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Taste the flavors of the world... join us on a guided

travel adventure


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Coming to know a new culture goes beyond the landmarks and the museums. The culinary delights you’ll find in this book offer an amazing window on local cultures. With Collette, you’ll not only taste the incredible dishes and see how they are made; you will meet the people whose everyday life is intertwined with these culinary traditions. It is time to uncover the flavors of the world.

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you will not find a

better ‘menu’ in touring... For Starters

Savoring almost 100 years of history Our family-owned company has cultivated a passion for travel across all seven continents (over 160 tours).


Main Fare Blending the right flavors We bring together iconic places with immersive cultural and culinary experiences.

Tasting the world Our experienced team of tour designers, many irrepressible foodies themselves, travel the globe to seek out authentic culinary experiences in local restaurants and in local homes.


Sweet Surprises Seasoned experts by your side Our Tour Managers live and breathe their destinations and love nothing more than to guide you to their favorite restaurant, or share out of the way places you may not find on your own.

Always at your service Whether online at or over the phone we are ready to answer any questions and to help you find the perfect tour. 4

Call Collette at 800-528-0351 or visit

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table of contents v

France (pages 8-15) Italy (pages 16-23) Spain & Portugal (pages 24-31) Ireland

(pages 32-37)

Asia (pages 38-43) Africa (pages 44-51) South America (pages 52-57) North America (pages 58-65)

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More Authentic

Food is a wonderful way to

experience new cultures. Our authentic culinary inclusions take you into the destination, offering understanding and satisfying your taste buds.

Reward your taste buds with local Tuscan favorites such as crostini with ricotta cheese, tomato and basil.


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your culinary adventures await

Experience first-hand the blend of influences that come alive in the Peruvian culinary scene.

Learn about Vietnamese cuisine during a cooking demonstration.

We reveal the surprising gastronomical delights of Ireland.

Enjoy a variety of included wines with many meals.

More included meals in local restaurants more menu choices

& Available on select tours: Diner's Choice... choose the perfect spot for your included meal from a “menu” of the city's great restaurants.

The restaurants we visited had amazing ambiance and fantastic quality of the food. — Janis G. 7

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Cuisine prepared with love and never rushed.


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Bistro vs. Brasserie in france Yes that’s right, in France they are very different. When you are out on the town you should know what to expect when choosing your dining experience. Bistro: Often family-owned and busy, bistros are cozy restaurants with a down-to-earth atmosphere and a modestly priced menu. They serve a small selection of classic French dishes. Some of the home-style dishes you will find on their limited blackboard menus are roasted chicken, coq au vin, pot au feu, and beef bourguignon. But be forewarned, it is a place where local wine seems to flow freely. Brasserie: It is a large, open and lively restaurant. Diners will experience the French “art de la table” and get a more upscale experience. They typically have a charming atmosphere and tend to be open longer hours. Their menus are usually fixed and quite extensive. Some items you may see include oysters, steak tartare, onion soup, coq au vin and choucroute garnie. Also, if you are looking for beer this is the place, as brasserie means brewery.


Bordeaux’s canelés, mini-cakes flavored with rum and vanilla, are my favorite French treat. The wine makers in this region use egg whites to clarify their wine and use the leftover yolks in these tasty pastries. I love that! — Becky Reagan — Tour Manager


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Let Them Eat Bread the neighborhood boulangerie There is no rest for the weary bread bakers in a French village, but there is always fresh bread. It is actually law that fresh bread be available to the people every day. Locals line up every morning at their neighborhood boulangerie to purchase their daily loaf from

friendly artisan bakers and chat with their neighbors. Bread is on every table and at every meal, and everyone is expected to eat a piece. But you won’t see butter, this bread is so tasty and fresh, there is no need for it!

Breads come in all shapes and sizes. Here is a list of some of the traditional types: Baguette - a long, thin loaf of crusty bread Couronne - bread in the shape of a ring Flute - twice the size of a baguette Batard - half-length normal loaf Ficelle - long and very thin loaf Pain de campagne - “country bread” with a thick crust Brioche - sweet bread traditionally wide bottom with a ball on top Today many bakers stray from the traditional and tout their own creations and recipes. Bring your appetite; there is so much to try!

Bon Appétit! #1

Savor dining in a Parisian brasserie.

France Magnifique See pg 14


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Herbes de Provence taste of southern france




Ever wonder what was in this earthy, flavorful blend of spices? It is an array of dried herbs used in French cooking often used when roasting chicken, pork or vegetables. It is made of herbs grown abundantly in the Provence region (its namesake). The ratios vary based on the creator, but here is the list of ingredients most frequently used: • Savory • Rosemary


• Marjoram • Thyme • Lavender buds • Some blends include fennel seeds, sage, tarragon, and citrus zest.

Citrus Zest

Rosemary 11

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Savor a Meal delight your senses

In French culture, meals are meant to be savored. Lunch and dinner turn into events and consist of multiple courses – hors d’oeuvre or entrÊe (appetizer), plat principal (main course), fromage (cheese course) and dessert. Every meal will be complemented with bread and water, and you will always be offered wine.

Every Frenchman pairs wine with their food and are pleased to see others partaking. Meals can stretch on for hours, giving time for each course to be lovingly appreciated. So sit back, relax, and savor every bite. The carefully prepared and artistically presented dishes will delight your senses.


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Crème Brûlée lavender infused

A quiet corner of Avignon has been transformed into a lovely restaurant and garden where our guests will enjoy some of the best traditional Provençal cuisine. For many years, owner Chef Larrue has been a leader in the competitive culinary world of southern France. On tour, he and Chef Pascal Barnouin will be at your service teaching you how to make one of their signature dishes.

CHEF PASCAL BARNOUIN Crème Brûlée Ingredients: 3 1/4 cups of cream

1 cup sugar

1 cup milk

1 cup lavender honey

8 yokes

1/2 stick of vanilla

2 eggs

dried lavender flower


Mix in a cooking dish (preferably a copper dish) the milk, cream, lavender honey, vanilla and dried lavender flower


Bring these ingredients to a boil and leave to cool until tepid (175°).


