Belmond has announced it will host a “pop-up” collaboration with highly acclaimed international chefs Ian Kittichai and Luke Mangan aboard south-east Asia’s iconic luxury sleeper train, Eastern & Oriental Express.
Hosted by the train’s executive chef, Yannis Martineau, the award-winning chefs have crafted exclusive menus for the indulgent experience, blending their contemporary signature flair with inspiration drawn from the captivating countries through which the train travels.
The result will be an indulgent foodie experience, featuring exquisite dishes and lavish four-course meals, deepening the culinary discovery of discerning guests.
“I am looking forward to welcoming Ian and Luke aboard Eastern & Oriental Express and working together to prepare fine cuisine in the train’s neat and constantly moving galley kitchen – which is always a challenge,” Eastern & Oriental Express, executive chef, Yannis Martineau says.
“Guests travelling with us on these special journeys will taste exceptional bespoke dishes created with passion and originality, aboard one of the world’s most charming and memorable trains.”
From 22 – 25 November 2017, and 18 – 20 November 2018, guests joining the classic three-night journey from Bangkok to Singapore, will dine on chef Ian Kittichai’s vibrant creations through exclusively crafted breakfast, afternoon tea and dinner menus.
Using local ingredients to bring his Thai flair to life, Ian will also invite guests to join him on a guided tour of the local food market at Kanchanaburi, Thailand where they can explore the fragrant local produce whilst learning all the cooking tips and tricks from the master himself.
Guests travelling from Singapore to Bangkok 1 – 3 March 2018, will join renowned Australian chef Luke Mangan for the three-day, two-night gastronomic adventure, commencing with a mornign spent exploring Singapore’s exotic food market.
As they travel through Malaysia, passing rural landscapes, temples and villages, guests will have the opportunity to spend time with Luke and receive a signed copy of his latest book ‘Salt Grill: Fine Dining for the Whole Family’, after enjoying his clean and contemporary three-course dinner.
The ultimate in slow travel, the iconic green and gold carriages of Eastern & Oriental Express whisk guests away through royal towns, tea plantations and sleepy coastal villages.
Journeying through some of the world’s most untouched destinations, guests can luxuriate in unforgettable dishes, signature cocktails and the glamour of the Hollywood Golden Age.