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On­board the East­ern & Ori­en­tal Ex­press with award-win­ning chef Ian Kit­tichai

This Novem­ber, slow down your foot­steps and book your­self a gas­tro­nomic ride on­board South­east Asia’s iconic lux­ury sleeper train, the East­ern & Ori­en­tal Ex­press (E&O). Hosted by the train’s ex­ec­u­tive chef Yan­nis Martineau, the up­com­ing ‘pop-up’ culi­nary jour­ney will fea­ture award-win­ning chef Ian Kit­tichai, Thai­land’s first in­ter­na­tional celebrity chef.

The three-night jour­ney will be­gin in Bangkok, where guests are in­vited to jour­ney with chef Kit­tichai on a guided food tour at the lo­cal food mar­ket in Kan­chanaburi, tak­ing time to ex­plore lo­cal pro­duce plus pick­ing up kitchen tips and tricks from the chef too. Back in the iconic green and gold car­riages of the E&O, lux­u­ri­ate in the air-con­di­tioned Pull­man cabin as you tuck into break­fast, af­ter­noon tea and din­ner de­signed by chef Kit­tichai. Us­ing lo­cal in­gre­di­ents to show­case the chef’s flair in Thai cui­sine, din­ner, for in­stance, will see vi­brant cre­ations such as a tart­let of chopped yel­lowfin tuna tartare and peanut with palm sugar-fish dress­ing from Phetch­aburi prov­ince, and spice-rubbed char­coal­grilled chicken flam­béed at the ta­ble.

Prices start at US$2,790 per per­son (twin-shar­ing) from 18 to 20 Novem­ber and 22 to 25 Novem­ber.

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