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Both Latin America & New Zealand offer some of the worlds freshest and finest cuisine and they are two of the best wine-producing regions on earth where you’ll find cellar doors open for tasting and lovely vineyard restaurants in abundance.

South American gastronomy is among the world's most creative and exciting.  Here a unique blend of historic and geographical influences has created several distinct regional cuisines and South America is now home to a growing number of internationally acclaimed chefs. In addition, Chile and Argentina have secured their place amongst the most celebrated wine producers.

Peru is famous for its extraordinarily diverse and original cuisine, meanwhile Argentina is a country that really knows how to live life to the full: steak to die for, vineyards harbouring fine wine by the barrel load.  Brazil offers an array of world-class restaurants, Chile is a treat for seafood lovers and Mexico's cuisine impresses with its authenticity and intense, fresh flavours.

New Zealand is heaven for foodies. Bluff oysters, incredible cheeses, some of the best wines in the world. And we all know that one of the best ways to get to know a destination is eating and drinking your way around it. With its lush landscape and varied climate, its endless coastlines and diverse environments New Zealand boasts some of the most mouth-watering ingredients on the planet. 

Local specialties include crayfish in Kaikoura & Bluff oysters in Southland. Sip one of New Zealand’s wonderful Sauvignon Blanc while savouring green-lipped mussels in Marlborough.  Of course, no trip to New Zealand would be complete without tasting the smoky flavours of the hāngī. This indigenous Māori 'roast dinner' is cooked in the earth using hot rocks.

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