Gourmet Experiences in Noumea - New Caledonia
French Wine & Cheese Tasting
Located in a quaint suburb of Noumea called Faubourg Blanchot, this wine bar is like an oasis ! The bar offers a huge selection of French wines and champagnes as well as an impressive range of spirits of all ages. New Caledonia Voyages can organises wine and cheese tasting tours from Wednesday to Saturday inclusive from 17.30 to 19.30. The 3/3/3 option features three delicious French cheeses from different regions in France, three accompanying breads baked locally to French recipes and three excellent matching wines to complement the experience. An explication on each wine is provided as well as a souvenir brochure. Like all good places, the wine bar is hard to find so we provide return coach transfers to and from your hotel. An excellent way to spend an evening!
Includes pick up and drop off hotel – Available Wednesday through Saturday – 2 hours duration (17.30-19.30) – 3 cheeses/3 wines/3 breads including explanation of products and their regions (minimum 2 pax).
Price: $120 per person.
Nouvata Nui Evening
An institution for over 15 years, the Nouvata Nui evening takes place every Friday evening and is one of the highlights for both local people and international travellers alike. The Nouvata Nui consists of a delicious seafood buffet featuring the best of New Caledonia seafood including local prawns, Tahitian fish salad, sashimi, sushi, salmon and various salads followed by a selection of hot dishes and accompaniments. Make sure to leave some room for the unforgettable dessert buffet featuring a multitude of French sweet treats. During your dinner you will be entertained by a professional Tahitian dance troupe performing traditional dances and sharing their culture through their magnificent costumes. Nouvata Hotel is within walking distance from all main hotels on Anse Vata Bay or Lemon Bay.
Price: $130 per adult and $65 per child.
Le Roof Fine Dining Experience
Imagine an unforgettable dining experience combined with a panoramic view over the lagoon of Noumea, listed by Unesco as a world heritage site. Le Roof is one of the top fine dining restaurants in Noumea and is located at the end of a pier on Anse Vata within easy walking distance from all the main hotels in this tourist area of Noumea. Built on stilts, the restaurant offers great views from every angle with the highlight being the viewing point into the water in the middle of the restaurant where a multitude of fish can be observed. Some evenings there are even dolphins swimming in the vicinity! The restaurant features a choice of three gourmet menus for that special occasion... all menus start with a glass of Taittinger champagne, of course!
Price: from $140 per person.
The gourmet tour operates Tuesday through to Sunday for a duration of three hours (09.00-12.00) including pick up and drop off at your hotel. Enjoy the gourmet delights of Noumea including a stop off at the colourful local markets where there is an array of local fruits, vegetables, seafood and souvenirs. Next stop is at one of Noumea’s famous chocolate shops where you are encouraged to try before you buy! A stop off at one of Noumea’s numerous bakeries will have you thinking you are in France – the smell of freshly baked baguettes and the range of pastries will leave you lost for choice. And finally a stop off at a supermarket where you will find a huge range of foods imported from France and around the world – choose some cheese to go with your baguette for a French style picnic lunch on the beach.
Price: $139 per adult and $119 per child.
This is an evening tour on Tuesday/Thursday for a minimum of 4 people and gives a fascinating insight into the local traditions. Your guide will pick you up from your hotel and accompany you to a local kava bar for tasting followed by a shared Melanesian bougna (traditional meal of fish or chicken cooked in coconut milk) including wine and beer. Your host for the evening is one of the most popular identities in Noumea so the evening is guaranteed to be a lot of fun. The tour runs from 17.00 to 20.00 and is a great way to spend an evening.
Price: $150 per person.
Lastly, if staying at Hilton Noumea La Promenade Residences, please note that we can also organise cooking classes in the apartments (for groups of 4), or alternatively an intimate dinner cooked by a chef in your apartment – both options are on request.