Chef David Bouley, James Beard Award-winner, is offering a rather scrumptious way for you to see Japan. It’s an exclusive adventure to see, taste, smell and feel the country focusing on its unique cuisine. Award-winning Asia Transpacific Journeys has just announced a one-shot itinerary March 4-13, 2013, in collaboration with Food & Wine Magazine.
With insights and access that only Chef Bouley and Food & Wine can offer, this tour promises first-class exposure to the best of Japan: meet craftsmen, enjoy tea ceremonies, art, shopping, temples and shrines for nine days. On the journey, Bouley will introduce and explore this
“rich culture full of health, passion and detail,” and one, he feels, “will give greater quality-of-life choices when participants return home to the West.”
Explore Tokyo, Nagano and Kyoto as culinary insiders in super-duper first class style all the way.
… an early morning Tokyo outing to the Tsukiji Fish Market, Japan’s largest and busiest, featuring the famously frenzied really early morning Tuna Auction. A private cooking class to be co-hosted by a Japanese chef and Chef Bouley at Ecole Tsuji Tokyo, Japan’s top culinary school. Bullet train to Matsumoto in Nagano, the Japanese Alps. Visit the exotic Daio Wasabi Nojo (herb) farm, largest and most beautiful in the country. Hang out, sip a sake and bottle-it-yourself in a brewery. Then bullet back to Kyoto and to the world-renown 400-year old ultimate Japanese inn, the Tawaraya Ryokan, home of the original “who’s who” of celeb guest books, and near the Nishiki food market, 135 intensely colorful shops crowded into two snaking small blocks. Geisha farewell dinner in Kyoto.
The price of $10,995.00 per person, double basis is hefty but this is a trip not to be missed—even if you’ve already been.