Whip the yokes, the eggs and sugar to blanch them (without frothing)


Mix the blanched eggs into the cream mixture. Do not cook !


Sieve and gently place into ramekins wider than they are deep.


Bake at 210° Fahrenheit for one and a half hours. Leave to cool, ideally for 24 hours.


Sprinkle brown sugar over the cooled cream, and either burn the surface with a torch or broil in the upper part of the oven.

simply perfection Taste crème brûlée and it is hard to believe it is simply cream, egg yolk, sugar and vanilla with a caramelized sugar crust on top. But yes, this sweet dessert of simple ingredients is simply perfection.

Bon Appétit! #2

Learn how to make crème brûlée in Avignon

Journey through Southern France See pg 15

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France 12 From $2749* Magnifique DAYS March 2017 - April 2018 Bask in the rich culture and romance of fascinating France on a tour that explores captivating Paris, picturesque Provence, historic Normandy and breathtaking Le Mont St. Michel. Delight in a 2-night stay in a renovated French abbey. Relish a tour of two famous castles – Château de Chenonceau and Château du Clos Luce. Come to know the medieval walled city of Avignon. Learn about the lavender of Provence. Take a high-speed train through the French countryside and an evening cruise on the Seine.

Tour a local winer y to discover some of Europe’s best wines.


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Learn how to make decadent lavender crème brûlée.

Savor a delightful dinner at a Parisian brasserie.

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Journey through Southern France


From $4799* May 2017 - April 2018

Delve into the culture, cuisine and history of Southern France. Along the way, enjoy tours and tastings in some of the country’s most famous wine regions. Experience a bit of Parisian life before taking the TGV to Bordeaux. Discover the Dordogne Valley’s medieval villages. Stroll amid the narrow streets and half-timbered houses of Saint-Antonin-NobleVal. Overnight in the fortified village of Carcassonne. Stay 2 nights in Toulouse. See Provence through the lens of artists like Cezanne and Picasso.

A Small Group Tour average of 18 guests

Sample fresh delicacies at an authentic Provençal market.

A chef teaches you how to make tasty lavender crème brûlée.

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Savor a variety of vintages in four famed wine regions.


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home to perhaps the world’s most beloved cuisine

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Authentic Italian Fare it may surprise you Forget what you think you know about Italian food. You may be dreaming about some “authentic” spaghetti and meatballs, Chicken Parmesan and garlic bread, but in fact, these are not authentic Italian dishes. Unless you visit a very touristy restaurant (never on our tours!) you won’t find these on the menu. What you will find is a variety of farm-fresh ingredients, savory sauces, flavorful cheeses, tasty cured meats, and the catch of the day. These are just a few items to get your imagination brewing and your mouth watering. Buon Appetito!

I am passionate

about the wine of my country. When you visit, be sure to try the wine from each region. You are sure to fall in love! Saluti !

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Italian Wine the killer “B’s” Italy has more than 800 varieties of grapes that grow in its twenty wine regions, giving travelers an unimaginable amount of wine to sample. From the crisp flavors of Chianti from Tuscany to the sweet rich Marsala wine from Sicily and everything in between, there is truly something for everyone. But be sure to go north to experience some of Italy’s most renowned wines made from grapes cultivated in the picturesque Piedmont region. Wine-lovers from around the world flock here to indulge in the region’s “Killer B’s”:

Barolo – Made from the Nebbiolo grape, it is often described as one of Italy’s best wines. This wine requires a minimum of 38 months to age and can age for fifty years or more. It is deep red, full-bodied, rich and robust.

Barbaresco – This is also made with the Nebbiolo grape, but it is grown alongside a river. This allows the grape to ripen earlier giving the wine less tannin, and in the end, less time is needed for ageing. You are left with a light, spicy, fruity and velvety vintage.


Buon Appetito #3

Indulge in 3 wine tastings

Northern Italy

Treasures of Piedmont See pg 23

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Antipasti at Sabatini

© Sabatini Restaurant

© Sabatini Restaurant

Claudio Schiavi

SABATINI RESTAURANT Claudio Schiavi, Owner

For a century, Sabatini has been hosting the Florentine elite and international celebrities, along with generations of local families. Its present day owners Carlo Lazzerini and Claudio Schiavi are passionate about their restaurant and it shows. With its elegant furnishings and delectable menu, guests are sure to get an extraordinary experience. In fact, Sabatini is legend in the city. You may even hear locals saying, “I’ll bet you a dinner at Sabatini’s!” Florentine meals usually begin with antipasti, and our guests indulge in some of the best meats and cheeses of the region during dinner at Sabatini. There are many foods you may see on your antipasto, but here are some the most popular in Florence: • Prosciutto • Salame toscano • Soppressata • Capocollo • Marzolino Cheese

Buon Appetito #4

Participate in a Tuscan cooking lesson

Italy’s Treasures See pg 22

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Cannoli the world’s most famous italian treat This crunchy, creamy sweet is well known as a traditional Italian dessert. Made from simple ingredients and bursting with flavor, the crispy, golden shell is pastry dough rolled into a cone-like shape and fried. The filling is made with ricotta cheese, and sometimes marscapone cheese. This light cheesy center is sweetened with sugar or honey. Some of the common flavors in traditional cannoli are chocolate, pistachios, citrus, marsala wine and rose water. It is certainly a must try at the neighborhood bakery.

Did you know... Cannoli originated in Palermo, Sicily. The singular is cannolo, meaning “little tube.� Originally, cannoli were made only during the Carnival celebration.


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Tuscan & Umbrian Countryside


From $2999* March 2017 - April 2018

See another side of Italy. Explore Tuscany and Umbria’s smaller, more authentic towns. Learn the secrets of Tuscan and Umbrian cuisine. Journey to Florence, the “Cradle of the Italian Renaissance.” Stop in Siena, a medieval town with one of Tuscany’s most beautiful squares. Venture to Assisi. Travel to the Etruscan hill town of Orvieto. Spend time in Volterra to visit the Guarnacci Museum and witness an alabaster carving demonstration. Explore San Gimignano, known as the “City of Beautiful Towers.”

