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England and France Culinary Tour June 2015

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London | Berkeley Hotel

7:30am | Breakfast at the Berkeley Hotel Knightsbridge.

11:30am | Group welcome. Meet with our host, Liz Long, and fellow travellers to discuss itinerary

1:00pm | Lunch at the Mandarin Hotel; at Heston Blumenthal’s new restaurant, Dinner, which
promises to be a first class culinary experience.

3:30pm | Afternoon and evening at your leisure.

Cotswolds | Washbourne Manor Hotel

7:00am | Breakfast at Washbourne Manor Hotel.

8:30am | We board our personal coach and travel to Oxford. On arrival, we have 2 hours to explore
the historic city.

12:00pm | Lunch at Le Manoir aux Quat’Saisons; Raymond Blanc’s two star Michelin restaurant,
located in the Oxfordshire village of Great Milton.

3:00pm | En route for Lower Slaughter, we stop at Blenheim Palace to explore the
magnificent palace and surrounding gardens.

7:30pm | A very special dinner awaits us at Daylesford Organic.
Lady Carole Bamford, otherwise known as ‘Lady B’, wife to Sir Anthony
, shares her personal quest to bring the food industry back to its grass roots.

Gloucestershire | Washbourne Manor Hotel

7:30am | Breakfast at Washbourne Manor Hotel

9:00am | We board our coach and travel to the Daylesford Organic Cooking School, located in
Gloucestershire. Without doubt, this is one of the finest boutique cooking
schools in Europe. Here we will prepare and indulge in a summer party feast under the guidance of
Vladimir Niza.

4:00pm | Late afternoon and evening at your own leisure. Relax at Washbourne Manor Hotel or
explore the area of The Slaughters.

Cotswolds/London | Berkeley Hotel

7:30am | Breakfast at Washbourne Manor Hotel.

9:00am | A morning tour of the Cotswolds.

10:30am | Leisure time to explore and stroll through the beautiful English countryside villages,
before returning to London.

7:00pm | Dinner at the Berkeley Hotel, sharing the Chef’s table with Marcus Wareing.
Our group will break into two more intimate groups to enjoy a fully interactive dining experience. Tonight,
the second group will dine at their own leisure and experience Marcus Wareing’s Chef’s table
tomorrow night.

London | Berkley Hotel

7:30am | Breakfast at Berkeley Hotel.

9:00am | We’re off to the Borough Markets, one of London’s famous markets, best known for its
local produce.

12:00pm | Lunch is at Liz Long’s favourite restaurant / cafe / food store in London,
Ottolenghi. Here, everyone receives a signed copy of the newly released
cookbook by Chef / Owner, Yotam Ottolenghi.

7:00pm | Dinner at the Berkeley Hotel, sharing the Chef’s table with Marcus Wareing.
Those who attended the Chef’s table experience yesterday will dine at their own leisure this evening.

London/Paris | Chateau Frontenac Hotel

Friday 14th September 2012

7:30am | Breakfast at Berkeley Hotel.

12:00pm | We enjoy lunch at St. Pancreas Grand Champagne Bar, before boarding the Eurostar to
Paris, travelling first class.

7:00pm | Dinner in the courtyard, under the stars at Plaza Athenee at La Coeur Jardin.

Paris | Chateau Frontenac Hotel  

7:30am | Breakfast at Chateau Frontenac Hotel.

9:00am | Today is truly a unique experience. It begins with our introduction to Paule Caillat, in her
fabulously French apartment in the Marais district. Paule will guide us through a typical French food
market where we will purchase the produce for today’s lunch; later prepared and enjoyed as a group.

2:30pm | Afternoon and evening at your leisure.

Paris | Chateau Frontenac Hotel  

Sunday 16th September 2012

7:30am | Breakfast at Chateau Frontenac Hotel.

9:00am | Today is yours to enjoy at your leisure. With so many things to see and do in Paris, the
hardest part will be deciding! BA Flaneur along the historic streets and through the public gardens, indulge in the world class shopping strips, or lose yourself at the galleries, viewing some of the world’s most beautiful and culturally significant art works.

7:30pm | Dinner at Le Petit Chatelet, a true Parisian institution.

Paris | Chateau Frontenac Hotel  

7:30am | Breakfast at Chateau Frontenac Hotel.

9:00am | We board the TGV to Reims, where we will be met by our local guide and private coach.

11:00am | We arrive at the home of Mumm Champagne where we will enjoy an exclusive tour of this world famous champagne house.

