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Gourmet Safaris

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by Carole Liivrand (subscribe)
I love to explore & share my experiences and photographs with others on the off-chance that they too get a buzz out of simple things at their own back door.
Published July 10th 2012
Taste the World without leaving your hometown.

Well known foodie, food-writer, and TV identity, Maeve O'Meara has been operating a unique food tourism business since the late 1990s. It all started when her local mother's group asked Maeve to take them to a Lebanese restaurant in Punchbowl.

Slow Cooked Lamb at Peppermint Bay, Tasmania

Maeve quickly realised that people want to explore the vast choice of foods and cultures that Sydney has to offer, but wanted someone to guide them in the process. Maeve is perfect! She's knowledgeable, bubbly and outgoing, and knows how to get the cooks, chefs, provedores, butchers and fishermen to share their stories, recipes and secrets with you. This just doesn't happen if we, as individuals, walk into the fishmarkets, a well known butchery or patisserie, and expect a guided tour or a chocolate making lesson. Maeve, and her team of informative and entertaining guides take us to places we wouldn't otherwise get to, bringing us home with satiated appetites and bags full of goodies and information.

A Guided Deli Experience

Sydney Safaris were the starting point, followed by Australian Safaris: Mudgee, Kangaroo Island, Margaret River, Tasmania, Broome and the Victorian High Country are just some of the places Maeve has shared with inquisitive food-lovers.

Salamanca Markets

For those keen to venture further afield, Vietnam, Sardinia, Corsica and Greece are fabulous places to travel with Gourmet Safaris. Or, you can be pampered to pieces by choosing a Gorgeous Safari in Vietnam or Broome, per se.

Most of the Sydney Safaris are either half day or full day. Some are walking, whilst others are "On Wheels" and include a variety of stores, provedores and eateries. All are popular and generally need to be booked well in advance. From personal experience, I can say they are well worth it.
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Why? Learn, taste & experience foods from across the world with some of the best guides around.
When: Various 1/2 day and full day safaris, functions and safaris, as well as getaways lasting one or more weeks.
Phone: 61 2 8969 6555
Where: Locally in Sydney, many Australian Destinations, plus Asia & Europe
Cost: Contingent upon chosen adventure
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