Take time out to enjoy..

Take time out to enjoy..
Relax, renew, regain, regrow, reflect

Friday, January 25, 2013

Date changed! But facts remain...

I had such a great opportunity to change a date of a tour this week.. 

What a very special occasion for me 

to be thoughtful, kind, and considerate


She's been nominated for an Edgar Nomination! 

Best First Novel
The Map of Lost Memories by Kim Fay (Random House Publishing- Ballantine)
Don't Ever Get Old by Daniel Friedman (Minotaur Books - Thomas Dunne Books)
Mr. Churchill's Secretary by Susan Elia MacNeal (Random House Publishing- Bantam Books)
The Expats by Chris Pavone (Crown Publishers)
The 500 by Matthew Quirk (Hachette Book Group - Little, Brown and Company - Reagan Arthur)
Black Fridays by Michael Sears (Penguin Group USA - G.P. Putnam's Sons)

The celebration and very prestigious event

 takes place right in the middle of our 

Food for the Senses Tour April/May 2013

so.. what to do?

Easy decision!!!

Postpone our trip!!!  Our new date has been set for

27 September - 10 October 

Its still the same Tour.. 

A Feast for the Senses - flavors of Vietnam & Cambodia
Connoisseurs’ food tour with Author Kim Fay

Communion: A Culinary Journey Through Vietnam (food memoir); To Vietnam With Love (insider guidebook)
The Map of Lost Memories (historical adventure novel)

And Cape Lux Travels /Luxury Travel 

provides an all-inclusive fully escorted Concierge Travel Service for the high-end traveler

27 September - 10 October

Our ultimate FOODIE adventure starts in Hanoi - ends in Siem Reap
Day 1 : Arrive in Hanoi (D) a guide is waiting to transfer guests to the hotel. Hanoi Sofitel Metropole
Day 2 : Hanoi (B, L, D)
Meet the French chef renowned Didier Corlou, at his restaurant La Verticale. In the evening, we’ll do a night market and taste some great street food which Kim thoroughly recommends. 
Day 3): Hanoi (B L D)
Free time to hit the shops -discover the Old Quarters on a Cyclo? Meet for lunch at KOTO – Know One Teach One. We’ll have dinner at the famous Cha Ca la Vong (as authentic as it comes).
Day 4 : Fly to Danang – Hoi An (B D)
Domestic flight to Danang, tonight's dinner will include a wine tasting Life Heritage Resort Hoi An.
Day 5: Hoi An (B L)
There will be time to meet the tailors in the morning, - a cooking school for an afternoon cookery class.
Day 6 : Hoi An (B L D)
Start our special time in Hoi An with a walking Foodie Tour.  We visit a family factory for their famous White Rose ‘banh bao vac’.  Nam Hai set menu. And that’s all I’m giving away at this stage.
Day 7: Fly to Dalat B D
Fly to DALAT.  Hotel Ana Mandara Dalat – Kim will introduce us to a few secrets chefs/restaurants here.
Day 8 : Dalat (B D)
Today, we've slotted in another cookery lesson and dinner at another favorite spot Nam Phan
Day 9 : Transfer to HCMC (B D)
Free until transfer to the airport for HCMC.  Park Hyatt Saigon. Have a stroll down Dong Khoi Street, Saigon. Dinner tonight at an old Refinery Factory. 
Day 10 : HCMC (B, L, and Cocktails)
You will meet your chef at Ben Thanh market to purchase ingredients.  Discover Saigon. Meet for cocktails.
Day 11 : Fly to Siem Reap (B D)
We fly to Cambodia. Siem Reap. We’ll meet Chef Johannes Riviere tonight for an outstanding treat. Heritage Suits Siem Reap – 3 Nights.
Day 12 : Siem Reap (B L D)
Half day to explore the temples – Angkor Wat, Angkor Thom Lunch at Sala Bai Hotel School. This afternoon - we have a very special Book Club event right on the hallowed Temple Grounds with our Author Kim Fay
Day 13 : Siem Reap (B L D)
Half day to explore the temples or shopping?  Abacus Restaurant Siem Reap. We’ll meet our last Head Chef Pascal Schmit. It’s also a themed dinner… You’ll get notification of this theme well in advance.
Day 14 : DEPARTURE (B)
Free until transfer to airport departure. End of Tour.
The food of Vietnam is one of the world’s most original, diverse and healthy cuisines, characterized by a complex blend of textures and flavours.
For further info - full itinerary, booking form, etc
www.thecapeclub.com     jeanw@thecapeclub.com

What an honor for me to have Kim Fay on board with our Food Tour
Well done Kim, on this amazing nomination! 

I am so thrilled for you!!

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