Exclusive for Mail on Sunday readers: Meet TV legend Delia Smith on a foodie trip to Norfolk
Big skies, beaches that stretch for miles and pretty, peaceful towns just made for pottering – there’s a lot to love about Norfolk. From its famous Broads to historic market towns, the county offers a slice of quintessential English countryside and seaside.
Here is a chance to get to know the very best of the county and enjoy a special culinary experience in the company of much-loved East Anglian-based TV cook, Delia Smith.
On this exclusive four-day tour, you’ll be hosted by Delia for a full day at her Food And Wine Workshop, where you’ll also be joined by chef Alex Mackay, a cocktail expert, and wine expert Jason Banner.
Big skies: On The Mail on Sunday’s exclusive four-day tour of Norfolk you’ll get to know the best of the county, including the famous Broads (above)
Historic: Your hotel in Norwich is just a short walk from the city’s 12th-century Norman cathedral (pictured), which has the second tallest spire in England
Your fun-packed experiences will include a three-course lunch with wine tasting, a cooking demonstratcion with Alex, a cocktail masterclass and a Q&A session with Delia and the team. You’ll also dine at Delia’s Restaurant and Bar, and this is just the start of your Norfolk adventure. There will be plenty of time for you to explore the local area from your four-star Norwich hotel.
The famous Broads are within easy reach, there’s plenty of shopping and dining close by, while the historic Blickling Hall and the coastal towns and villages of the north Norfolk coast are slightly further afield.
Reasons to book
Eat at Delia’s restaurant: Enjoy a special dinner at Delia’s Restaurant and Bar. This acclaimed restaurant offers meals to Delia’s exacting standards and has a seasonal menu that puts the emphasis on local produce. You will have canapés on arrival and a three-course dinner, followed by coffee and something sweet.
Culinary day: Your Food And Wine Workshop includes morning coffee with cake, an opportunity to browse the giftshop, a cooking demonstration with Alex, a three-course lunch with wine tasting with Jason, a cocktail masterclass, a Q&A session with the team, tea and coffee, and a book signing with Delia and Alex.
Explore Norwich: Your Norwich city centre hotel is minutes away from the Norwich Riverside Walk, which takes in a series of bridges and historical buildings, including the New Mills Pumping House and the medieval watergate of Pulls Ferry. Just a short walk from the hotel is the 900-year-old Norwich Castle and the city’s Norman Cathedral, which was completed in 1145 and has the second tallest spire in England. Pop to the Bridgerton-esque Assembly House for afternoon tea or enjoy retail therapy in The Lanes or the Royal Arcade – Norwich is a shopper’s paradise.
See the best of Norfolk: Highlights of the area include the Broads National Park, Burnham Market, with its arts and crafts shops, and historic Walsingham as well as countless traditional Norfolk taverns.