Jamaica Culinary Tour
Febuary 13 – 19 2016 March 27- April 2 2016 June 19 – 25 2016 October 23 – 29 2016
Eat and Drink your way through the tropical delights of Jamaica, while Learning the art of making authentic Jamaican dishes like world renowned Jerk chicken and pork, Stewed Oxtail, and Rice and Beans.
Package Cost from $3999 pp (Double Occupancy).
Vacation package includes Accommodations at the Tryall’s Villas in Montego Bay, All meals, local excursions, Spa treatments, cooking lessons, local cruise, airport transfers, local taxes.
Jamaica is the third largest island of the Caribbean, after Cuba and Hispaniola. It lies approximately 90 miles south of Cuba. It is a land of sharp contrast: mountains, lush green forest, wide rivers, cascading waterfalls, and breathtaking beaches.
Jamaica boast a sumptuous cuisine which have been getting an international following with dishes which includes, Ackee and salt fish, curried goat, hard dough bread, Jamaican patties, and the famous Jerk (Chicken, pork, or fish) which is a hot pepper based rub or marinade used to season meat. Jamaica is also famous for its locally grown blue mountain coffee.
Culinary Adventure Tour Highlights
Rum distillery tour & Market tours
Country side excursions
Beach Picnic and day tour to Dunn River
Visits from local chef
Horse Back Riding Tour
Hands -on cooking Lessons
Local Cruise & Snorkeling & Music night
Our weekly Itinerary
Free Airport pick -up and transfer to the Tryall Villa’s a converted former sugar plantation where you will be staying. The Property sits overlooking the beautiful Caribbean Ocean, with lush tropical fauna. After you are refreshed and have settled in we will meet for cocktails and briefing of the tour, a welcome multi course dinner will be served.
After breakfast morning hands-on class with chef Freda, you will learn the basic of Jamaican cooking which include the study of the island spices, herbs, and seasonings that make up the island culinary repertoire. We will later tour the local town and do some shopping. We will stop for lunch at one of the local restaurants in town. Afternoon local cocktail tasting with our in house bartender, followed by our afternoon seafood extravaganza class, we will later enjoy our seafood feast for dinner.
Morning Yoga lesson on the beach, return to the villa for breakfast after relaxing we will meet for a cooking demonstration class where we will be Jerking things up with our Jerk cooking class. We will learn the art of preparing the Jamaican Jerk to include Chicken, Pork, and Fish. This will include a wet rub (seasoning) and a dry rub. This will be followed by a lesson in using tropical fruits in sauces and salsas. After lunch we will head for our day outing with a visit to the Dunn’s River Fall’s in Ocho Rios. We will stop for a light dinner before heading back to the villa.
After breakfast we will head for our country side excursions where we will explore the back country of Jamaica and learn about the island culture as we travel along the parishes of St Elizabeth and Portland. We will enjoy a culinary excursions of Portland the birth place of Jerk cuisine. We will travel away from the hustle and bustle of the busy tourist areas and journey into communities where you will get the chance to see how the natives live and go about their daily lives. We will visit a local pottery, and local arts and crafts shops, along with road side farmers markets and other local historic sites. On our way back we will stop for a swim and a lunch picnic at a nearby beach. Dinner on your own or a light dinner back at the villa.
Optional Tour: With the focus on giving back we will Tour a local Primary school where you will get to share your life stories while learning more about the students local life.
Morning hands- on class at the villa, learn the art of making Jamaican Desserts and herb teas (bush teas) with our local hotel pastry chef. We will later enjoy a luxurious catamaran cruise along the coast of the island. Lunch and snorkeling equipment will be provided. Afternoon excursions of the city town square, with free time for shopping, stock up on duty free local, goods, leather goods, perfumes, or any thing that meets your fancy. Early picnic dinner while enjoying the sunset. Later be pampered with a relaxing spa massage or detox treatment.
After breakfast you have the morning on you own to relax or for some personal me time. Enjoy a afternoon tour off the Appleton estate rum distillery. You will get the chance to observe the manufacturing process, seeing, tasting and smelling at every stage along the way, as sugar is transformed into molasses and then rum. This will be followed by a celebration dinner prepared by Freda and her staff.
Optional Tour: You will have the choice of a local organic sustainable Farm Tour followed with a Farm to table Luncheon.
Goodbye breakfast and farewells depending on your schedule there is still time to do your last minute shopping, a bus will be available to transfer you back to the Airport.
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