Celeb chefs join Belmond for enticing culinary journeys

In Travel News by The H4C Team

Traveling by rail just got a whole lot more enticing thanks to a new collaboration between Belmond and highly acclaimed international chefs Ian Kittichai and Luke Mangan.

Aboard south-east Asia’s iconic luxury sleeper train, Eastern & Oriental Express, guests can now take a culinary journey and taste spectacular fare inspired by the captivating destinations visited along the way, crafted by the talented chefs (prices start at A$3,229 per person).

On a three-night journey from Bangkok to Singapore, guests can enjoy spectacular breakfasts, afternoon teas and dinners, with menus designed by Ian Kittichai and influenced by his signature Thai flair and local ingredients (22 – 25 November 2017 / 18 – 20 November 2018).

Sure to be a highlight with foodies, the culinary whizz will lead a guided tour of the local food market at Kanchanaburi for guests, where they can learn about the fragrant local produce on offer and discuss tips with the chef.

Starting in Singapore, the gastronomic adventure with Luke Mangan begins with a morning of exploring the city’s exotic food market, before boarding the train for a three-day, two-night journey to Bangkok (1 – 3 March 2018).

On this foodie adventure, guests will venture through Malaysia, pass rural landscapes, temples and ancient villages, spend time with the chef and get a personalised signed copy of his latest book ‘Salt Grill: Fine Dining for the Whole Family’. Of course, they’ll also be able to taste his fabulous cuisine in special three-course dinners (prices start at A$3,621).

Also adding to the glamorous experience, both journeys will feature dedicated 24-hour steward service and all table d’hote meals with house drinks, plus off-board excursions.

For full details and bookings, visit the Belmond website here.