A Small Group Tour average of 18 guests

Participate in a cooking class in a 16th centur y farmhouse.

Sample prized Italian wine at two local wineries.

Enjoy a home-cooked meal at an Umbrian countr y home.

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Italy’s Treasures


From $3199* March 2017 - April 2018

The romance of Italy comes to life. Explore the rugged coast of the Cinque Terre. Spend four relaxing nights in a Tuscan villa. Discover the charming town of Lucca. Get to know Florence’s treasures and monuments. Experience medieval life at the Palazzo Davanzati. Venture to rose-hued Siena. Visit a winery in the countryside and learn the secrets of Tuscan cuisine. Wander the streets of Bologna with a guide. Spend two wonderful nights in Venice. These are Italy’s treasures.

A Small Group Tour average of 18 guests

An expert chef teaches you how to make Tuscan cuisine.


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Sample Bologna’s specialty foods on a walking tour.

Enjoy an authentic Tuscan lunch at a winer y.

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Northern Italy featuring the Treasures of Piedmont


From $2949* April 2017 - April 2018

Immerse yourself in the local food, world-renowned wine and breathtaking sights of the Piedmont region of Italy. Venture by boat to Pallanza to explore its colorful streets. Travel to Vercelli. Spend time exploring the Langhe-Roero & Monferrato area, strewn with vineyards and famous for its winemaking. A truffle hunter and their dog demonstrate gathering techniques. In Canelli, explore an “underground cathedral.” Spend time at a hazelnut farm. Discover the regal city of Turin with a local guide.

A Small Group Tour average of 18 guests

Tr y Italy’s prized hazelnuts at a family run farm.

Taste world-renowned wines during three winer y visits.

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Learn how to hunt for truffles and sample the delicacy.


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Vibrant, fresh, and tasty cuisine.

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Tapas vs. Pintxos small plates You may be confused by the two different names both referring to a savory Spanish snack. They both use a wide variety of ingredients from seafood to cured ham that hangs behind the bar. Town to town and even bar to bar, these small plates will be different but always flavorful and fresh. But when are they called tapas and when are they called pinchos or pintxos? Tapas: The word tapas means “to cover.” Legend says these small dishes got their name from bar patrons who used their plates to cover their glasses to keep the flies out of their drinks. They are found in most of the country except in the regions there are pintxos. Pintxos: They are found in Basque Country, La Rioja and Navarre. The word pintxo literally means “spike.” What makes them different from tapas is they are typically skewered or ‘spiked’ with a toothpick to keep the food in place. One important thing to note is to keep your toothpicks on your plate... your server will count them to tally the bill. 25

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Spanish Wines some of the world’s best Did you know that Spain is the top exporter of wine in the world? Spanish wines are of exceptional quality and are a great value. With 400 varieties of grapes grown here, you will find there are plenty to choose from – full-bodied red, smooth sherry, refreshing rosé, crisp white, and sparkling wine. Here are 3 of their most notable types. Rioja: Spain’s most famous wine is made from Tempranillo grapes grown in north central Spain along the Ebro River. These grapes are blended with a variety of other types. From winery to winery, you will find many variations that result in a robust, plum-like, earthy wine. Cava: This famous sparkling wine of Spain is made in the region of Catalonia, nearby to Barcelona. Cava is produced in white or rosé and it gets its bubbles from a secondary fermentation in the bottle creating a bubbly with crisp, dry, apple flavors. Sherry: This uniquely Spanish wine originated in the Jerez region of southern Spain. In fact, the name “Sherry” is a trademarked brand (similar to Champagne). Sherry consists of some of the oldest and most complex wines, dating back to the 8th century or even further. These wines are in a class all their own and are a treat to discover.


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Pineapple an azorean treat The Azorean pineapple is special. Grown in greenhouses, it takes 2 years from flower to fruit. During this time the plants are fertilized with smoke, and lots of it. The fruit produced is smaller than most and has a dense, sweet, juicy center. Locals love it and pair it with everything. You’ll find pineapple appetizers, pineapple cakes, sugared pineapple, pineapple jams and pineapple garnish on roasted meats. Perhaps one of the best ways to consume it is their delightful sugary smooth pineapple liqueur.

Bom Apetite #5

Tour a pineapple plantation

Portugal & Its Islands See pg 30

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Say Cheese A savory delight Cheese has been a staple in Portugal and Spain for thousands of years. As you discover these countries, take the time to savor every bite. It’s sure to please even the most discerning palates. Whether eaten as a light meal with bread or part of a full multi-course dinner, the locals love their fresh cheese and you will too. You won’t have to look very far to find it, you will see cheese at tapas bars as an appetizer, with desserts, and everywhere in between.

Portuguese cheeses are typically smooth and buttery and are simply delightful. Here are some of the popular types you should try – Queijo do Alentejo, Queijo da Serpa, Queijo da Azeitao, and Queijo ‘Nova Açores.’ Spanish cheese comes in many different varieties. You will find everything from the famous, perfectly balanced hard Manchego to rich blue cheeses bursting with flavor. You must try the celebrated Torta del Casar, a creamy pot of cheese, and the soft, rich Arzúa-Ulloa. Delicioso!

Buen Apetito #6

Taste Spain’s famed “cava” wines

Spotlight on Barcelona See pg 31

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Fresh Seafood Visconde da Luz in Cascais Portugal Seafood is an integral part of Portuguese cuisine. The country is Europe’s highest consumer of fish per capita. You will find all kinds, but their most popular is Bacalhau (cod fish), which is often referred to as Portugal’s ‘national dish.’ As a historically seafaring country, preparing fish has been perfected over

centuries stretching back to Roman times. No matter where you go in Portugal, you will find it on the menu. Ask a local and they will tell you there are as many recipes to prepare it as there are days in the year.

