Food and Wine Discovery Tours for Foodies

Welcome to Finding Flavour, Auckland's specialist foodie tour company


Praise from Nici Wickes, presenter of "World Kitchen " tv series and restaurant reviewer for Viva, NZ Herald, who joined our World in A Day: Eastern Suburbs Tour:


Lunch at Mexican Specialities photo 2 020.jpg"I loved the tour from start to finish! Lynn introduced us to places and products I never knew existed in my own city. It was fabulous to meet the people behind the businesses and to sample delicious food all day. A perfect day in my books!"
Nici Wickes

 

Come and join us on a food exploration tour in Auckland, Wellington and beyond.  There are other foodies to meet, delicious cuisines to discover and markets to shop on a Finding Flavour tour.  We take you to meet the people passionate about their cuisine, and to markets and specialty food outlets which will enable you to recreate authentic dishes at home.

Get a behind the scenes look at some of the Auckland region's unique food and wine suppliers. We will enjoy some delicious food tastings and of course, time for shopping!  Pick up useful cooking tips and ideas to take home.  You will be taken on a tour of discovery by experienced guides who are also foodies.

The places that we take you are the places that we want to share with you.  We are totally independent and pay for all our tastings.  The only thing that we ask of the businesses is to give you a warm welcome!

Savour delicious cuisines and learn new skills at our special themed lunches or cooking classes.

We have a foodie world to discover!

See our programme below.  Join us!

Warm regards,
Lynn Huhtala



Finding Flavour tours are one of Auckland's "best five food adventures", Nicky Pellegrino, journalist and foodie:




Nicky Pellegrino and group downsized.jpg Photo:  Nicky Pellegrino enjoying a sake tasting on the Newmarket tour

Praise about the Newmarket tour by journalist and foodie Nicky Pellegrino in the ecent article "Food Adventures:  Five of the Best" in the Herald on Sunday, 30 June, 2013: "I thought I knew Auckland pretty well but it turns out there are all sorts of foodie treasures hidden away.  Lynn Huhtala's Finding Flavour food walking tours are a fascinating way to make new discoveries....I leave with a shopping bag full of new ingredients and flavours to experiement with, plus some great tips from Lynn and the food purveyors I've met."

Programme
July-December, 2014

Join us on one of our exciting upcoming foodie tours or special events.


Ongoing any Tuesday-Saturday by arrangement:
Mt Eden Village Foodie Walking Tour

Newmarket "World in a Day" Foodies Walking Tour



Saturday 26 July        New! Food from Sunny Spain with Sarah La Touche

 

Saturday 16 August     Special! Newmarket Foodies Walking Tour

 

Friday 29 August Petone World Food Tour  Sold Out!

Saturday 30 August Petone World Food Tour  Sold out!

These events are being offered as part of Visa Wellington on a Plate



Thursday 4 Sept       Knife Skills Class with Chef Kevin Blakeman

Saturday 6 Sept       Knife Skills Class with Chef Kevin Blakeman

 

Thursday 25 Sept      Classic Stocks and Sauces Cooking Class

with Chef Kevin Blakeman  Only two places left!

 

Saturday 18 Oct        New! Scandinavian Christmas Baking Class
with Finnish Pastry Chef Miia Mikkila

 

Sunday 2 Nov Rescheduled! Avondale Market shop,
Asian Cooking Class and Lunch with
Tanah Jane Dowdle of Gourmet Joy

 

Thursday 6 Nov       Knife Skills Class with Chef Kevin Blakeman

Saturday 8 Nov       Knife Skills Class with Chef Kevin Blakeman

 

Thursday 13 Nov     New! RAW "Uncooking" Class with
Chef/Nutritionist Sarah La Touche   Sorry, sold out!

 

Thursday 20 Nov     New! Summer BBQ Entertaining with Chef Kevin Blakeman

 

Saturday 29 Nov      Gardens for Foodies Visit to Lynda Hallinan's Garden
Sunday 30 Nov         Gardens for Foodies Visit to Lynda Hallinan's Garden (repeat)

 

Friday 5 Dec  &         New! Christmas Cracker Shopping Tour with
Saturday 6 Dec         Finding Flavour and Places and Graces
(repeat date)

 

All tours and events subject to minimum numbers.  Finding Flavour reserves the right to amend/alter any tour/event if necessary.  We happily organize custom tours, events and experiences for corporates and special groups.


Remember!  Our Mt Eden and Newmarket Walking Tours in Auckland (two persons minimum) are available Tuesday-Saturday by prior arrangement.





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