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Totally gourmet - hands on or not, it's up to you


Any self-confessed gourmet wanting to experience new things in the world of food and drink will absolutely love all the activities, workshops and days out in this section. Some offer visits and guided tours, others see you avidly watching demonstrations, whilst many let you roll up your sleeves and get stuck in to have a go yourself.

If you don't fancy being hands on (maybe you have enough of all the cooking at home?) then we've got plenty of gourmet and culinary experiences where you will be treated like VIP guests. We're talking stepping back to the bygone age of luxury rail travel with a meal served onboard a steam train for gourmet dining with a cultural twist.

Or perhaps you’re more about a nice little relaxed visit to a vineyard, where you do nothing more strenuous than sip from your constantly replenished glass?

How about a lazy afternoon spent catching up whilst you sink into the oh-so-comfy armchair by the fire, as you work your way through the contents of the tiered cake stand? It could be something just like this delightful high tea on the shores of Lake Windermere.

Cuisine and culture experiences that are perfect for sharing


With all this on tap, it's easy to see why our culture-filled and culinary-centric experiences are best sellers here at IntotheBlue.co.uk. What's more, many of the activities are sold as vouchers for two people, so if you buy one for a loved one as a present, chances are they'll ask you to accompany them, which means you get to taste your way through some yummy things too!

Of course, it's not just about eating and drinking. What makes many of these experiences extra special is the location. How about taking tea in the heart of a museum filled with art and sculptures that's sure to be perfect for culture vultures? Or maybe you'd love to discover what draymen and their shire horses got up to when they delivered barrels of beer back in the day as you explore a brewery just as it was many years ago?

Learn lots too as you eat and drink


As you can see, not only do you get to fill your boots with food and drinks, you might also learn a thing or two. Where does chocolate come from? How do they get those bubbles into Champagne? What's the difference between a macchiato and a latte? What ingredients make a Thai curry fragrant but spicy at the same time? All these and other burning culinary questions will be answered as your experience unfolds.

Time to grab your apron or your napkin and get ready for a wonderful gourmet experience! Bon appétit!