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From the Portuguese colonizers in Timor Cooking classes and cassava and sweet potatoes, and from the East demonstrations include Indian traders eggplant, mangoes, and the numerous types of sate numerous spices found in curries. (grilled skewered meat), The savory palate of Bali includes a montage sampling of traditional of these cultural influences, including cakes, making fermented flavorings of aromatic roots, grasses and leaves, rice and rice wine, Culinary Tour in Bali shallots, garlic and desserts and sweets, betel nut tasting, several August 3–20, 2009 ginger, liberal ristaffels (multi-dish deluxe banquets), Bali, the justly renowned diamond in the sprinklings of tempeh making, brem tasting (local wine), necklace of islands that makes up the world's chilies, cumin, krupuk (cracker) tasting, demonstration of the largest archipelago, is well-known for its inner coriander and palm sugar process, a fruit tasting party, and and outer beauty. Bali Hinduism is the cardamom, all much more. In addition to breakfast, another predominant local religion and one that finished off with sumptuous meal each day is included in the nurtures and coconut milk. trip package. encourages the arts. Balinese are Besides Chef Joseph Schultz, founder of India Bali's stunning notorious for their Joze restaurant, and Culinary Arts Instructor at geographical landscape rice consumption, Colleges and Universities, who will supply includes majestic and no meal is daily recipes and restaurant recommendations. volcanoes surrounded complete without a participants will by terraced rice fields steaming bowls the enjoy the company that gently spill into a centerpiece. and expertise of clear, azure sea. Fruit lovers will be in paradise. Numerous your local guide Bali is also known for tropical fruits are served every morning in a Made Surya, (a its friendly hospitality. sumptuous fruit salads, and our fruit tastings celebrated cook Beyond the high-rise will include many rare and delicious varieties, whose recipes are tourist hype found at such as jack fruit, salak, rambutan, passion featured in Eat Smart Indonesia) and other the resorts on the fruit, and sawu, as well as some of Bali's 17 noted Balinese chefs, southern tip of the island are back roads never varieties of bananas. traveled by the conventional tour bus. There Health and fitness are elements too often Participants will also be offered seminars on a are native villages where a foreign face is still neglected in our everyday lives. The itinerary wide range of topics, from Indonesian an unfamiliar sight. We begin our journey in a of this trip includes physical recreation in a language and politics, to sacred masks and remote mountain village, surrounded by paradise setting nearly every day, allowing their spirit sources. Bali's spiritual richness is coffee and clove plantations, and equipped participants to expand their bodies, responsible for an with beautiful and comfortable cottages where minds,mand spirits, in an environment that abundance of we may immerse ourselves in Bali's nurtures all three elements simultaneously. elegantly carved culture,graciousness, and unique cuisine. Excursions will include most of Bali's must- temples, a Indonesia was host to numerous cultural see sights, plus rice field, lake and waterfall proliferation of invasions, and from each they kept what suited treks, walks through the coffee, cacao music and dance, their palates, and ignored what did not. The (chocolate) and clove plantations, picnic and a rich variety of earliest settlers in Bali came from Indochina, lunches, tours of coffee and soy sauce factories, arts and crafts. Visits consequently menus mirror Chinese tastes. aboriginal villages, palm wine making, several to temple ceremonies and the home- From the Spanish explorers Bali discovered local markets, eel breeding farms, and tours of workshops of artists and artisans will delight chili peppers, peanuts, tomatoes, and corn. family compounds. and absorb you. Itinerary class on seafood followed by dinner of Balinese food practices. we learn to make the traditional side August 3, 4: Transit. BLD delicacies. dishes for smoked duck which has cooked over night, Depart USA aboard regularly scheduled Singapore August 10: Munduk BD followed by a feast. Private performance of the Calon Airlines. Your flight includes several meals, drinks and Morning orientation on Bali's religion and caste Arang dance in the Singapadu village center. films by Singapore's famed service staff. Cross system, which is reflected in all aspects of life. Trek to Aug 15 Ubud B international dateline and lose one day, which is made Big Banyan Tree. Excursion to coffee processing factory After breakfast, island tour to East Bali, stopping along up on your return. in Munduk. Lecture on coffee. In the afternoon, locals the way to visit the aboriginal village of Tenganan, August 5: Sanur. BLD demonstrate kelepon