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Day Tours and Dinner in the Secret Garden with Singing Chef Adventures
Dining in the Secret Garden with the Singing Chef
Guyana has a plethora of incredible foods from delectable fresh fish, succulent prawns, grass-fed cows and mouth-watering chicken to luscious and exotic fruits and vegetables. The Singing Chef invites you to the delightful secret garden of his home to offer you an eclectic menu of these mouth-watering ingredients in his unique fusion of local Guyanese and international cuisine, served with delicious refreshments and a sprinkling of his unforgettable songs and stories.
Our tour begins with a delicious rum, coconut and mango cocktail under the trees of the front lawn before a tour of the fragrant herb garden and the fruit-trees to the rustic chic candlelit dining area where your Guyanese feast will be served. Internationally-trained chef and professional musician Eon Jones will delight in personally sourcing and creating your bespoke menu to suit your preferences and dietary requirements which he will serve to you under the stars before serenading you with some of his original and often humorous songs about the folklore and beauty of Guyana.
Price from $50 per head dependent on group size and menu selected
7 Curry Tour
The 7 Curry is a local dish loved by the majority of Guyanese. As the name suggests it is of East Indian heritage but is no longer found in India and has become a unique Guyanese tradition. It’s usually cooked on special occasions such as weddings and traditionally served in a freshly gathered lotus leaf. The meal features 7 different vegan curries eaten with rice and other accompaniments such as puri, achar. and coconut choka And the fun part is you get to eat it with your hands.
This a tour and a cooking class combined You get to prepare the meal with the Singing Chef on hand to guide you The tour commences at 9 am when we will all meet for a ten-minute briefing on the day. This will also include information and guidance on adhering to Covid 19 protocols.
We then go to a nearby waterway to gather our lotus leaves. After that, we will board the vehicle and take off to Merriman Mall market to purchase some of the vegetables to make the 7 curries. We will meet Buddy and his family who have been selling water coconuts for over 50 years and enjoy a delicious, fresh, cold, water coconut.
We then make our way to
the world famous Tony’ Favourite's Puri shop where you will be able to watch a demonstration of how puri is made. Puri is an Indian type of Roti that is filled with seasoned yellow split peas mix. You will watch Tony prepare the puri ball then throw it to his son George who rolls it and then throws it to another family member who cooks it right in front of you. If you are up for it you will be invited to try making one yourself. We will take the puris back to go with the 7 curries but as they are so delicious we will, of course, have a fresh one right there served with a vegan filling and a local fresh fruit juice. Then it's time to go to The Secret Garden to cook the 7 curries. The garden is shaded with luscious fruit trees, herbs and vegetables and is a hidden gem of a location in Georgetown.
7 curry is traditionally cooked outside so you will be taken through the process of how each curry is made and learn some of the techniques from Eon John the Singing Chef
Delicious homemade fruit cordial and marsala tea is served during the cooking
We then introduce you to the spices used both in the 7 curries and the marsala tea. Special attention is paid to the health-giving properties of the 10 different spices used.
As soon as the curries are all cooked we will all sit down together under the gazebo and enjoy. Photo opportunities abound as you are pictured making the curries and then eating them on your own gathered lotus leaf plate in a beautiful setting.
To finish Eon John the Singing Chef will take to the stage for your private concert of lovingly crafted Guyanese songs
Then it is fond farewells and depart at 3 pm. Price $100 per head for groups of 3 or more Please call for prices on smaller groups
The Taste of Freedom Tour
The Taste of Freedom Tour by Singing Chef Adventures
A journey into the birth of Victoria and Buxton Village
Eon John, The Singing Chef, will teach guests how to prepare Cook up, Mettagee, local Fried Fish and Conkee ..Highlights include A visit to the Kofi statue coupled with an explanation of his role in history and an explanation of the Stature created by Philip Moore
Then on to the 1823 Rebellion Monument We will learn about the history of the rebellion and appreciate the artistic merits of the Sculpture made by Ivor Thom.
Then journey to the village of Victoria, the first village in Guyana to be purchased by the freed ex-slaves. We will visit the original hut where the money to buy the village was recorded and delivered in a wheel barrow. We will see the original church bell which was rung to celebrate the purchase of the land A walk around Victoria will yield splendid insights into the lives of the people. We will gather the wild black sage and show you how to make toothbrushes.
We will visit early settlers houses and see the site where the train was stopped by the freed female ex-slaves who were protesting to the Governor of Guyana about the relentless taxation imposed on the village of Buxton shortly after it was purchased by them. We will visit Auntie Gloria, a world-famous herbalist who is a direct granddaughter of Mama Fee Fee one of the leaders of the group of women who stopped the train
The it’s on to the Buxton Friendship Museum. Here is where we will have a guided tour on the history of the freed slaves in Buxton , and how it was born . Then on to
Beterverwagting another village purchased by the emancipated slaves. The back to The Secret Garden where Eon John the Singing Chef will then start to show you how to create the delicious traditional dishes of that Era whilst being entertained by the sound of traditional music from that era.
Then it’s time to go back to Georgetown with heads full of stories and culture and belly full of food in the African tradition
Price $150 per head groups of 3 and over
Singing Chef Catering
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Tonys Dhal Puri Shop
The Favorite family are a firm favourite with all our guests .See how they make the divine dhal puris ,and they will teach you how to make your own
Try the delicous home made juices such as sorrel, pineapple and ginger, mauby, cherry and passionfruit
Come and meet them they are warm and welcoming
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