12:30pm | Lunch follows at Le Jardin Brasserie at the renowned, two star Michelin
restaurant, Chateau les Crayeres.

2:30pm | The afternoon is spent in the Cote des Blancs area which produces some of the finest chardonnay vines.

6:00pm | Evening at your own leisure. Relax, explore or make a visit to one of Paris’ authentic bistros.

Paris | Chateau Frontenac Hotel  

Tuesday 18th September 2012

7:30am | Breakfast at Chateau Frontenac Hotel.

9:00am | Today we enjoy a tour of the Rungis Market, conducted by Frederic Masse; whose family
is the biggest and oldest producer of foie gras in Europe.

2:30pm | Afternoon at your leisure.

7:30pm | Dinner at Le Meurice, a 3 star restaurant with chef, Yannick Alleno.

Antibes | Hotel du Cap  

6:30am | Breakfast at Chateau Frontenac Hotel.

8:00am | We board the TGV to Nice. From here, it’s a short bus ride to one of the most beautiful
hotels in the world, Hotel du Cap, where we will spend the remainder of the tour.

12:00pm | Afternoon at your leisure.

8:00pm | Dinner is on the terrace at Hotel du Cap, overlooking the stunning
Meditteranean sea.

Antibes | Hotel du Cap

8:30am | Breakfast at Hotel du Cap.

10:00am | We board our coach to the charming town of Mougins.

1:00pm | Lunch is at L’Amandier; famous for their Cuisine Nicoise following the tradition of Roger

3:00pm | Afternoon and evening at your own leisure.

Antibes | Hotel du Cap  

7:30am | Breakfast at Hotel du Cap.

9:00am | Today is spent with Rosa Jackson, one of France’s most well known food
critics and cookbook authors. Rosa will take us to the local markets and then to lunch at her favourite,
family owned restaurant in the old town.

2:00pm | Back to the hotel; afternoon at your leisure.

7:00pm | An early evening boat trip; sit back, relax and indulge in the stunning views whilst enjoying
champagne and canapes.

Antibes | Hotel du Cap  

8:30am | Breakfast at Hotel du Cap.

10:00am | Today we visit the stunning Villa Rothschild on the port of Antibes before travelling to the
hilltop village of Eze. This area offers fabulous views of Monaco and the coast from above.

1:00pm | Lunch at the Chateau de la Chevre D’or; whose speciality is classical French gastronomy
and Meditteranean dishes.

8:00pm | Farewell dinner at Eden Roc restaurant. In such a magnificent dining room
setting, this will truly be a night to remember.

Antibes | Hotel du Cap  

8:30am | The group’s final breakfast at Hotel du Cap.

Au revoir and bon voyage until next time…

Important Information

Tour Dates: June 2015

Tour Rates: TBC late October 2014

    The tariff includes the following:

  • Accommodation in deluxe 4 and 5 star hotels.
  • Travel in private and deluxe coaches.
  • All entries and excursions.
  • Cooking school, as per itinerary.
  • Champagne and wine tastings, as per itinerary
  • Boat cruise in Antibes, as per itinerary
  • City taxi transfers.
  • Breakfast daily at your hotel.
  • All meals, as per the itinerary, including 2 glasses of wine per person with both lunch and dinner.

The Luscious Affairs Culinary Tour offers the highest of standards and
exclusive experiences for all guests. To ensure this, the group is restricted to a maximum of 12

Liz LongYour Host: Liz Long
Luscious Affairs launched in 1997 by passionate foodie and successful
businesswoman, Liz Long, and consists of the following:

  • Luscious Affairs Culinary Tours
  • Luscious Affairs Cooking School
  • Luscious Affairs Catering & Events
  • Luscious Affairs Gourmet Food Stores (Hawthorn & Toorak)

As the creator and driving force behind all divisions of Luscious Affairs, her
knowledge of hospitality and catering is unparalleled. In the industry for over 25 years, Liz
nurtured her enthusiasm and developed her skills at the Cordon Bleu School, UK, and followed
this with her Swiss Diploma of Hotel Management, The Blue Mountains International Hotel
Management School.

Liz is an avid and regular international traveller, gaining skill, knowledge and
inspiration from some of the world’s top chefs and restaurants. She is
thoroughly excited to be hosting the Luscious Affairs Culinary Tour and to share some of her
favourite culinary institutions and truly exclusive
experiences with all of her guests.