Belmond is delighted to announce a partnership with leading Australian Chef and restaurateur, Luke Mangan. The first hosted journey takes place on 28 October 2016 from Singapore to Bangkok on board the Eastern & Oriental Express train in Asia. In partnership with Eastern & Oriental Express’ Executive Chef, Yannis Martineau, Luke Mangan, and his team based in Singapore, will showcase his internationally regarded culinary skills as they serve up their signature clean and contemporary menus aboard Asia’s most luxurious train.
In Singapore, guests are invited to join Luke for a morning tour of the exotic food market before boarding the train for the three day, two night journey that will travel through Singapore, Malaysia and Thailand. Once on board the train, Luke will meet with guests as well as hosting a book signing of his latest book ‘Salt Grill, Fine Dining for the whole family’. On day two of the journey, Luke takes up the challenge of serving the specially created menus from the train’s galley kitchens to guests in the elegant dining cars.
Eastern & Oriental Express travels on one of the most magical and memorable routes in the world; stepping aboard the elegant green and gold carriages is an invitation to take a break from fast paced lives, slow down and enjoy the journey. The train carries just 82 guests in all en-suite air-conditioned cabins with two dining cars, a lively bar car and outdoor observation car from which to enjoy the scenic landscapes of South East Asia. With 19 restaurants and key partnerships with cruise lines, an airline and now a train, Luke Mangan has firmly established himself as a leading figure on the international culinary scene. His passion for developing the hospitality skills of young chefs, waiters and restaurateurs led him to forming Australia’s largest hospitality programme the ‘Appetite for Excellence’.
Prices start from USD2,820 per person for the 3 days/2 nights journey based on two people sharing a Pullman cabin and including all table d’hote meals. For more info visit www.belmond.com