White Grass Ocean Resort & Spa has joined forces with local producers to create Tanna Island’s first tour specifically designed to appeal to visiting foodies keen to discover the local produce and cuisine. Taste of Tanna is a new hands on experience exploring the sustainable, organic production of local fruit, vegetables, coffee, fish and bread"
The new Taste of Tanna experience will include visits to and tastings at a wood fired bakery and local markets, tours of coffee and peanut processing facilities and an interactive cooking demonstration and lunch at White Grass Ocean Resort & Spa.
The Taste of Tanna tour provides a first hand insight into the land and people behind some of the most incredible organic and sustainable food and produce, all of which are featured daily on our menu at White Grass Ocean Resort & Spa.
Departing White Grass Ocean Resort & Spa in the morning, first stop is the local Imaelone Bakery where the resort’s wood fired bread is prepared each day. Then the group will head to colourful Lenakel Market where you can explore and shop at your own pace or join Head Chef Charley and his team as they select ingredients for the resort’s renowned kitchen.
From here the tour continues to the Tanna Coffee Processing Factory at Loukatai where the ‘seed to sip’ experience includes behind the scenes insights into one of Vanuatu’s most famous products. Following a caffeine fix, you will visit local villages and the market gardens that supply the resort’s organic fruit and vegetables, as well as the Nasi Tuan Factory at Imanaka where locally harvested peanuts are processed.
The tour concludes back at White Grass Ocean Resort & Spa’s 5-star commercial kitchen where Charley and his team will demonstrate how to prepare two local specialties, fish Laplap and Simboro, for you to enjoy with a glass of wine for lunch.
Taste of Tanna runs on market days, Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, from May to October (the local growing season). The tour comprises a full morning’s activity (from 8am – 1pm approx.) and includes tastings and refreshments plus lunch and a glass of wine. There will be a maximum of eight people in each tour group.
Departure & Arrival: 8:00am - 1:00pm
Duration: 5 hours
Cost: 8500VT Adult