Your guide to a Portuguese

SEAFOOD MENU Fish = Peixe POPULAR TYPES: Cod – bacalhau Grouper – garoupa Hake – pescada Mackerel – cavala Monkfish – tamboril Moray eel – moreia engia Octopus – polvo Salmon – salmão Sardine – sardinha Sea bass – robalo Sole – linguado Squid – lula Swordfish – espadarte Tuna – atum

Buen Apetito #7

Participate in an interactive cooking demonstration

Portugal & Its Islands

Jorge Cerqueira, Owner Visconde da Luz

At Visconde da Luz, one of the most iconic restaurants in Cascais, you will experience a warm, inviting atmosphere and traditional cuisine. Founded more than forty years ago, they are proud of their long history and exquisite service. Both keep visitors coming back again and again. Their signature Bacalhau dish is made with simple ingredients – onion, garlic, fresh tomato, pepper and olive oil – but is simply delicious. All the ingredients are sautéed in a pan, and then finished in the oven to deepen the flavors.

It is a must try!

See pg 30

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Portugal & Its Islands


From $2399* March 2017 - April 2018

Discover the true gems of Portugal. Savor multi-night stays on the remote islands of São Miguel, Azores and Madeira. Marvel at the geothermal wonders of the Furnas Valley. Enjoy charming coastal villages, beautiful botanical gardens and a wine tasting in Madeira. Experience Azorean culinary traditions. Explore the charming fishing villages of Portugal’s Riviera.

Discover Azorean cooking during an interactive demonstration.


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Enjoy a traditional “Espetada” dinner in Madeira.

Sample succulent Azorean pineapple at a plantation.

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Spotlight on Barcelona



From $1599* March 2017 - April 2018

The art, culture and history of extraordinary Barcelona is sure to captivate you. Discover Antoni Gaudí’s architectural masterpieces including magical Parc Güell and the imposing La Sagrada Familia. Embark on a walking tour of Barcelona. Journey to the Penedès wine region and the historic Codorniu Winery. Admire the classic art deco buildings and seafront promenade of colorful Sitges. This in-depth exploration delves into all of the area’s treasures.

A Single Hotel Stay spotlights

Savor a traditional tapas-style dinner.

Lear n about and taste Cava, Spain’s famous sparkling wine.

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Partake in a private interactive cooking class.


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Comforting fresh, simple flavors.

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Sláinte! “good health” in Irish The Irish Pub serves as a casual and friendly place where one can go to enjoy hearty food and drink, watch sports, make friends, visit with neighbors, tell tales and listen to music. Pubs serve the very important role of being the centers of the social universe and have been around for roughly a millennium. When you visit Ireland, there’s a good chance that the pub you visit has been around for a very long time.

Did you know... Irish pubs frequently operate under family names like O’Malley’s or Flanagan’s due to a legislation made way back in 1872 that required the proprietor’s name to be displayed over the front door of the pub. Unlike what you see in the movies, Irish blessings and toasts are done quietly among friends rather than loudly to the whole bar. The Irish choose the right moment in the conversation to make a toast with warmth, humor and sincerity. Try one out...

Irish blessings

© Tourism Ireland

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Irish Beer & Whiskey water of life

Guinness It’s said that drinking Guinness is like drinking velvet poured in a glass. What started out as a dark ale 250 years ago has evolved into a dark stout that people enjoy all over the world. In fact, over 10 million glasses of Guinness are enjoyed every day around the globe.

Irish Whiskey You can find many distilleries in Ireland that produce some of the world’s finest whiskeys. People in Ireland take their whiskey very seriously—the Gaelic term for whiskey, Uisce Beatha, translates to “water of life.”

Sláinte! #8

Explore Old Midleton Distillery, home of Jameson Whiskey

Elegant Ireland See pg 36


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Irish Stew ireland’s national dish

TREYVAUD’S RESTARAUNT Paul Treyvaud, Manager

When dining at Treyvaud’s, Paul highly recommends the Organic Wild Atlantic Salmon with a Mediterranean Crust.

If you want to feel Irish when in Ireland, always have some potatoes with whatever you are eating. Even your dessert!!

— Paul —


At one time, Irish stew wasn’t so much a comfort food, but a meal of necessity. Its popularity grew out of the early 19th century during a time of economic hardship when families needed a one pot meal with only a few simple and affordable ingredients. The first recipes contained mutton, onions and potatoes with the occasional treat of carrots, turnips or parsnips added in. Today, Irish Stew usually has onions, carrots, stewing beef and potatoes with many variations on the vegetables and meats. Some recipes even have Guinness stout added to them, but the central elements of the stew remain unchanged and undeniably simple and delicious. Pop in just about anywhere in Ireland for a nice warm bowl of the national dish.


Butter an oven tray and sprinkle a little rock salt and


Place an 8oz piece of Wild Atlantic Salmon on the tray, skin side up.


Bake at 350ºF for 10 minutes (8 if you like your salmon medium rare).


Remove from the oven and flip the salmon over.


Spread our Mediterranean paste on top (I’ll give you the secret recipe when you get here!!)


Finish under a very hot grill for 2 minutes just to crispen the paste. Serve with a nice fresh salad!

cracked black pepper on it.

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Elegant Ireland



From $2199* March 2017 - April 2018

See the castles. Experience the culture. Meet the locals. And behold those famous shades of green that stretch as far as the eye can see. This is Ireland. Enjoy overnights at luxury properties and stand-out experiences to ensure every day is special. Spend two nights at Dromoland Castle! Overnight in the country at the Castlemartyr Resort. Gaze down upon the mighty 700-foot Cliffs of Moher. Come to know Dublin and experience the world-famous beauty of the Ring of Kerry. Kiss the famous Blarney Stone!

Dine in luxur y at Dromoland Castle.


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Savor homemade food at a farmhouse lunch.

Enjoy authentic Irish cuisine an “Irish Night.�

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Countryside of the Emerald Isle


From $2549* May 2017 - April 2018

From ancient castles and historic Dublin to less-traveled roads and charming villages, this adventure brings together the best of the Emerald Isle. Come to know Dublin. Tour Kilkenny’s medieval castle. Step off the beaten path in the seaside village of Kinsale. Make yourself at home as an Irish family welcomes you for a homestay. Discover the windswept terrain of West Cork’s Wild Atlantic Way. Explore the Neolithic site of Newgrange. Stay 2 nights in an elegant historic castle.

