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.