Date: April 11th-18th, 2020
Cost: $2,500 (non-refundable $500 deposit to hold your space due by January 3, 2020)
Immerse yourself in Afro-Brazilian culture and culinary in Salvador, Bahia! Salvador is one of the oldest colonial citiees in the Americas. Its historical and cultural aspects were inherited by the intermarriage of Native-Indian, African and European. African cultural is particularly celebrated. The local cuisine is heavily influenced by African ingredients and techniques. This is your unique chance to explore the rich culture of Salvador with the guidance of Salvador native, Chef Emme. This is a 7 night, 8 day trip to Salvador, Bahia in Brazil that will be a blend of exploring and learning from the locals and hands-on cooking workshops led by Chef Emme.
- Small intimate group of 8
- 7 days of a blend of exploring Salvador’s rich culture and hands-on cooking workshops
- Written course materials with all workshop recipes
- Arrival and Departure transfer from/to SSA Airport
- Daily breakfast
- All food & beverage when with the group
- Transportation when with the group
- Personalized recommendations for Salvador by Chef Emme
- English & Portuguese speaker tour guide/host
- Museum, historical sites, and/or shows entries fees
- Travel insurance, highly recommended
- Any expenses when not with the group
For more information, please email Chef Emme at email@example.com
We will start the day with a visit to Salvador’s largest farmer’s market, Feira de Sao Joaquim. There we will learn about the Brazilian farmer’s market culture and shop for cooking supplies and head to our workshop suite for cooking class of a typical Bahian meal. You’ll have the evening off to explore on your own.
Today we will explore the Salvador’s historic center, Pelourinho. We will tour Pelourinho and learn about Salvador’s rich culture – we will visit historic churches and museums and do plenty of shopping for arts and souvenirs. We will have lunch at quintensetial Bahian restaurant, Sorriso da Dada, located in the heart of Pelourinho. We will finish the discovering Pelourinho with a folkloric dance show.
Today, you’ll have the morning off to explore on your own. We will meet at Praia da Barra beach for some fun and lunch at the beach – the Brazilian way! We will enjoy very typical Brazilian beach food, including charcoal grilled cheese stick, fried fish, sautéed shrimp and more. Tonight, we will savor a multi-course meal at Salvador’s best fine-dining restaurant, Origem.
We will spend the morning at another one of Salvador’s beloved farmers market, Feira de Itapuã. We will gather ingredients for our typical Bahian brunch tomorrow. We will have lunch at famed Cira’s Acaraje – known as the best acaraje of Bahia! After lunch, we will head back to the workshop suite and do some prep for tomorrow’s brunch.
We'll head to the workshop studio to create and enjoy a typical Bahian brunch. In the evening we will head to Mercado do Rio Vermelho flea market to do some shopping and stop at Companhia da Cachaca, Salvador’s only store dedicated to the Brazilian liquor, cachaça. With more than 700 types of cahcaca, we will do a little tasting and you will have the opportunity to purchase your own bottle to take back home with you. After, we will head to the Rio Vermelho neighborhood for dinner. We will be exploring Brazil’s boteco culture, dining al fesco and enjoying ‘petiscos’.
On our last day, we will visit the most famous catholic church of Bahia, Igreja do Senhor do Bonfim. We will take a tour of the church, built in the 18th century and end our tour with the traditional custom of tying ‘Fita do Bonfim’ ribbon bracelets to the railing three times and making three wishes. You will have the afternoon off and we will end our tour with a farewell dinner of Bahian-style feijoada prepared by Chefs Graça & Emme at the workshop suite!
For those who would like to continue travels in Brazil, Heather Murchison from Ponte Travels is available to assist you with arrangements. There is much more to explore in the state of Bahia as well as other amazing destinations in Brazil, like Rio de Janeiro, Iguacu Falls and the Pantanal. Want to explore other South American countries while you are there? Heather can help with that too. Heather is also offering to assist with booking your flights into and out of Brazil. You can contact her directly at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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