Exclusive for Mail on Sunday readers: Savour a taste of Norfolk with TV chef Delia Smith
The gentle pace of Norfolk and a coast dotted with delightful beaches have made the county the perfect antidote to the rush of daily life.
From its renowned Broads to historic market towns, Norfolk offers a slice of quintessential English countryside – and we’re giving you a chance to take in the very best of the county while enjoying a special culinary experience in the company of one its most famous daughters: Delia Smith.
On this exclusive 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.
History tour: Blickling Hall contains some of the most historically significant manuscripts and books in England
A steam train on the Bure Valley Railway, which runs through the countryside from the market town of Aylsham to busy Wroxham
Your fun-packed food and drink experiences will include a three-course lunch, a wine-tasting, a cooking demonstration with Alex, a cocktail masterclass and a Q&A 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, take a trip on a paddle steamer on the Broads and go on a tour of historic Blickling Hall.
You’ll also visit the coastal towns and villages of North Norfolk, including Burnham Market, as well as touring Norwich itself.
REASONS TO BOOK
Eat at Delia’s restaurant: Enjoy a special dinner at the acclaimed Delia’s Restaurant And Bar at Norwich City Football Club’s stadium (lifelong fan Delia is joint majority shareholder in the club). The restaurant offers meals to Delia’s exacting standards and has a seasonal menu with an emphasis on local produce. You will have 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, a book signing with Delia and Alex, and a goodie bag to take away.
Classic Norfolk experiences: Ride the Bure Valley steam railway, which runs through the countryside from the market town of Aylsham to busy Wroxham. You’ll also enjoy a cruise on the Broads on the Mississippi paddle boat Southern Comfort, taking in the views as you follow the River Bure past cottages and windmills.
Best of the Norfolk coast: Highlights include Burnham Market, with its arts and crafts shops, and historic Walsingham. You’ll stop for lunch in a traditional Norfolk tavern.
See magical Blickling Hall: This majestic Jacobean house between Norwich and Cromer contains some of the most historically significant manuscripts and books in England.