A traveler Australia
What a great way to learn about cooking. Nico has such a relaxed and professional manner about him. Myself being a 50 year old male I thought that I wouldn't learn much about the BBQ technique. I was wrong it was so informative. Can't wait to get to another class.
Steve S. Australia
This was our second tour with Nico and Belinda, and met all our expectations. Our last tour in 2013 was in Vietnam, a fantastic experience. Puglia is not usually part of the Grand Tour of Italy, and we jumped at the chance of seeing this region in the company of Nico, who has family there. Fascinating country, cuisine and sights with a small friendly like-minded group and with Nico to save us attempting phrase book Italian! Remarkable restaurants and food (and wine!), but also plenty of time to do your own thing too. Highly recommended.
a traveler Australia
It's hard to wipe the smile off your face when you think about this tour. To escape the tourist track that you may find yourself on with larger companies, Nico takes you to his forefathers part of Italy and away from the crowds. The accommodation at Masseria Cervarolo was sublime and then off to Ostuni Brindisi for another visual feast. Include these two wonderful places to stay with sojourns to an ancient olive oil estate, an amazing winery, castles, caves, and the cooking classes.There are a couple of inclusive meals that you will definitely enjoy should you decide to take this tour. This was my fourth tour with Nico and Belinda and my wife's fifth. All are exceptional private affairs where you are among like-minded people. There is no expectation to perform with Nico's tours, if you wish to kick back and have time to yourself, then you do so. Otherwise it's fun and adventure all the way.
a traveler West Australia
See the hidden Bali away from the bright lights of Kuta. Having just returned from 2 weeks in Bali, we feel privileged to have spent a week with Nico and Belinda discovering parts of Bali that we haven't seen in about 15 previous trips to the island. Nico's knowledge of the culture, the restaurant scene along with Belinda's thorough researching of the spa's, made for a fantastic holiday.The Cafe Wayan cooking school along with the Mozaic Restaurant demonstration provided some of the best food in Ubud. The Cycling tour is the first of the 4 previously ridden on, that was truly "all downhill" - a fun filled very enjoyable day. The cooking school at Bali Asli with Penny Williams was the highlight of the trip for me. Penny's skills as a guide and chef along with her respect for all that Bali offers, made the day complete.The accommodation venue's Alam Jiwa (Ubud) and Alila Mangiss (Candidasa) were perfect spots to spend our spare time in and along with Nico's structure of the tour, made the trip an unbelievable time away. Nico's knowledge of Bali continued to the second week, with him and Belinda going out of their way to visit us and recommend further restaurants they had discovered in Seminyak and Jimbaran. Would definitely love to join them on their trips to Italy, Vietnam or Tasmania in future years.
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