The Art of Gastronomy with Belmond
This year, Belmond is launching a new series of destinations where guests can experience travel, art and food colliding into an authentic gastronomic experience.
The Art of Gastronomy is a new series taking guests closer to the land and people who keep culinary traditions and food of provenance alive. With the growth in culinary tourism, Belmond is ready to introduce unique moments that go beyond than expected. For the first time, experience have been tailored to individual travel motivations, from seeking cultural enrichment, adventure, wellness or celebration, Belmond will have a menu for all. Take a tour around any of Belmond property to find the best taste for the individual’s desires.
For those seeking complete culture immersion with a taste for adventure should visit two new culinary journeys across the landscapes of South East Asia and Peru.
In South East Asia, take a 14-night epicurean adventure encompassing the continent’s vast array of gourmet highlights using Belmond’s unique portfolio of hotels in Cambodia, Laos, Thailand and Indonesia, a river cruise and hotel in Myanmar and a luxury train travelling from Thailand, through Malaysia to Singapore. Guests can experience a mystery safari dinner by tuk tuk in Cambodia, among many others. This 14-night Grand Culinary Tour of Asia includes a seven-night at a minimum of two hotels on bed and breakfast basis combined with seven nights’ fully inclusive aboard Eastern & Oriental Express and/or Belmond Road to Mandalay and starts from $14,499 / £11,160 per couple.
The Great Food Adventure: Peru is a 10-night tour through the culinary paradise of Peru. Guests will visit traditional and inspiring locations that bring the best of the country’s culinary cuisine and culture. From experiencing the ancient hot stone ‘Pachamanca’ ceremony to a private dinner in Colca Canyon, this 10-night adventure includes all hotel accommodations on a bed a breakfast basis and two fully inclusive train experiences all starting from $7,340 / £5,674, with curated culinary experiences, excluding domestic and international flights.
At the newly imagined Belmond Savute Elephant Lodge in Botswana, guests can seek a ‘wild awakening’ and dine in the wild. Stay in a tented oasis set beside the mysterious Savute Channel and take a seat on the viewing platform with a privileged and uninterrupted view of nature’s drama as elephants, lions, leopards and antelope gather for their morning rituals. A three-night package at Belmond Savute Elephant Lodge starts from $3,395 per person based on two sharing on a fully inclusive basis.
Food for the Soul is a school at Belmond Le Manoir aux’Quat Saisons, Oxfordshire with Raymond Blanc OBE, a champion of sustainability, zero waste and placing fresh, seasonal produce at the heart and soul of his cuisine, where he will share secrets and knowledge of what feeds the soul of the Michelin starred restaurant and hotel. Each course is priced at £110 (approximately $145) per person and gives guests a new look on sustainable eating, such as using micro herbs and edible flowers and growing autumn vegetables.
Lastly in Belmond’s #TasteofBelmond adventure, celebrate tradition with places such as France and Mexico and discover drinks that are integral feature of local celebrations.
Belmond Maroma Resort and Spa celebrates its Mexican culinary traditions with ‘Noches de Cantina’ – a newly introduced celebratory dinner centered on the ritual of savouring tequila. This Art of Gastronomy package includes breakfast and ‘Noches de Cantina’ and is priced from $475.00 / £368 per night based on two people sharing a Deluxe Garden View Room.
Belmond Afloat in France launches new and exclusive slow cruises on the rivers of Champagne and are transported in ultimate style to taste and discover the history and future of champagne. Guests can board the elegant new addition, Belmond Pivoine, and explore Champagne’s iconic towns and have a local chef spoil them with local delicacies. This six-night cruise starts from €5,200 (approximately $6,150) per person on a fully-inclusive basis based on eight guests travelling, excluding flights.
Celebrate and explore the world with an experience that includes all senses, especially taste. The Art of Gastronomy is available now for guests to taste and see. For more information, visit www.belmond.com/artofgastronomy.