Gourmet on Tour Offers Ultimate Gourmet Experience in Shanghai

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Gourmet on Tour, an award-winning leader in offering one-of-a-kind culinary adventures, announces a Shanghai gourmet package.

"We arrange unique encounters most travellers couldn’t have done on their own"

For foodies that have a desire to learn the ins and outs of authentic Chinese cuisine and the culture behind it, their ultimate dream culinary adventure awaits them! Gourmet on Tour announces the availability of their Shanghai culinary adventure. The all-inclusive adventure package will include a unique experience that provides a first-hand approach to delving deep into the rich culinary history of the region, for an experience one will never forget!

“We are always on the hunt for new and interesting places to explore and doesn’t get anymore exciting than our Shanghai culinary experience,” explains Judith von Prockl, managing director of Gourmet on Tour (http://www.gourmetontour.com), an award-winning specialist in culinary adventures. “Forget reading a book or watching a movie to learn about the cuisine in China! You can’t get any better than actually being there, emerged in it, living it, tasting it, and learning to cook it.”

The Shanghai gourmet adventure is being offered in 3-night and 6-night options. In addition to deluxe hotel room accommodations at a luxury urban retreat, the per person fee starts at US $1,150, and includes breakfasts, food tours and tastings, market visits, a traditional foot massage, hands-on cooking courses, guided restaurant tours, and a private guide. The longer culinary adventure also offers a sight-seeing tour, guided Imperial tea ceremony, which is an exquisite cultural experience and an excursion to nearby Hangzhou to visit China’s most famous tea plantations Dragon Well. There are also additional add-on features available, ranging from private shopping excursions, guided art tours to nightlife sight-seeing.

The cooking classes will provide those attending with a chance to learn what real Chinese food is all about. Guests will learn beyond the basics of Chinese food, and be introduced to the popular dishes of the region, that many people outside the country have never seen or heard of!

The Shanghai culinary adventure is available year round, upon request, although ideal times to visit the region are autumn and spring. Itineraries are also highly customizable, to give each person a unique culinary experience that suits their needs, goals and desires.

Cooking courses in Shanghai include market visits to shop for local ingredients to prepare dishes native to the region. Each person who attends will return home feeling confident about their skills to replicate the dishes. Food enthusiasts will come away with a one-of-a kind culinary experience, filled with fun, food tastings, newly learned skills and insights into a rich culture.

"We arrange unique encounters most travellers couldn’t have on their own – from private cooking classes to meeting tea masters to access to hidden restaurants where only the locals go", adds von Prockl. " Each itinerary is carefully designed to gain a genuine feel for China as an invited guest and not as a tourist.”

The Chinese cooking classes are taught by five-star hotel chefs and focus on such dishes as braised Mandarin fish, Xin Jiang style chicken, Madame Song’s fish soup, Xiao Long Bao - the famous Shanghai food dumplings-, razor clams with ginger, and much more. The intense classes are designed to help food lovers learn, appreciate and be able to replicate.

To learn more about the Ultimate Gourmet Experience in Shanghai or to register a culinary adventure, visit the website at http://www.gourmetontour.com.

About Gourmet on Tour:
Gourmet on Tour was started in 2000, by Judith von Prockl, a highly acclaimed travel specialist, seeking the ultimate one-of-a-kind culinary adventure experience. Today, the award-winning culinary tours can be arranged around the world, giving attendees a unique opportunity to learn local cuisine and culture together. There are over 80 luxury cooking and wine tours awaiting food connoisseurs, ranging from half a day to a weekend or week. Gourmet on Tour thoroughly arranges everything from hands-on cooking classes to access to exclusive wineries. To learn more about Gourmet on Tour, visit the website a http://www.gourmetontour.com.

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