A four day, four night cultural, gastronomic and oenological tour of Cartagena and its surroundings, hosted by our founder Portia Hart, along with fellow Trinidadian, Chef Osei “Picky” Blackett and leading Wine Expert, Julia Coney.
The tour will begin in Cartagena, travelling to the historic village of Palenque - the first freed slave town in the Americas - and onto the island of Tierra Bomba.
Your culinary experience will encompass street foods and local eateries, with meals in top restaurant Celele (The Worlds 50 Best) and Blue Apple Beach. You'll enjoy tastings and pairings of wines from across the South American continent, locally produced liquors, and more unusual Colombian fruit wines.
Along the way, you'll enjoy Colombian hospitality and Afro-Colombian culture, meeting local personalities and living first hand the highlights of this vibrant region.
The ticket includes bed and breakfast for four nights (two at Townhouse Cartagena and two at Blue Apple Beach) meals and drinks pairings (unless stated below).
Single Occupancy: $2,100 USD
Double Occupancy: $1,600 USD
ABOUT JULIA CONEY
Julia Coney is a Washington, D.C. and Houston, Texas-based wine writer, wine educator, speaker, and consultant. Her wine writing includes stories on wine, winemakers, and the intersection of race, wine, and language. Julia is the Wine Consultant for American Airlines in partnership with the James Beard Foundation. Julia is the recipient of Wine Enthusiast's 2020 Social Visionary Award Winner for her work in writing and speaking on diversity, equity, and inclusion in the wine industry. Wine Industry Network has named her one of Wine’s Most Inspiring People for 2022. Julia is the Founder of Black Wine Professionals, a resource for wine industry employers and gatekeepers, professionals, and the food and beverage community. Their goal is to lift up the multifaceted Black professionals in the world of wine.
ABOUT CHEF OSEI "PICKY" BLACKETT
Osei is the Chef/ Owner at Ariapita, Chef Picky Events + Catering and his popular food events known as The Picky Experience. Now with almost 20 years' experience in the Food industry, his culinary journey has taken him to prestigious heights, executing menus at The James Beard House, Gracie Mansion and the United Nations Offices. Osei is one of the most sought-after West Indian Chefs in New York City, remaining humble and connected to his roots he uses local events to convey his vision for the Trinbagonian/Caribbean culinary cuisine. Ultimately his goal is to bring awareness to what makes Trinbagonian food so special, as it has always been connected to memories of his grandparents, parents, family and friends. He prides himself on using these cherished home recipes to share his culture around the world.
Thursday 27 April
Guided Street Food & City Tour
Dinner at Celele, Getsemani
Chef Jaime Rodriguez
Friday 28 April
Cultural Heritage Tour of Palenque
with Lunch & Local Fruit Wine Tasting
Chef Victor Simarra
optional: Dinner at El Beso** "Haute Street Cuisine", Getsemani
Saturday 29th April
Free Morning & Lunch**
10am, 12 noon or 5pm Transfers to Isla Tierra Bomba
Dinner Blue Apple Beach with Wine Pairing
Chef Pedro Mosqueda
Sunday 30 April
BBQ Island Cook Up at Amare Beach
Chef Osei "Picky" Blackett
Dinner at Blue Apple Beach
Local Liquor Tasting
Monday 1 May
Check Out from Blue Apple Beach
** meal not included