A Small Group Tour average of 18 guests

Experience delightful farm to table cuisine.

Dine in Kinsale, Ireland’s “Gourmet Capital.”

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Learn about and taste Jameson Irish Whiskey.


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a s ia Alive with flavor... a celebration of tradition.

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Street Food in Vietnam Vietnam is renowned for its fantastic street food. The smells and sounds of the bustling streets surround you as you encounter people cooking fresh food right there in front of you. Read their signs, and if you see one of these dishes, stop and give it a try. ^´ Broken Rice (Com Tam): During the process of milling rice, some of the grains are broken. These fast cooking grains are softer and absorb sauces more easily, making it a local favorite. Broken rice can be served with prawns, pork, chicken, fried egg and pickled vegetables.

Pho (‘fuh’): As one of the most widely recognized Vietnamese foods in the world, it can be found just about anywhere in Vietnam. It’s a combination of soft rice noodles in broth with either beef or chicken and topped with chopped onions and fresh herbs.

The flavors of Vietnamese street food dance on your palate beautifully, and the atmosphere is festive and energetic. — Mark Godin — Tour Manager

Bahn Mi: This is perhaps the most ubiquitous street food in Vietnam. It’s a crusty baguette that’s sliced in half and stuffed with pâté, pork, lunch meat, shredded pork skin, mayonnaise, carrot pickles, cucumbers, cilantro and Vietnamese radish. 39

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Herbs & Spices food is medicine



Asian cooking is admired all over the world for its use of fresh herbs and spices. The seasonings favored in Asian cooking are not only tasty, but they also have medicinal qualities, making Asian cuisine among the healthiest in the world. Here is a list of some of the most commonly used flavorings with potential medicinal benefits:

• Basil: Fresh basil and basil oil is thought to have antibacterial properties and antioxidant effects, making it great for the immune system.



Shallots Gan Bay! #9 Visit Tra Que Herb Village to learn about the crops.

• Cilantro: Rich in vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, essential oils and dietary fiber, cilantro is a great way to add flavor to foods as well as extra nutrients. • Lemongrass: In addition to adding wonderful complexity to various dishes, lemongrass is used for treating digestive tract spasms, high blood pressure, rheumatism, fever and the common cold. • Ginger: Loaded with nutrients and bioactive compounds, ginger is wonderful for the body and brain. It is used to aid digestion, reduce nausea, and help fight the flu and the common cold. • Turmeric: This is a spice that you find most often in curry. It has powerful anti-inflammatory effects and is a potent antioxidant. It’s perhaps one of the most powerful and potent spices you can find. • Shallots: Less pungent than onions or garlic, but with a better nutrition profile, shallots have plenty of flavonoids and antioxidants as well as minerals like iron, calcium, copper, potassium and phosphorus.

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Hoi An Pancakes fresh from the market

Discover the secrets of Vietnamese cuisine with a chef. Begin by being immersed in Hoi An’s vibrant market with amazing sights, sounds and aromas and lots of fresh produce, meats and fish. You and your chef will interact with the locals as you learn about the ingredients you will cook and enjoy later. Then it’s time for your cooking lesson. The chef will show you how to make a few dishes before you prepare them yourself. Revel in your creations as you sit down and savor the fruits of your labor during lunch. Here is one of the local dishes you will be creating during your in-depth culinary experience. Rice Batter 1 cup dried rice flour 1½ cups water 1/2 teaspoon of turmeric powder Pinch of salt Mix all together, leave at room temperature for one hour. Ingredients 2/3 finely cut shrimp, shelled, and deveined 2 thin strips of pork 2 thinly sliced spring onions 1/3 cup bean sprouts Vegetable oil for frying Topping mix – a selection of mint, coriander, Vietnamese basil, lettuce and bitter herb packet of rice paper. Preparation Heat a little oil in a small non-stick frying pan, then lightly fry the shrimp & pork. Stir the batter and pour just enough into the pan to create a thin layer – top with a few bean sprouts and spring onions – fry over medium-to-high heat until the bottom of the pancake is crisp. To serve, add a little topping mix and wrap pancake in a rice paper. Dip it into your favorite peanut sauce!

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Taste of Vietnam


From $2549* May 2017 - April 2018

Delve into an ancient and mysterious world as you explore Vietnam’s rich culture and complex history. At the Vietnam War Memorial Park, tour the Cu Chi Tunnels – underground hideouts used during the war. Experience life on the Mekong Delta. Learn about the country’s unique culinary traditions. Stay aboard a luxury junk boat on Halong Bay. Behold the nation’s imperial past at the Thien mu Pagoda and marvel at the haunting ruins of My Son.

A Small Group Tour average of 18 guests

Discover the secrets of Vietnamese cuisine at a cooking demonstration.


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Explore local farming at Tra Que Herb Village and sample local delicacies.

A chef teaches you to make traditional food during a cooking class.

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Three Kingdoms of Indochina


From $3349* February 2017 - April 2018

Every day paints a new picture of the rich cultures of Indochina. Begin in Vietnam and explore its complex relationship with the west. From there, a colorful mosaic unfolds. Cruise overnight aboard a luxury junk boat on Halong Bay. Immerse yourself in a private traditional blessing ceremony. Find inspiration at Cambodia’s Angkor Wat temple. Come to know this region through experiences and interactions with local villagers and a journey on the Mekong River. Hear the history of notorious Khmer Rouge.

A Small Group Tour average of 18 guests

Learn about Vietnam’s culinar y traditions at a cooking demonstration.

Enjoy a seafood feast aboard a Junk Boat on Halong Bay.

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See coconut candy and rice paste made along the Mekong Delta.


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Culinary influences from around the world.


