Explore London’s Culinary Community with Evan Evans Small Group Experiences

first_imgBOCA RATON, Fla., March 6, 2019 – While London’s reputation as a food capital continues to grow, Evans Evans wants travelers to experience the incredible variety it has to offer through two of their new small group culinary experiences. These culinary tours offer travelers a perfect way to connect to this city’s local culture, whether they are visiting London for a long weekend or for a full-on vacation.As a recipient of the 2018 ‘Service Provider of the Year’ award from UKinbound and London’s longest-established and largest sightseeing company, Evan Evans provides unforgettable journeys to Britain’s most iconic locations.With a group of no more than 16 guests, Evan Evans’ two, half-day culinary experiences will take you off the well-beaten path. Our small group size makes for a more intimate and authentic way to connect with our expert tour guides who can give you the inside scoop on historical and contemporary attractions, and to meet fellow travelers who share a passion for food. Urban Culinary Experience London is a scrumptious tour that will lift the lid on London’s thriving artisanal food sector. As you journey into Hackney, the city’s trendiest borough, you’ll explore dining at a truly local level and learn its grassroots history. Experience pop-up dining with a difference at Eleven98, the brainchild of local chef Aidan Brooks, who welcomes you into his home for a unique two-course culinary experience.  You will also hear from Head Grower, Sophie Verhagen, who will explain where Aidan grows his ingredients and how he sources them. At 58Gin, visit the site of a proudly independent, award-winning gin distillery based under a railway arch in Hackney. Delight in a gin tasting session that explores the unique botanical blends and listen to the story of how Mark ‘Moonshine’ Marmont was inspired to set up his gin-making business from a kitchen table using traditional alembic copper stills from Portugal. You’ll also visit a unique bakery that provides an invaluable service to the local community. Luminary Bakery is committed to providing a supportive environment to female victims of poverty and violence by providing them with skills training and paid employment. (4-hours, from April 1 – Oct. 31) Borough Market & Gin Distillery Small Group Tour ushers you into London’s thriving food and drink market. Gain an insight into local culture as you visit the historic Borough Market– the oldest and largest food market in London dating back to 1014. You’ll enjoy the market’s sights and smells as you walk around. Its warren of passageways hides a sprawling cornucopia of everything from traditional British produce to international culinary delight. You’ll have ample time to explore the market at your own leisure and indulge in what’s on offer, from Sri Lankan street food to charcuterie from South Tyrol and everything else in between. Using our exclusive VOX audio headset technology, a professional tour guide will bring the history of this fantastic market to life on a guided tour that showcases its unique Victorian and Art Deco and architectural features. At London’s well-known Gin distilleries, you’ll get to taste and learn all about gin. Go behind the scenes and discover how this local distillery produces gin, examine the differences between styles of gin and hear how the various herbs used in the distilling process impact the overall flavor. (4 hours, from April 1 – Oct. 31 and Nov. 1 – March 31)   About Evan Evans Evan Evans is the longest-established and largest sightseeing company in London, and has been accompanying visitors on city tours and out-of-town excursions since 1930. Our exciting range of tours bring you the best Britain has to offer, from majestic palaces and castles and quaint country villages to the historic cities of Bath, Oxford and Canterbury. All tours are operated to the highest standard of quality on our new fleet of luxury, air-conditioned coaches and are escorted by professional local guides, whose wealth of knowledge and experience will ensure you have a day out to remember. About The TreadRight Foundation Created as a joint initiative between The Travel Corporation’s (TTC) family of brands, The TreadRight Foundation is a not-for-profit working to help ensure the environment and communities we visit remain vibrant for generations to come. To date, TreadRight has supported some 50 sustainable tourism projects worldwide. The Foundation’s guiding principle is to encourage sustainable tourism development through conservation, leadership and support for communities. Foundation priorities are set by the Steering Committee, which includes sustainability leaders Céline Cousteau and Costas Christ. Past project partners include WWF, Conservation International, WildAid, The Travel Foundation and The National Trust in the UK. Current initiatives include supporting various women’s social enterprises through the Artisan Alliance, the recently announced Wildlife Conservation Society’s Big Cat fund, WE.org and inspiring nature advocates like Céline Cousteau and Terri Irwin. To learn more about our past and current work at TreadRight, please visit us at treadright.orglast_img read more

Nishantha goes to court to stop Thilanga from contesting

Former Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) board General Secretary Nishantha Ranatunga today filed a petition in court seeking an injunction to prevent Thilanga Sumathipala from contesting the Sri Lanka Cricket board elections.Ranatunga, who is also contesting for the post of President at the elections scheduled to be held this week, says Sumathipala is not qualified to hold the post of President. Ranatunga, the younger brother of World Cup winning former Sri Lanka captain Arjuna, was SLC secretary from 2009 to 2015.  (Colombo Gazette)

UN relief official deplores murder of humanitarian worker in Somalia

One unnamed worker was killed and two others were injured after gunmen ambushed staff from the German Agency for Technical Assistance (GTZ) near the town of Berabera in the Somaliland region.In a statement issued in New York, Mr. Egeland offered his condolences to the victim’s family and those injured, saying such attacks cannot be tolerated.”The killing of one of our colleagues is a tragic reminder of the risks humanitarian workers face every day,” he said.The Somalia Aid Coordination Body (SACB) – which comprises UN agencies, donors and non-governmental organizations (NGOs) – also expressed its shock and sorrow in a statement after the killing.The SACB said the killing highlights the deteriorating security situation for international aid workers operating in Somalia. On 29 January a UN field security officer was kidnapped in Somalia’s south by armed militiamen before being released more than a week later. read more