Gourmet Safaris November 2021 Newsletter PLUS program for Feb – July 2022

November 2021

Dear friends, 

Just letting you know that our February to July 2022 program for Gourmet Safaris is ready and the dates are on our website for you to have a look at and book.

We have a good range of safaris in Sydney and just a couple of spaces remain on our Victorian High Country Safari 6th to 11th March. 

Plus a couple of long awaited Melbourne safaris.

New Banquet Lunch – We will confirm a long Saturday lunch at our friend Peter Conistis’ new waterfront restaurant Ploos at Campells Stores (right next to the Park Hyatt) in the new year.

(This will be exceptional and you’ll be at the hottest new restaurant in the city… best way to get the earliest information is to follow me on Instagram: maeveomeara)

Gift Certificates for Christmas

The BEST gift is an experience…and our Gift Certificates start at just $65 (that’s our lovely range of breakfasts) 

Our Breakfasts – Cypriot in Marrickville, Lebanese in Greenacre and Turkish in Auburn are such a delicious insight into cuisines and such a joyous start to a day. 

Marrickville Producers Safaris on Thursdays introduces cheesemakers and gin distillers, coffee roasters, sustainable butchers, providores extraordinaire and a cracking lunch…led by Maeve. 

Our French safari is magnifique and showcases some of the best finds and tastes of this major world cuisine, led by French speaking guide Alejandro Schneider.

Vietnamese Walking Safari in Cabramatta is led by food obsessed local Peter Nguyen who loves showing off his backyard and all its deliciousness.

Our Spice Safari opens up the varied spices and ingredients of Persian, Turkish, Lebanese, Indian and Sri Lankan cuisines led by the wonderful Nino Lo Giudice.

Our Middle Eastern Safari takes us into the best finds of the Turkish and Lebanese worlds with a glorious lunch and finishing with stretchy ice-cream led by food devotee Ulku Gani.

Our Afghan Safari combines some of the delicious tastes and ingredients in Merrylands PLUS a visit to a family home with a cooking demonstration and lunch guided by Maeve and the charming Abdullah Hashimi.


Our Best of the Mediterranean Safari includes warm welcomes and many generous tastes from the Cypriot, Italian and Sardinian worlds, with a gnocchi making demonstration and lunch led by Nino Lo Giudice.

Our Newtown Enmore Walking Safari includes visits to artisan craft beer breweries, candle maker, street art, award winning ice-cream, tastes of Egyptian and Sri Lankan food. Led by Maeve and daughter Kitty.

Our Turkish Walking Safari in Auburn is led by passionate cook Ulku Gani and visits a number of food businesses with generous lunch included.

Our Italian Walking Safari in Haberfield is led by Sam Cosentino and explores some of the small family food businesses including cheesemaker, chocolate artisan, fruit and veg, wine shop, deli/emporium and butcher.

Our Lebanese Safari in Punchbowl is led by Lebanese food goddess Judy Saba and includes all the ingredients and tips you need to create feasts at home…plus many tastes and lunch.

Our Greek Safari in Marrickville returns in April, led by the dream team Fotini Manikakis and Ange Alegnarious.

Plus banquets – as well as a Greek long lunch with Peter Conistis in February (to be confirmed), we have a Mediterranean Feast at Barzaari in March.

Reassuring you that we are keeping up with the government Covid requirements – all our guests need to provide proof of vaccination.

Christmas Idea

Proud mama here…this is a unique idea that would be so clever as a gift or inspired Christmas card.

My son Conor is a skilled animator who has the ability to draw portraits live and from photos…He recently did some work with Givenchy and the response was wonderful.

He can sketch from photos and send image digitally or printed. 

Find him through instagram  or Facebook

(And if you’re planning an event, having Conor come and sketch friends is a great idea.)


Dear friends, thank you for supporting us over this long strange time…we’ve managed to squeeze in some unique food adventures between lockdowns, had loads of time to work on many new ideas and for the first time in decades, had a really great rest.

We wish you a wonderful summer, Christmas and New Year…

Relax, enjoy and eat well,

Maeve and Suzy 


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