Sisters Dinty Barredo-Keating and Mindy Barredo Perez-Rubio of luxury tour outfit Tour Flair are bringing back their popular Food Safaris, just in time for food adventures this summer.
The Food Safaris are, in themselves, a showcase of Philippine delights. “Not only do guests get to enjoy the country’s natural wonders and learn about our culture by visits to heritage sites, they also get to savor and experience gourmet Filipino cuisine prepared especially by Tour Flair’s signature chefs,” explains Dinty.
For this summer’s round of Food Safaris, Tour Flair will be working with a bevy of top local celebrity chefs. Chef Ado Escudero, Chef Niño Laus, Chef Maj Lazatin, and Chef Suzette Montinola will be Creating fabulous meals that will showcase regional Philippine cuisine.
For the summer’s first Food Safari on March 21, guests will both explore Intramuros and Malacañang, and be treated to a sumptuous “Old Manila” Spanish/Filipino dinner and cocktails prepared by Chef Suzette Montinola. Chef Suzette, of La Cocina de Tita Moning fame, will also hold a cooking demonstration at The Legarda Mansion.
Experience ‘hacienda-type’ cooking on April 3 at the enchanting Villa Escudero. Renowned for his culinary art and skills, Chef Ado Escudero, Officier Maitre Hotelier of the Chaine de Rotisseurs International association of gastronomy, and owner of Villa Escudero, will treat the guests to a mix of Spanish, Filipino and regional cuisine at the Escudero ancentral mansion.
Chef Niño Laus’ signature blend of French and Japanese cuisine will take center stage at the Quezon leg of the Food Safaria in the first week of May. Guests will dine in an ancestral house in picturesque town of Sariaya.
In June, the Food Safari will be held in San Fernando, Pampanga. Guests will delight at Chef Maj Lazatin’s ‘gourmet comfort food’, which has both Italian and Thai influences. Chef Maj will prepare her delightful concoctions at the Lazatin Ancestral Home in San Fernando. Built during the American colonial period, the Lazatin Ancestral Home was declared a Heritage House by the National Historical Institute in 2003.
“Our goal is clear. We want our guests to see and experience the Philippines as we know it to with he beauty and culture of the country – the warmth and hospitality of the people. An amazing, welcoming place,” states Dinty.
Aside from the Food Safaris, Tour Flair’s impressive roster of destinations also include Boracay, Banaue, and AmanPulo. From premium accommodations in Manila, shopping jaunts in the flea markets of Baguio to scuba diving in El Nido, Tour Flair’s customized itineraries ensure that visitors get to enjoy their destinations to the fullest.
“We have a Bespoke service. We believe that flexibility puts visitors at ease – everyone needs a little freedom ,” shares Dinty. “Each client is treated like a friend visiting our homes – with utmost attention.”
For more information and bookings, please visit www.tourflair.com or call 817-2738. Inquiries can also be made via email:firstname.lastname@example.org.