Iran, also known as Persia, is a culture deeply embedded in its own history and traditions. Join us in exploring this land, it’s distinct cuisine and its special culture.

Discover the wonders of Isfahan, and the silent beauty of the desert. Persia is a hub of poetic traditions, a mix between traditional and modern, East and West. What are you waiting for?

Day 1 – Kandovan

- Begin our culinary workshop in Kandovan, an ancient village in the north-west region of the country. The village was built close to 800 years ago, when the first villagers dug their houses into the mountain itself. The locals still live in those same cave houses today. Our partners in this beautiful town will offer us amazing accommodation, and the legendary Chef Mulaee will teach you how to prepare Kandovan Dizi and Kufteh Tabrizi.

Day 2 & 3 – Tabriz

Continuing our journey in Tabriz, the historical capital of Iran and the current capital of the East Azarbaijan region, we will discover a beautiful city that has been known to keep alive some of the more traditional dishes of ancient Persia such as Sarshir-and-Sabalan, Chello and Bahktiari Kebab and Ash-e-Jow Soup. Apart from culinary lessons, our time will be spent enjoying the local Tabriz Historical Bazaar Complex, a truly authentic bazaar offering everything from beautiful carpets, spices, pots and pans, knives and other souvenirs. We will dine in two of the best restaurants in the city, experiencing a mix of traditional and modern in these superb dishes.

Day 4 & 5 – Tehran

This bustling cosmopolitan is also the culinary centre of the country. Apart from attending cooking classes in two of the country’s top cooking schools, we will also take you to see some of the many amazing museums found in the city – The National Jewel Museum, The Carpet Museum, and the Tehran Grand Bazaar. We’ll learn about Sabzi Khordan and Kuku Sabzi and many more dishes. Just in case you won’t be full from the feasts we prepared in class, we’ve compiled a list of the absolutely best restaurants in Tehran. Focusing mainly on the local cuisine, these restaurants have been hand-picked one by one by our staff. We guarantee you will not be disappointed. In the afternoon of day 5, we’ll catch an hour-long flight to Isfahan. On the way you’ll be able to enjoy the breath-taking view of Mount Damavand.

Day 6 & 7

This beautifully decorated city was once one of the largest cities in the world. At the height of the Safavid dynasty, it became the capital of Persia, and many famous artists and architects of the time spent their lives making it beautiful. Here we’ll stay in the top ranked hotel of the city and attend a cooking class given by a local chef, who will teach you recipes that have been passed down in her family for generations. Two of the dishes we’ll learn to prepare are Biryani and Fesenjan. We’ll also have time to stroll around the city, and enjoy the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Imam Square. The Isfahan Bazaar is different from other bazaars in Iran, because it is built mainly on artisans selling their hand-made crafts. Some of the most beautiful carpets, table mantels, and colourful plates of the country are found here. Finally, continuing our tradition of fine dining, we will take you to eat at one of the best restaurants in the city, then back to the hotel for Saffron ice-cream – a local treat that can hardly be found anywhere else.

Day 8 & 9 – Shiraz

The final stop of the trip will be in Shiraz, the city known by many Iranians as the city of flowers and poets. The first half of our trip will be spent enjoying another UNESCO World Heritage Site – Persepolis. 2500 years old, this marvelous archaeological site is a place you won’t want to miss. The second half will be spent cooking and eating with the chefs of one of the best restaurants to be found in this region. Some of the dishes we’ll learn to prepare are Ash Sabzi Shirazi and Nan-e Nokhodchi. After this amazing experience, we’ll bid our farewells and depart back home to recuperate from all the eating and tasting.





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