and other Balinese sweet center of Bali’s textile art, to watch the double ikat Arrive in Bali on the Full Moon, where you are met by production. Family style dinner at our hotel, followed weaving process (created only two places in the world), your guides and transported to our beach front hotel in by amazing music dance production by the locals and a demonstration of Balinese lontar (palm leaf Sanur for a comfortable night's sleep. August 11: Ubud BL books) being made, Venture on to Tirtagangga, the August 6: Munduk. BD Depart for Ubud, Bali's cultural center. Stop along the last Raja’s Water Palace and an opportunity to swim in Morning orientation, with focus on basic Indonesian way at Pura Ulun Danu, Bali's most beautiful temple. the olympic sized natural spring-fed pool. Talk on Holy language, manners & customs. Then embark to the Arrive in Kedewatan Ubud in time for lunch of Nasi Water and Bottled Water: Why Balinese religion is highlands of Bali to our hotel in Munduk village. Stop Campur at a famous local Warung (food stall). Dinner known as “Holy Water Religion” and what can That at Fruit and Flower market on the way for lunch. After on your own at one of the many good restaurants teach us about our religion of consumerism? Lunch at check-in, a walk to Bali's highest waterfall, through within walking distance of our hotel. spectacular view restaurant. Return to Ubud to sample coffee and clove plantations. Chances along the way to August 12 Ubud. BL the nightlife. sample cacao fruit and witness vanilla & nutmeg Opportunities for yoga with disciples of a local master. Aug. 16 Canggu BL growing. Late afternoon the first of several cooking Early morning excursion to the Ubud market to secure Depart Ubud for Canggu. Stopping along the way for a classes, beginning with an introduction to Bali ways provisions for Foods for the Gods, followed by our visit to a tempeh and tofu factory. Lunch at popular with cooking implements, herbs and spices. We will workshop in making Balinese offerings. Learn about the Babi Guling (Roast Pork) Warung. After arrival at our begin the process of making chocolate from the fruit. ritual foods and offerings that accompany important hotel, a short class on tofu and tempeh dishes. Hit the After dinner, a fruit-tasting party, a chance to sample religious events in Bali. Learn about the symbolism of beach, downtime. Choose from a huge variety of some of Bali's exotic, succulent fruits. And we have a the dishes produced, regional variations around Bali, restaurants of every type in south Bali. banana tasting--a chance to sample some of Bali’s 17 and connections between the foods and the music, Aug. 17 Canggu BL varieties of bananas and discover why most people here dance and other cultural practices. New Moon. Early visit to the fish market in Jimbaran. are so mellow. Visit to local smoked duck maker to see the beginning See all types of fish being loaded from outriggers on the August 7: Munduk BD of a day long process whose outcome we will consume beach, and the complex commercial and social Morning orientation on Indonesian history and later. In the afternoon we visit the homes/ studios of interactions. Visit your guide Surya's family compound, language revue, followed by a walk through rice fields Ubud’s basket makers, wood carvers’, mask makers, existing in the same location for 400 years. We take a to visit Rock That Grows. Return to hotel for down painters, and weavers’, to photograph and watch them tour and then join the family in preparations for our time with an opportunity to observe a dance class by work, as well as make purchases at considerable savings. lunch, learning to make cuttlefish, tum banana leaf village children. Late afternoon talk on history of Dinner at Gianyar street market followed by a private wrapped "tamale" and much more. Back to Canggu in plantation economics in Bali in the context of global shadow puppet performance, a captivating display of time to enjoy the beach and the diverse restaurants food ways. Family-style meal together. teamwork and virtuosic skills. Aug. 18: Canggu BD Visit to the Big Market in August 8: Munduk BL August 13 Ubud BD Denpasar where we will purchase our spices, Trek to a (somewhat) nearby aboriginal village to Free morning for museums, nature walks, shopping. condiments, and tools for your home kitchen. Winding watch the process of making palm sugar. Box lunch Afternoon cooking class with famed chef Ibu Wayan in up things and taking it easy. Evening excursion to the provided. Sample tuak palm wine. Sample betel nut, the preparing Balinese curries, lawar, and desserts, Night Market in Legian to see what the locals eat for Balinese drug of choice and discuss variations in betel including food from cassava, sweet potatoes, sticky rice nights out. practice throughout Asia. From here we travel back to (Nasi Bantal) and sumping. Consume the product of Aug. 19: Canggu BD Munduk, stopping along the way at the