Le Tres Bon Gourmet Tour to Noumea - New Caledonia - 6 Days
French-inspired cuisine. The regional specialties of France are common in the restaurants and cooking schools of the capital, Noumea. Even the traditional island food of venison, wild pig and giant native snails lend themselves to the French palate. The blue, palm-fringed waters of the South Pacific are undeniably romantic, especially for Chef Christophe and Josephine, who met while working in New Caledonia. Be wined and dined as you meet artisan chocolatiers, sip coffee brewed from local beans, visit the local fresh produce market, take cooking classes ... and, an absolute must, lounge by the white sandy beach followed by a dip in beautiful warm south pacific waters.
Day 1: Monday 04 May
4pm - Welcome drinks and 3 course dinner with wine at La Terrasse, La Promenade, Le Hilton Hotel
Day 2: Tuesday 05 May
Discover Gourmet and Cultural Noumea
Visit the local morning market for fresh produce, seafood and local arts and crafts. Chef Christophe will walk you through and explain the tropical produce and flavours.
Cooking Demonstration and Lunch at Chef Fabrice Louyot's La Table des Gourmets.
Chef Fabrice Louyot will treat us to a cooking demonstration and special dishes using local produce. Lunch will be served at this convivial establishment.
Guided tour of Tjibaou Cultural Centre
Exquisitely designed by Renzo Piano, Tjibaou Cultural Centre was built in Noumea to support archaeological and linguistic Kanak heritage.
The centre encourages the contemporary forms of Kanak culture and promotes cultural exchanges.
Petanque Game 1
Pastis, Champagne, French cheese & a game of Petanque at Anse Vata beach at sunset.
Day 3: Wednesday 06 May
Cooking on L'Escapade Island – a day of pure relaxation.
L’Escapade floats like a mirage on the lagoon in the heart of an exceptional 200 hectare marine reserve and only 20 minutes by boat from Noumea, but a world away from the bustle of the city. A great combination of luxury and tranquility in a tropical setting.
Participate in a fun cooking class and competition in the resort's wedding chapel.
Cooking competition judged by Escapade Island Resort’s Head Chef Xavier Rocher. Chef Rocher worked at Le Tres Bon restaurant in Bungendore.
The day includes boat transfers, access to resort pool, deck and a delicious buffet lunch.
Day 4: Thursday 07 May
Visit La Maison de la Perle (the House of Pearl)
The director of La Maison de la Perle will make a presentation on the different stages of making a piece of jewellery using the magnificent black pearl.
Lunch at Chez Toto, one of the best restaurants in Noumea
Chef Christophe Guerin and his wife Saori will prepare an unforgettable lunch experience!
Petanque Game 2 - Finals
Pastis, Champagne, French cheese & a game of Pétanque at Anse Vata beach at sunset.
Evening Concert - Vanuella Watt
The beautiful Caledonian singer will perform live and exclusively for the tour group at Le Café de la Plage.
Day 5: Friday 08 May
L'Atelier Gourmand is Noumea's best patisserie and boulangerie.
You will experience an exceptional demonstration cooking class – how to make a traditional French baguette!
Chocolat Morand Visit
For over 10 years artisan chocolatier Patrick Morand has been in Nouméa sharing his passion for chocolate. At his store you’ll not only find the finest chocolates made from French cocoa but also mouth-watering sweets inspired by the tropical flavors of New Calendonia.
Our tour group will experience the exclusive luxury of watching the master at work with a special chocolate demonstration class.
Free time in Noumea
Enjoy breathtaking views of sunset and Noumea from Ouen Toro Hill
Farewell group dinner Seafood Buffet plus Tahitian Dance Show at Nouvata Parc
Day 6: Saturday 09 May
We recommend that you stay longer to further explore New Caledonia and its outer islands.
This program is a very brief outline of daily activities & inclusions.
The program is subject to change without notice due to unforeseen circumstances and/or inclement weather
Hilton Noumea La Promenade Residences (4-star)
Overlooking the lagoon and Anse Vata Beach, this luxury apartement hotel offers a total of 150 modern and self-catering apartments. La Promenade Residences offers flexibility and independence with a fully equipped kitchen, a spacious living area and WiFi. This property is perfect for those wishing to have the self-catering option with modern, good quality facilities. Relax with a drink on the private balcony boasting magnificent views over the lagoon. Maintain your exercise regime at the fitness center or swim laps in the tropically-inspired outdoor pool. Hilton Noumea La Promenade Residences offers an idyllic home away from home, just steps from Anse Vata Beach. Discover an array of entertainment and shopping options nearby. The Residences are close to the boat departure point offering trips to the nearby islands.
Gourmet Tour to Noumea 2020
Monday 04 May - Saturday 09 May 2020
Double room rate $2,900 per person
Single room rate $3,200 per person
Included in this program:
Fully escorted tour with Chef Christophe and Josephine Gregoire
5 nights’ accommodation at Hilton Noumea La Promenade Residences in a Deluxe One Bedroom Apartment.
Full buffet breakfast daily.
Privately chartered air conditioned coach travel
Welcome drinks, alcoholic beverages
Lunch at La Table des Gourmets
Entrance fee and guided tour of Tjibaou Cultural Centre
Two games of petanque, plus French cheese, Pastis and Champagne
Boat transfers, cooking class, access to pool and deck, buffet lunch at Escapade Island
Lunch at Chez Toto, including wine
Evening live concert Vanuella Watt
Chocolate making demonstration at Chocolat Morand
Farwell dinner seafood buffet
and a few other surprises…..
Not included in this program:
International and domestic airfares
Meals not mentioned in the tour schedule
Travel and health insurance
Want to extend your holiday?
*Prices are in Australian Dollars and subject to availability at time of booking.
The above price are per person and for travel from Monday 04 May to Saturday 09 May 2020.