and delicious steak cooked in the resort. Explore the best holiday destinations in Asia.

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4. Search for white truffles in Chianti

From pasta to gelato, Italy is full of delicious cuisine. Visit Chianti in autumn with a Tartufaio to search for the elusive white truffle. For those with a larger appetite, an oeno-gastronomic discovery of Rome is a must. Join a three-hour walking tour around the Trastevere district that encompasses traditional Italian food from ancient Rome’s history. Visit Italy’s bustling markets during the tour to sample Italian delicacies including ice cream, Sicilian pastries and wine. See more holiday ideas in Italy.


5. Tour the Pintxos of San Sebastian

Full of Michelin-starred restaurants, San Sebastian is home to some of the world’s greatest chefs. Follow an expert guide around the town sampling San Sebastian’s best pintxos bars, stop off at the ‘Comb of the Winds’ sculpture before reaching the top of Monte Igueldo to find the best views of the city. For the ultimate Spanish experience, stroll around Madrid with a local connoisseur in search of the different varieties of tapas available in the capital’s bars and restaurants. Look for more holiday destinations in Spain and our pick of the best foodie breaks.


6. Dine on tagine in the Moroccan desert

For the ultimate secluded dining experience head to the Moroccan desert camps. Sit back and relax in the middle of the desert as a tagine or mechoui is cooked over a campfire. Wake up early for a camel trek through the desert dunes to see the sun rise over the Sahara.

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