stunning Hot our labors at lavish buffet dinner, followed by a Free day to shop, relax, swim in the ocean or pool--. Springs in Banjar village. Proceed with our chocolate performance of the Kecak Dance. Aug. 20: Travel Day. BLD August 9: Munduk BD August 14 Ubud BD Rest and relax before beginning your journey back to Very early departure for West Bali National Park for a Visit to a master knife maker in Budulu village to watch the real world, or stay on for further adventures in Bali. world class snorkeling excursion at Menjangan island. him produce a wide variety of implements, ranging from We are happy to help you plan further travels in Bali or After registering, we travel by boat with a park ranger agricultural tools to the ceremonial kris. In the other islands in Indonesia. to Terima Bay, where we dock at the island and snorkel afternoon: “Tourism and World Cuisine,” Ubud is Itinerary may change subject to unplanned opportunities. along a fabulous coral reef, with myriad varieties of home to a dizzying array of restaurants of all ethnicities. Although no one is required to attend any activities, there tropical fish, giant clams and corals. Stop at important We will hear from local experts how visitor's will be no refunds for missed activities. Anyone who leaves temple for briefing on etiquette and history. Cooking experiences and expectations have changed the local the tour at any time, for any reason, is on their own. Trip Package Includes: soy sauce factory, coffee production • Round-trip airfare from San factory, palm sugar processing, and Registration/Release forms may be Francisco, Los Angeles, or New York other food. downloaded at www.danutours.com. Cancellations and Refunds: on Singapore Airlines with an open • Guided tour and visits to at After tickets are issued, refunds for air fares return and optional stopovers. least four different markets. will be governed by regulations listed in flight • 5 nights in Ubud Cultural • Guidance to some of Bali’s contract. For the land portion, a cancellation Center great shopping opportunities. fee of $75.00 is charged until time of • 1 night in Sanur Beach • Travel/health/repatriation departure. There will be no refunds after • 5 nights in Munduk insurance departure. Final payments due June 1, 2009. Single Supplement: Mountain Resort Not Included: Extra drinks at meals Those traveling as singles may choose • 4 nights at Canggu Beach (bottled water only provided), Some roommates from among the group. If no • Full breakfasts and one meals, laundry services, extra baggage roommate is available, the client will be other meal almost every day. and overweight charges, passport fees, advised before departure, and must pay a • Seminars in Indonesian single room supplement, tips and single supplement. Maximum:20 people. language, local customs, Bali Hinduism, airport taxes. Minimum 10. caste and social systems, offerings and Price:$4400.00 based on two people Airlines: Singapore Air, the world's foremost airline, temples, Indonesian history and politics, sharing a room with twin beds and a flies to Bali from San Francisco, New Yorkand farming and irrigation systems, local private bath. The price includes land Los Angeles. Connecting flights from your dining customs, and more. arrangements and air, based on current home town are offered at a discount, return • At least 8 cooking classes in prices (Oct. 2008). Excessive raises in stopover in Singapore is offered for free. making local traditional dishes air fare may affect tour price. Minimum Passport, Visa and Health: A passport, valid • 3 live theater performances. 10, maximum 20 participants. six months from date of entry with proof of onward transportation. An Indonesian visa will • Treks through local A $350.00 deposit is required to be issued on arrival, with payment of $25.00. villages, coffee & clove plantations, secure space. No inoculations are suggested or required. 4. tropical rain forests. We need to cite the requirement that they • Services of professional provide written documentation that they've Balinese English-speaking guide Made passed a health exam prior to departure. Surya, and celebrity chef and Instructor Early Registration: Joseph Schultz. As soon as you know you want to join us, send in your deposit. Early sign ups get the best • Pre-trip information, and flights and the best rooms. We expect that this printed recipes from each class. trip will fill up early--don’t be left out or have Restaurant guide in Ubud. to pay extra fees for signing up late! We are • Visits to important temples, Call toll free 888-476-0543 traveling at the height of High Season, and fruit and flower market, Tenganan or email for further everything fills up quickly. aboriginal village, royal palaces, family information. homes, artists, weavers, and carvers Contact Danu Enterprises compounds. today and escape the • Food-related excursions to ordinary!
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