The Mail on Sunday - 2021-11-21


Explore Norfolk – and cook with TV star Delia Smith


FROM its famous Broads to historic market towns and vast, atmospheric beaches, Norfolk offers visitors a slice of quintessential English countryside and coastline. Here’s your chance to get to know the very best of the county and enjoy a special culinary experience in the company of television presenter and author Delia Smith. On this memorable five-day tour, you’ll be hosted by Delia for a full day at her Food and Wine Workshop, where you’ll also be joined by chef Alex Mackay, cocktail expert Simon Atkinson and wine expert Jason Banner. Your fun-packed food and drink experiences will include a threecourse lunch, a wine-tasting, a cooking demonstration with Alex, a cocktail masterclass and a special question-and-answer session with Delia and the team. You’ll also dine at Delia’s Restaurant and Bar in Norwich. But this is just the start of your Norfolk adventure. You’ll enjoy a ride on the Bure Valley Railway, a trip on a paddle-steamer on the Broads, and take a tour of historic Blickling Hall. You’ll visit North Norfolk’s coastal towns and villages, including Burnham Market, as well as touring Norwich itself. REASONS TO BOOK Eat at Delia’s restaurant: Enjoy a special dinner at Delia’s Restaurant and Bar. This acclaimed restaurant at Norwich City Football Club, where Delia is joint majority shareholder, offers meals to her exacting standards and has a seasonal menu with an emphasis on local produce. You will enjoy canapes on arrival and a three-course dinner, followed by coffee and something sweet. Interactive cooking day: Your Food and Wine Workshop includes morning coffee with biscuits, an opportunity to browse the gift shop, a three-course lunch with wine, a cooking demonstration with Alex, a wine-tasting with Jason, a cocktail masterclass with Simon, a Q&A session with the team, tea with cake, and a book-signing with Delia and Alex. Classic Norfolk experiences: Ride the Bure Valley Railway through the glorious countryside and across some 17 bridges. You’ll enjoy a cruise on the Broads aboard the Southern Comfort Mississippi Paddle Boat, taking in the views as you follow the River Bure past cottages and windmills. Best of the Norfolk coast: Highlights of this tour include Burnham Market, with its arts and crafts shops, and historic Walsingham. You’ll also enjoy lunch in a traditional Norfolk tavern. See magical Blickling Hall: This majestic Jacobean stately home near Aylsham contains some of the most historically significant manuscripts and books in England.


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