Le Tres Bon Gourmet Tour to Noumea - New Caledonia - 6 Days

 

INTRODUCTION

 

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.

 

 

PROGRAM 

 

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

Departing sweetly

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

Departure

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

 

 

ACCOMMODATION

 

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

 

 

TRAVEL DATES

Monday 04 May - Saturday 09 May 2020

 

 

PRICE

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

  • Cooking demonstrations

  • 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

  • Airport transfers

  • Meals not mentioned in the tour schedule

  • Travel and health insurance

  • Personal expenses 

 

Want to extend your holiday?

 

Short Stay in Mare  – 3D/2N

Short Stay in Lifou  – 3D/2N

Short Stay in Ouvea – 3D/2N

Authentic New Caledonia – 10D/9N

New Caledonia Experience - 5D/4N

Diving in the beautiful Isle of Pines – 5D/4N (6 Dives)

Break in the south – 3D/2N 

Short Stay in Ouvea – 3D/2N

Escape to Isle of Pines – 4D/3N

Diving in Lifou – 5D/4N

 

 

*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.

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