CapeRace Culinary/ Fogo Island Inn- 7 Days

A Gastro-Cultural Experience: Seven Days of Culinary Intrigue

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Your stay begins on the breathtaking Avalon and Bonavista Peninsulas and concludes at Fogo Island, a remote island with a culture that dates back to 1500. It's a gastro-cultural adventure that your senses will never forget. Your trip will be steeped in local characters, spectacular wildlife and wide-ranging memorable dining experiences, from the exquisite to the edgy.

We have based the CapeRace Culinary Adventure on our award-winning original Eco-Culture Experience™ trip. While traveling from St. John’s to Fogo Island, our custom written personal travel guidebook will lead you to many gastro-cultural experiences powered by colourful characters, local fun, indigenous music and cultural surprises that you'll only ever experience here in Newfoundland. Meet renowned Newfoundland chefs such as Todd Perrin, (Canada’s Top Chef contestant), of Mallard Restaurant and Jeremy Charles of the award-winning Raymond's Fine Dining located in downtown St. John’s, and Murray McDonald of Fogo Island Inn. Find out why the top chefs use wild rabbit and moose and foraged berries or be the judge of the best fish & chips in town, a battle raging between two St. John's restaurants that have sat side by side since 1951. Drop in on a 75-year old family business that still serves up take-out baked turkey legs over an ancient counter.  

While in the coastal outports you'll receive a backstage kitchen pass to experience simple-kitchen gems set in idyllic wilderness settings. Take in a day of coastal hiking, visit the local art galleries, take a boat to get close to the whales or sample local beer at a famous Newfoundland pub. Enjoy a coastal outdoor lunch overlooking towering icebergs, breaching whales and gigantic seabirds then settle in for the night at one of our charming and cozy coastal homes.

The perfect ending to this culinary cultural trip will be a stay at the world-renowned Fogo Island Inn, known as a place of wood-burning stoves, wry humor, dramatic seascapes, happy dogs, sensible luxury and generous community hosts. 

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Coastal cottages located in real outport neighbourhoods will be your home for four nights, and your journey will end with two nights at the stilted luxurious world-renowned Fogo Island Inn. With a custom guidebook in hand you will explore St. John's, the oldest city in North America, the Bonavista Peninsula, where John Cabot discovered North America, concluding at Fogo, an island, off an island, and off the radar.

 

INCLUDED

Six nights' accommodation; exclusive use of CapeRace properties, two nights Hare's Ears Cottage or Hipditch House at St. John's, two nights the Thomas Mouland House at Bonavista or  The Anchor at Elliston, Bonavista Peninsula. All CapeRace Culinary dining experiences. (one dinner each day, excluding alcohol) unlimited full-size rental vehicle.

Two nights at the Fogo Island Inn, Fogo, all meals included (excluding alcohol)

One copy of  "The Traveller's Diary,  a Backstage Kitchen-Pass to Eastern Newfoundland".

PRICING: From $3,650 CDN per person including ground transportation (unlimited km/mi full-size rental vehicle). Kids 12 and under are free*

*may require larger room at Fogo Island Inn

 

 

"... thoughtfully crafted experiences that are eco- and culturally sensitive, provide uncommon access, and foster interaction with locals. It's the perfect antidote for these tumultuous times, as we reexamine what is important and look for trips that are meaningful and restorative"... The Editors of National Geographic Traveler after recognizing CapeRace for their "Top 50 Tours of a Lifetime" award.

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