Few people visit Newfoundland without being touched by the warmth of its people, the depth of its history and the haunting beauty of its rugged coastline. For gastronomes, it’s a place that gives added dimension to the term "sustainable cuisine."  Explore the enigmatic landscapes of the Bonaventure Peninsula and Fogo Island and discover a culinary heritage inextricably tied with land and sea. Award-winning chefs draw from nearby waters, fields and abundant kitchen gardens to prepare simple, hearty meals that are infused with rich flavours and local tradition.  In September and October, Fogo Island’s brilliant landscape turns to soft autumn colours, carpeted in dozens of varieties of edible berries, while the waters are rich in Atlantic cod, arguably the best fish in the world. From the remote coves of Trinity Bay to one of the Earth's four corners near Joe Batt's arm, this journey connects you with fascinating locals and the dining rooms of much-lauded chefs. It’s a unique opportunity to experience first-hand Newfoundland's staggering terrain and to indulge in its autumnal bounty.

 

Dates: September 1 - October 31, 2017 ** subject to availability

Self-drive, 7-night Itinerary

Price starts from CAD$3,785 per person based on double occupancy.

Single supplement starts from CAD$2,465 per person.

Trip Highlights:

  • Seasonal meals prepared by award-winning chefs
  • Introduction to Newfoundland cuisine with a three-course meal at celebrity chef Lynn Crawford's Ruby Watchco (for travellers starting the journey in Toronto)
  • 1 night in St John's to sample the culinary mastery of Jeremy Charles at Raymond's Restaurant
  • 3 nights based on the shores of Trinity Bay at Port Rexton, with access to the panoramic Skerwink Trail for superb hiking
  • A private historic boat tour, visiting the abandoned outports of Ireland’s Eye and British Harbour, as well as the set built for the filming of Random Passage
  • 3 nights at Fogo Island Inn, an award-winning property that puts you at one of the four corners of the earth
  • Naturalist walks and food foraging on Fogo Island
  • Tour of the contemporary artist studios on Fogo Island, renowned for their leading edge design
  • Cooking demonstration in the kitchen of Fogo Island Inn

Inclusions:

  • 7 nights accommodation including breakfast and taxes
  • 1 multi-course dinner at Ruby Watchco in Toronto, inclusive of gratuity (wine & drinks not included)
  • 1 multi-course dinner at Raymond's Restaurant in St John's, inclusive of gratuity (wine & drinks not included)
  • 1 dinner at Fisher's Loft Inn
  • Privately guided boat tour in Trinity Bay
  • Return car ferry tickets to Fogo Island
  • All meals at Fogo Island Inn
  • Naturalist walk and food foraging on Fogo Island, followed by a cooking demonstration with the hotel chef
  • Artists' studio tour on Fogo Island
  • All taxes

Call or e-mail us for more information or to reserve your spot, at tripdesign@quenchtravel.com, or 416 366 2777

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