Entries tagged: Culinary Journeys

Surprised by Japan

Surprised by Japan

Ker & Downey designer Devon Chapman came to Ker & Downey with an extensive history of personal travel: a solo trip to France at 15, living in Thailand, teaching in southern Switzerland, a philanthropy trip to Uganda, strolling the markets in Munich, riding motorcycles in central Vietnam, hiking in Peru, spending a night under the stars in Morocco… the list goes on and on. But after her recent trip to Japan, she would say Japan is now one of her favorite places she has ever been. Given the opportunity, she’d return year after year. That’s a pretty bold statement from […]

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Truffle Hunting Around the World

Truffle Hunting Around the World

When you’re truffle hunting, the nose knows when there’s something delicious ahead. Truffles are those highly sought-after delicacies that grow near the roots of trees, and they’re just one of the delicious foraged finds that have the culinary world abuzz. Join us on a journey to find the best places to hunt for truffles, wild plants, and other natural goodies around the globe.

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'Wasted!' at the Chef's Table

‘Wasted!’ at the Chef’s Table

At the Belmond Mount Nelson, Executive Chef Rudi Liebenberg is bringing awareness to food waste with his new exclusive menu and culinary experience “Wasted! at the Chef’s Table.”  Cape Town is one of the world’s top foodie destinations, with origins to its flavors and cuisines dating back to the 17th-century spice trade. This long and flavorful history has made Cape Town the gourmet capital of South Africa, giving way to famous restaurants like The Test Kitchen, Pot Luck Club, and La Colombe. For foodies, Cape Town is definitely a bucket list destination.

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Street Food Meccas: The Best Cities for Roadside Eats

Street Food Meccas: The Best Cities for Roadside Eats

Taste buds rejoice! From Bombay to Bangkok, casual street eats are essentials for locals. Dig in with Ker & Downey and experience the wonder of the world’s street food. You will get an insider peek at the local culinary heritage and the sights and sounds of everyday life, escorted by a guide who knows just where to go—and what to avoid. Let us take you on a foodie journey across the globe in search of the mouth-watering grub served up roadside.

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A Taste for Skiing – A Gourmet Ski Safari in the Dolomites

A Taste for Skiing – A Gourmet Ski Safari in the Dolomites

In the Alta Badia valley in the Dolomites, great skiing is combined with gourmet food for a unique ski safari. South Tyrol, Italy’s northernmost province, is an area known for its apples, ham, wine, and an impressive 23 Michelin stars. Those 23 Michelin stars make it the most decorated province in all of Italy. This gourmet’s destination is also popular among skiers with the world’s largest ski circuit that encompasses over 745 miles of downhill runs, and all skiable with a single ski pass. Among the mountains and valleys, there is a network of mountain huts that can provide basic […]

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Ker & Downey’s Top Culinary Experiences in Peru

Ker & Downey’s Top Culinary Experiences in Peru

“I am very much about promoting Lima because I think Peru and the mountains and the Incas, everybody is aware of those, but Lima is something that people should discover – especially our food.” – Mario Testino, Peruvian fashion and portrait photographer The verdict is in: more people are traveling to Peru for food than for Inca ruins. It’s not just because Peruvian cuisine is delicious (which it undoubtedly is); it’s because Peru’s indigenous foods are marked by the country’s unique access to fresh fish, bold spices, and enough healthy super-foods to spark jealousy in any organic grocery store. From […]

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A Culinary Tour of Japan For True Foodies

A Culinary Tour of Japan For True Foodies

Ker & Downey’s eight-day luxury culinary tour of Japan is a delicious treat for your taste buds. If Japan isn’t on your list as a foodie travel destination, it should be! Tokyo boasts more Michelin stars than any other city and Osaka is one of the world’s foremost foodie havens. Ker & Downey’s eight-day culinary tour of Japan is an indulgent voyage for your taste buds exploring the delicious world of Japanese cuisine. It’s jam-packed with excursions, tours, and private cooking lessons that explore Japan’s distinct culinary flavors. You’ll visit a depachika – an underground food basement that features a […]

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A Hobart Culinary Tour Explores the Flavors of a Burgeoning Food and Wine Scene in Tasmania

A Hobart Culinary Tour Explores the Flavors of a Burgeoning Food and Wine Scene in Tasmania

A Hobart culinary tour explores the local flavors of a flourishing food and wine scene in Tasmania. Indulge your appetite with Ker & Downey on your next Australian journey. There’s no better way to really get to know a place and experience its authentic flair than through its food and beverages. Hobart’s burgeoning food and wine scene is a testament to that. Spend a morning eating and drinking your way through Hobart for a unique slice of local culture, history, and some of the best food the old town has to offer with a walking tour of the flourishing food […]

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Culinary Inspiration

Culinary Inspiration

In the USA the Thanksgiving holiday is upon us, a time for family gatherings and splendid presentations of seasonal favorites. At Ker & Downey fine dining is a benchmark of our custom journeys, and we consider destinations rich in culinary culture with the festive season in mind. Browse our culinary journeys for further inspiration and contact us now to whet your appetite for world travel. Vila Vita Parc | Portugal One of six dining options in the resort, Ocean is a recipient of two Michelin stars and boasts a seasonal gourmet menu conceived by Executive Chef Hans Neuner. Fresh seafood, […]

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