Monday, March 30, 2015

Foodie Tour Belize

Its that time of year again. time to start planning a great getaway after a long hard winter. If you are a Foodie and can travel in the first week of October, then our intimate Culinary Tour for 2015 is exactly what you are looking for. Scheduled for October 3-10th, let Tony and Angela show you the gastronomic Belize equivalent to an all out food fest.
Its roamantic
 

Visit local produce markets and farms

Enjoy world class cuisine in an unforgettable atmosphere

See how we bring it from farm to fork

Hands on cooking experiences with Chef Tony

Tasting Dinners

Private wine tastings

Seafood galore!

Recipe cards included

Fresh fruits from Belize!

Surf and Turf of course!

Contact us today! Only 6 couples will be taken for this amazing event!
Here is the itinerary :

Belize Culinary Tour 2015- Oct. 3-10

We are now taking reservations for our Belize Culinary Tour to be held for 7 days October 3-10th. Only 6 couples will be taken on a first come, first served basis. This is a package for Foodies that will be guided by Tony and Angela Marsico, lifelong Foodies. 1st class accommodations in our brand new Boutique Hotel Suites and travel in comfort in our fully air-conditioned deluxe shuttle.

Here is what you get:

October 3rd: Arrive Beaches and Dreams and get comfortable in your room. We will meet on the fabulous Roof top dining area for a sunset cocktail and appetizer reception as we go over our itinerary for the next 6 days. Down to the open air dining room on the Beachfront for a 4 course chef’s dinner and wine sampling. Enjoy the rest of the evening sitting on the dock and listening to the waves and breeze through the palms.

October 4th: 7 am: Belizean Style Breakfast of fry jacks, eggs and all the Belizean sides and lots of fresh Guatemalan Coffee.   8:30: We will depart for the South to go to a working Mayan Family farm to see how the past has melded with the present as we tour their organic gardens, harvest some of their ingredients, make corn tortillas and enjoy the Mayan Lunch we just helped prepare. See the Video here: https://vimeo.com/album/2457686/video/70444247. After this tour, we will head back where you will have a couple of hours to enjoy the beach and relax before we go to the Barracuda Bar and Grill for a Fresh Fish sampling dinner featuring 3 different local fish and 6 preparations. Tony will talk about the different characteristics of the fish and we’ll try 3 different wines with them and see how the wine changes the flavor of each dish.

October 5th: This is Chef Tony’s  Birthday : 7 am breakfast buffet with fresh fruit, yogurt, eggs and Angela’s breakfast pastry. At 8:30, we will set sail on the Catamaran Utopia for a full day cruising and Tapas dining. We can snorkel or fish and you will get to see the second largest Barrier Reef in the world. Tony will prepare a variety of seafood and smoked items and vegetarian and the feast will last all day. You can enjoy the local rum and beer if you like on this trip. We will return at around 4 and have a little down time before we meet again on the Roof Top for Tony’s Gastronomic Birthday Celebration featuring some authentic Jamaican Jerk items and Tony’s favorite desert: Angela’s fabulous Key Lime pie.

October 6th: 7 am Breakfast of Tony’s famous Tuscan style eggs. These are eggs poached and served in a light chicken broth with a hint of lemon and garlic and topped with Asiago cheese, A great way to start the day in the tropics.  There will be lots of fresh fruit always.  8:30 we will depart to a working spice farm for a 1.5 hour tour. We will see how roasting changes the flavor of many spices we use daily and see the spices on the various plants. After we leave there, we’ll stop at another farm and see one of the largest varieties of fruit trees in one place in Belize. We will also tour the botanical garden here before we have a multi course lunch prepared by the owner of the farm, who is also a very accomplished chef. We’ll get back around 3 and you can enjoy the rest of the afternoon longing around the pool or sunning on the beach. We will meet at 6 for a wine tasting and 8 course Chef’s sampler dinner with narration on the food preparation.

October 7: Garifuna Cultural Day: The Garifuna are and African based peoples that live in Hopkins and have their own cuisine with hints of African and Caribbean.  Late breakfast at 8am, then a free morning. At 11:30 we will go to a village restaurant for a traditional Garifuna Lunch. We will  go tot the Village Drumming center and learn about the distinct qualities of Garifuna Drumming and see some great drumming demonstrations. We will be back to the beach by late afternoon and meet on the roof top again for a surf and turf extravaganza.

October 8: Adventure day: After an 8am breakfast, you can choose any of our 3 choices for your inland adventure. Zip Line Belize’s longest Zip Line, Jungle Horseback riding, or Cave tubing. Lunch will be served on any of these trips and you will return for some relaxation in early afternoon.  Dinner in the dining room featuring Lobster Fest. Lobster prepared 8 different ways!

October 9th:  Cooking Lesson-After 7 am. Breakfast we’ll take a ride into the Dangirga Market and shop for some fresh ingredients for our Caribbean Tropical Feast . we’ll source the ingredients for a predetermined  party menu and then head back to the Barracuda Kitchen to learn how to prepare a fabulous festival of Caribbean Gastronomical delights perfect for entertaining.  You ‘ll get recipe cards so that when you go back home, you will be able to put on your own Caribbean Party in the middle of the winter. We’ll dine on the roof top for dinner again with all of the food we learned to make.

October 10th :After an 8 am breakfast, you’ll get your official Belizean Foodie T shirt and get ready to head home.  Depending on peoples departure times, we may be able to do a ground shuttle back to Belize City and stop at the zoo or else you will fly back to catch your outgoing flight.:     

 

Price per couple………….$3300 USD

What is included: All food, lodging, transfers, guide fees, activities,  wines during tastings, T-Shirt, Recipes and taxes.

What is not included: Gratuities and any extra alcoholic beverages.  You will get happy hour pricing on drinks during your entire stay.

Follow this link..... www.beachesanddreams.com

You'd better Belize It!

2 comments:

Linda said...

Great post and lovely photos.

joe said...

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Joe Pinzone
Casting Producer
P: 212-231-7716
Skype: Joefromnyc