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© Africa Albida Tourism

African Boma Dinner barbeque under the stars

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Gesondheid! #10 Enjoy an unforgettable Boma dinner

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© Africa Albida Tourism

This is outdoor dining at its best. A burning fire, the beat of an African drum, and the glittering African sky set the stage to dine on your scrumptious barbeque meat buffet. There are all kinds of meat to savor, both exotic and traditional, along with a wide variety of side dishes and locally grown vegetables. A South African experience would not be complete without a Boma Dinner.

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Moroccan Mint Tea simply delicious

Also called Maghrebi tea, mint tea is the most popular drink in Morocco. You will find fresh mint in every market along with glasses of hot, sweet mint tea. This simple and delicious beverage made with green tea, fresh mint and lots of sugar is served all day, every day, and everywhere.

Every day when I am in Morocco, I look forward to sipping mint tea

(which they call Moroccan Whiskey). It complements the amazing food, and is the perfect way to sit and relax at the end the day.

The tea holds a long tradition in Moroccan culture. It is a symbol of hospitality and is presented to guests in the spirit of friendship. It is traditional to prepare the tea in front of guests. The tea is poured from at least 12 inches high so that the tea is aerated, causing it to foam. Remember, when a local offers you tea, it is more than an offer to quench your thirst, they are welcoming your company. As a return gesture of friendship, take your time and savor it along with the conversation.

— Michael Moitoso — Product Manager

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Join a family in their home for tea and conversation.

Highlights of Morocco See pg 51

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Explore a Souk (market) a moroccan way of life

Souks are an important part of Moroccan life and the heart of any city. They are the perfect place for travelers to get a taste of the culture. In Marrekech, take some time to make your way to the old city and stroll through the bustling mazes of stalls. You will not only find handmade crafts, pyramids of colorful

spices (bright red paprika, cumin seeds, saffron, turmeric) and aromatic street food, you will also find snake charmers, storytellers, fortune tellers, musicians and at times, chickens running about. Visiting a Souk is a fascinating cultural experience and should not be missed.

Tip: Choose food stalls that are popular with Moroccans.

Besseha! #12

Learn how to make traditional stuffed bread

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South African Wine world renowned Wine making in South Africa dates back to the 17th century, but emerged as a player on the modern international wine scene in the 1990s. Today, many different styles of wine are made here, from crisp Sauvignon Blanc to rich Cabernet Sauvignon, but their most famous wines are Chenin Blanc and Pinotage.

Chenin Blanc is the grape that is celebrated in the French regions of Vouvray and Savennières. It makes for a perfect wine for those who enjoy the light crisp Pinot Gris or Sauvignon Blanc. What differentiates this wine is that it is full of flavor and typically drier with just a simple, light sweetness of apple. Pinotage is a relative of pinot noir but tastes more like Shiraz. Pinotage has grappled for years to make its mark in the wine world and its most recent vintages have succeeded. They are leaving wine connoisseurs pleasantly surprised with their rich flavors of blackberry Gesondheid! #13 and black cherry with notes Join locals for lunch at of roasted herbs that are a Sheebeen (tavern) reminiscent of French Syrah or Spectacular Grenache. South Africa See pg 52


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Gold Restaurant distinctive african ambiance Prepare for an extraordinary experience at the Gold Restaurant in Cape Town, South Africa. You will find a distinctive African ambiance with traditional artwork, live performances, and interactive drum circle. During this magical evening you will indulge in delightful cuisine and top-notch service.

SMOORVIS “smothered fish”

Cindy Muller, Director of Gold Restaurant, invites you to try one of her restaurant’s popular dishes at home!

Ingredients: 1 lb smoked fish of your choice 2 medium onions, finely sliced 1 Tb butter 2 Tb vegetable oil for frying 2 medium potatoes, peeled and diced 1-2 red or green chilies, seeded and finely sliced

2 cups cooked long grain rice 1/4 tsp milled black pepper Juice of 1 lemon

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2 large ripe tomatoes, blanched, skinned and chopped (or ½ can of good quality chopped tomatoes)


Skin, debone, and roughly flake the fish.


On a medium high heat lightly fry onion in butter and oil in a large frying pan until glassy.


Add the potato and fry until golden and cooked through.


Turn down stove to a medium heat and add the chili and tomato.


Allow to heat through stirring occasionally.


Mix in the fish and cooked rice. Turn down stove to a low heat. Cover and allow to steam until piping hot.


Check your seasoning. Add pepper. Usually the smoked fish is sufficiently salty - add salt if required.


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Spectacular South Africa


From $2699* March 2017 - April 2018

South Africa’s cosmopolitan cities, posh resorts, expansive desert, magnificent wildlife and fertile wine country combine with a harmonious mix of many cultures to create a beautiful mosaic to discover on this fascinating tour. Explore Soweto, birthplace of Nelson Mandela. Search out the “Big Five” during an open-air safari game drive. Visit the Featherbed Nature Reserve. Travel the lush Garden Route. Visit a working ostrich farm. Relax among the vineyards in the winelands region.

Savor a wine pairing dinner in the heart of the Winelands region.


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Enjoy lunch with the locals at a Shebeen (house tavern).

Experience a lively and delicious “BOMA” dinner under the stars.

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Highlights of Morocco


From $2449* March 2017 - March 2018

Get to know the vibrant culture and colorful backdrops that are distinctly Morocco. Spend time in the ancient imperial city of Meknes. Explore Fes, one of the holiest cities in the world, including a walking tour in the Medina. Make your way through the Sahara Desert by jeep before boarding your camel for a ride to your nomad camp. Travel the rugged “Road of a Thousand Kasbahs.� Enchanting Morocco will dazzle you with its deep history, unique atmosphere and welcoming people.

A Small Group Tour average of 18 guests

Learn how to make Stuffed Bread - potato, meat, onion and spices.

Join a local family for a traditional lunch in their home.

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Sit down for tea with a Berber family in their home.


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so uth

america A wealth of hidden treasures highlighted by delightful wines.


