Belmond, known for their luxury train journeys, have announced a new partnership with Australian chef and restaurateur, Luke Mangan that will see the chef serve on board the Eastern & Oriental Express train in Asia. The first hosted journey will take place on October 28, 2016 for the three day, two night journey that will travel through Singapore, Malaysia and Thailand.
Guests’ will begin their culinary journey with Chef Mangan long before boarding the train when they join the chef in Singapore for a morning tour of the exotic food market. Once on board, guests will get another chance to interact with Chef Luke who will also host a book signing of his latest book ‘Salt Grill, Fine Dining for the whole family’. On the second day of the journey, Chef Mangan will serve his guests from a specially-created-menu in the elegant dining cars.
Eastern & Oriental Express known for some of its magical and memorable routes in the world, carries only 82 guests in their en-suite air-conditioned cabins with two dining cars, a lively bar car and an outdoor observation car.
With 19 restaurants and several partnerships with cruise lines, an airline and now a train, Luke Mangan has firmly established himself as a leading name in the culinary world. “My team and I are absolutely thrilled to have partnered with Eastern & Oriental Express and are looking forward to now evolving our Salt grill restaurant experience from being on shore and at sea, to on board one of Belmond’s luxury trains. We want to ensure our customers have access to the best food and beverage experiences around the world. To now be part of the Eastern & Oriental family is undoubtedly a very exciting period of our business and brand,” he said.
Prices for the journey start from $2,820 per person for the three days – two night journey for two people sharing a Pullman cabin and include all table d’hote meals.