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After being crowned the winner of MasterChef in 2008, James Nathan has gone from strength to strength in the professional food industry.

Along with running his own restaurant, Jamesí latest venture is guiding tours for MasterChef Travel to Vietnam - a country with a food culture that mirrors his love for seafood, and for local, fresh produce with simple, delicious and heady flavours that speak for themselves on the plate.

'The lush and fragrant land' 15 days/12 nights departing 8th November 2014, from £3,325 per person

The colonial influences and stunning flavours of Vietnamese food never fail to surprise or delight James. Join him in Hanoi for two days at the start of a thrilling culinary journey through this fascinating country, and together you will explore the street food culture of Hanoi.

As you continue your journey in the company of local expert guides, cruise through the limestone mountains and emerald blue sea of Halong Bay. Relax on pristine beaches in Hoi An and sample the delicate flavours of Central Vietnam. Visit the extraordinary floating markets of the Mekong Delta and discover the tastes of the south at a cookery class in Ho Chi Minh City.

Join James for:
  • Morning city tour of Hanoi with an introductory talk on the food of Vietnam.
  • Afternoon and early evening street food tour with dinner at a favourite stall.
  • Morning visit to a market for an introduction to local produce.
  • Cookery class and lunch at the Hanoi Cooking Centre with Northern Vietnamese culinary expert Tracey Lister.
  • Demonstration and tasting of Hanoi specialities followed by dinner at a local restaurant.
For more details on itinerary, information on tour extensions or to book this tour, please call John Ferguson on 01473 610666.

Holmes Travel have teamed up with MasterChef Travel. We hope you're enjoying the latest series of Celebrity MasterChef. It's not too late to join some of your past MasterChef favourites on a MasterChef Travel holiday this year. There are still spaces on several trips to destinations around the world. Here's a selection of what's available and if you need more information please contact John Ferguson at Holmes Travel on 01473 610666.
Flavours of Italy with Sara Danesin Medio Join Sara Danesin Medio (2011 finalist) to discover the gastronomy of the Amalfi Coast, departing 9th October, or venture with her into the Italian culinary heartland of Tuscany on 13th October.
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India and Mexico with Dhruv Baker Join Dhruv Baker (MasterChef winner 2010) for a fascinating foodie exploration of Northern India, departing 16th October, or spend a few days with him in Oaxaca, Mexico, departing 14th November.
Vietnam with James Nathan James Nathan (MasterChef winner 2008) uncovers the 'lush & fragrant land' of Vietnam, departing 8th November.
Spain with Ash Mair Join Ash Mair (MasterChef: The Professionals winner 2011) in San Sebastian on 14th October where you can learn more about the cuisine of the Basque country.

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