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Peruvian Cuisine star of the culinary scene Foodies everywhere are flocking to Lima, Peru to enjoy some of the most irresistible food in South America. Lima is traditionally the gateway to iconic sites like Machu Picchu, but today it’s also the place to be to enjoy some of the continent’s most exciting culinary delights.

Drawing together influences from Latin America, Europe and even the Amazon, Lima’s chefs create a fusion of flavors brought to life by a blend of pre-Inca ingredients and those carried to this crossroads by travelers like you. Steamed fish, fresh vegetables, chunks of banana, lime juice, onions, and of course corn and potatoes are just a few of the wonderful things you’ll find. Buen Provecho! #14 Savor an authentic Pachamanca dinner

Peru: Ancient Land of Mysteries

Try to get a little bit of everything by visiting higher end restaurants and local food stands. It’s the perfect way to enjoy everything Peruvian cuisine has to offer.

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Churrasco brazilian barbeque In Brazil, the term churrasco describes a popular style of barbeque in which a variety of meats seasoned with salt and spices are roasted to perfection on a skewer over a wood or charcoal fire. It’s similar to what is called asado in Argentina, Uruguay, Paraguay, and Chile. A churrascaria is the steakhouse that serves the churrasco, often in an all-you-can-eat style (bring your appetite!). Waiters, called Passadores, carry skewers full of pork, lamb, duck, ham with pineapple, sausage, seafood, beef and chicken around the restaurant, slicing portions onto the diners’ plates. Side dishes include different sauces, fresh salads and farofa, a toasted casava flour mixture with a smoky and lightly salty flavor that complements the barbequed meat. These restaurants are most popular in Brazil, but can be found elsewhere in Latin America as well as in Europe and the United States.

Drink it in wine of argentina & chile Argentina and Chile. Two magnificent wine countries on each side of the Andes mountains, both offering some of the best wines in the world. Imagine yourself looking out over a breathtaking vineyard while sampling the crisp, multilayered wine that was made there. That’s the kind of experience you’ll have in Chile and Argentina, where there’s a longstanding history of making celebrated wines. Take a sip and find out what all the fuss is about. Chile: Chile’s soil, climate and vineyards make it an ideal place to kick off your next wine obsession. Iconic Chilean wines to try include Merlot, Carménère, Cabernet Sauvignon and Petit Verdot. Argentina: There’s a good reason why Argentina is one of the world’s fastest growing wine producers. The country’s Malbec, Syrah, Cabernet Sauvignon and unique flagship white wine, called Terrontes, have wine enthusiasts in a frenzy. 54

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Ceviche an artful dish




PERUVIAN CEVICHE The luxurious Sumaq Hotel at the base of Machu Picchu is home to the Qunuq Restaurant. Go on a journey of aromas and flavors with some of the best of cuisine in Peru. Qunuq fuses traditional flavors with sophisticated techniques creating an unmatched menu in an incredible five-star style. On tour, join the chef to learn how to make ceviche, one of their signature dishes. Ingredients: 1lb trout, marinated 1/8 cup lime juice 1/2 cup morrón pepper sauce 1tsp ground garlic 1tsp ground ginger 1/2 tsp of chopped cilantro 1/2 tsp coriander leaves 1/4 red onion (small) 1/8 Peruvian corn cooked (see below) 1/8 sweet potato 1 Cook the corn with anise seeds, brown sugar, and lemon juice. Cook the sweet potatoes, peel and cut into matchsticks. 2 Marinate the trout in lime, salt, pepper, coriander, garlic, ginger, and onion. 3 Add a few cubes of ice to preserve its freshness and to lower the marinade’s acidity. 4 After two minutes, marinate again by adding the morrón pepper sauce. Mix the ingredients together and top with cilantro. Serve chilled.

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The Wonders of South America


From $3299* March 2017 - April 2018

From Chile’s capital Santiago to Argentina’s Buenos Aires and Iguazu, and Brazil’s marvelous Rio de Janeiro, delve into the vivacious cultures of South America. Explore cosmopolitan Santiago de Chile. Spend three nights in fantastic Buenos Aires and discover the Tango. Behold the power of Iguazu Falls from both the Argentinian and Brazilian sides. Ascend Corcovado by train to Christ the Redeemer. You choose from a Carnival Experience or a visit with a local family in a favela.

Dine on Rio’s Churrasco (barbeque) in a typical Churrascaria.


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Learn how to craft a refreshing Caipriniha cocktail.

Enjoy an Asado (barbeque) lunch at a typical estancia (ranch).

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Peru: Ancient Land of Mysteries


From $2999* March 2017 - April 2018

Fantastic archeological treasures set amidst the soaring Andean peaks – this can only be Peru. Discover Lima’s colonial heritage. Explore Andean art forms in the Sacred Valley. Participate in workshops that teach you traditional agricultural methods and learn about local music and dance. Travel to Machu Picchu aboard the famed Vistadome train. Spend a night at the base of this “Lost City of the Incas” in a luxury hotel. Immerse yourself in Cuzco. Meet the indigenous Uros people of the floating islands on Lake Titicaca.

Find exquisite cuisine at one of the world’s top culinar y destinatons.

Savor a traditional Pachamanca dinner cooked under ground.

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A chef teaches you Peruvian dishes during a culinar y demonstration.


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Fairmont Chateaux Frontenac

naormtherica Distinct regional flavors and cooking styles.


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Dining in Historic Luxury america at its best

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Throughout the Northeast you will find impressive hotels rich in history. These welltraveled places have hosted political dignitaries and the rich and famous for centuries, and today continue to flourish and impress with their elegance and grace. Many of these hotels will have incredible fivestar dining experiences with cuisine created by some of the best chefs in the country. Guests will savor unique regionally inspired cuisine that are simply perfection in an array of restaurants, from relaxed taverns to sophisticated restaurants. At any of them, guests should be ready for something more than dinner, they are in for a sumptuous dining experience.

Cheers! #15 Dine in luxury at your elegant resort hotel.

America’s Historic Hotels See pg 65

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Creole or Cajun? new orleans cuisine Some people think Creole and Cajun are names

considered high-class. Complex sauces and dishes

that are interchangeable. Although many dishes

with higher-priced ingredients are Creole. Cajun

in Louisiana have similar ingredients, there is a clear

cuisine is often referred to as “country food.” Its

distinction between Cajun and Creole, and it all

origins date back to the Acadian French colonists

begins with the people behind these famous styles.

who settled in the region now called Acadiana. Cajun

Creole cuisine is often referred to as “city food.” It

food is bursting with spices and most dishes start

traces back to 18th century New Orleans. Creole

with the “holy trinity of Cajun cuisine” – onion, celery,

blends influences from around the world and is

and bell pepper. But with Cajun cooking, it really is all about the spice!

Cheers! #16 Learn to cook Cajun and Creole at the New Orleans School of Cooking

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Memphis BBQ hickory smoked If you like tender and tasty pork, you’ll love Memphis-style barbeque. With this style of barbeque, it is all about the smoking. Typically cooked in a pit over a low hickory fire, it can be prepared either “dry” or “wet.” When wet, the sauce is known for its simple tangy flavors that bring out the smoky flavor of the slow barbequed pork. The sauce usually includes vinegar, mustard, pepper and tomato, all perfectly balanced with a hint of sweet and a little kick, giving you the perfect bite. 60

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Sweet Treat Jean Bonnet Tavern The tavern dates back to before the Revolutionary War and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. George Washington and his troops camped here and it was a stop on the road to the west for early pioneers. In the centuries since, it was almost always a public tavern and inn. Today you will find the tavern sharing warm hospitality and fine cuisine in an ambiance of days gone by. One of their most popular desserts is oatmeal pie. This tasty treat (similar to pecan pie) has been served at dinner tables across Southeast America since the Civil War when pecans were in short supply. On tour, you can give it a try!


Growing up in the southeast, oatmeal pie has been on our dessert table at family gatherings for as long as I can remember. Everyone I know loves it! — Jack Brinson ll —

Business Development Manager, Collette

Crust 2 cups flour 1 tsp salt 6 Tbsp butter 6 Tbsp shortening (Crisco) © Jean Bonnet Tavern

1/4 cup water In food processor, combine flour and salt. Add butter and shortening, blend until crumbly. Add water and mix until it forms smooth ball. Cut in 2, wrap in plastic wrap. Set aside. Filling 2 eggs 1/2 cup white sugar 1/2 cup brown sugar 1/2 cup butter, melted 1/2 cup light corn syrup 6 Tbsp evaporated milk 1 cup sweetened coconut, shredded

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2 cups oatmeal

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Roll out one of the halves of prepared pie dough and place in pan.


Combine all ingredients and mix well. Pour into the prepared crust.


Bake at 350 for 20 to 30 minutes. To check doneness, insert a clean knife; if it comes out clean, the pie is done.


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Fresh Seafood canadian maritimes

The Atlantic coast of Canada’s provinces of New Brunswick, Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island are referred to as the Maritimes because their culture is all about the sea. It is the locals’ livelihood, it is imbedded in their traditions, and its bounty is on their tables – lobster, salmon, scallops, oysters and mussels to name a few. Lobster is perhaps the most popular seafood of choice throughout the region and New Brunswick is famously known as the “lobster capital of the world.”

Seafood lovers are sure to find an array of exceptional seafood restaurants, seasonal festivals that honor the cuisine, and markets that sell the catch of the day throughout the Maritimes. So put on your bib, and be ready to sample some of Canada’s freshest seafood.

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Try local scallops, lobster and salmon

Maritimes Coastal Wonders See next page


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Maritimes Coastal Wonders


From $2699* May - October 2017

Uncover the treasures of the Canadian Maritimes. From the rugged Cabot Trail to the amazing Fundy tides, fun and adventure await. Marvel at the incredible Peggy’s Cove. See the four-story high Hopewell Rocks. In Prince Edward Island, visit the Anne of Green Gables House. Learn about the region’s Gaelic heritage and experience local culture at Saint John City Market. Be inspired by the many inventions of Alexander

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Graham Bell at his museum. Travel along the striking Lighthouse Route.

Learn how to crack and eat lobster from a local.

A PEI farmer teaches you about potato farming.

Enjoy a picnic lunch in Cape Breton Highlands National Park.

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America’s Music Cities



From $2399* March 2017 - April 2018

Enjoy a finger-snapping, toe-tapping time on this tour of America’s most famed musical cities. Visit New Orleans, Memphis and Nashville as you revel in the sounds of the blues, jazz, country and good old rock ‘n’ roll. Experience America’s most singular city in New Orleans, home to the French Quarter. Spend two nights in Memphis, “birthplace of the blues,” and tour Elvis Presley’s Graceland. Enjoy reserved seats at the Grand Ole Opry in Nashville. Tour historic RCA Studio B. Visit the Country Music Hall of Fame.

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Discover Tennessee Whiskey at a historic distiller y.

Learn to cook Cajun and Creole at the New Orleans School of Cooking.

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America’s Historic Hotels


From $3699* May - October 2017

Indulge in luxury as you step back in time at some of America’s most historic hotels. Begin at the impressive Omni Shoreham Hotel. Stay at the 200-year-old Omni Homestead Resort and Omni Bedford Springs Resort. Spend two nights in the Hudson River Valley. In Vermont, stay at the Equinox Resort and Spa. Along the way, explore West Point. Tour Frank Lloyd Wright’s Fallingwater. Visit the Franklin D. Roosevelt

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Savor dinner at one of Boston’s most historic restaurants.

Dine at a historic tavern dating back to the 1700s.

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1 Million

MEALS to Celebrate 100 YEARS!

Food is a cultural highlight of every tour at Collette. At the same time, the issue of hunger affects every country in the world, so we make global hunger a central part of our mission at Collette Cares. Our 1 million meals initiative blends volunteering, global meal programs, and partnerships with Rise Against Hunger, Edesia and No Kid Hungry, to help us reach our goal to provide 1 million meals to those in need throughout the world by 2018, the 100th anniversary of Collette. Visit to learn more.


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