The hotelier has launched a range of 2017 itineraries on its bespoke private jet that will include the Culinary Discoveries itinerary curated by Redzepi to give guests his insider’s view on some of the people, places, and products changing the culinary landscape worldwide.
As well as dining at some of the best restaurants in the world, guests will get to participate in hosted culinary conversations during the trip (May 27-June 14).
Culinary Discoveries starts in Seoul, with a private dinner at Chef Jong Kuk Lee’s home to experience his farm-to-table cuisine before visiting the Jin-Kwan temple to learn the spiritual Buddhist preparation of ancient temple food.
In Tokyo, Four Seasons Private Jet passengers will join chef Namae Shinobu for a day of foraging outside the city, followed by a private dinner at his Michelin-starred restaurant L’Effervescence.
In Hong Kong, there are street food experiences and tours of local markets alongside higher-end inclusions, such as cooking classes with Michelin-starred chefs. In Thailand’s Chiang Mai, guests will enjoy a private dinner with Garima Arora, a native of India and former Noma chef who is now based in Thailand – as well as elephant treks through the jungle.
The trip also goes to Mumbai before leaving Asia for Europe when Culinary Discoveries travels to Florence to meet with pioneering wine makers in their medieval estates in the Chianti countryside.
The chef here is Fulvio Pierangelini, who will return from retirement for a single night to cook alongside his son, Fulvietto. Lisbon for gala dinners and Michelin-starred dining is next, before the trip heads to Copenhagen, the home of Noma.
Guests will join Redzepi and the Noma team there for foraging for local ingredients to be used at their private dinner before being flown to Paris where the trip culminates and includes the final meal at Michelin-starred Le Cinq at Four Seasons Hotel George V.
Four Seasons is also introducing a new 24-day Global Getaway journey for 2017 (March 16–April 8) taking in the group’s hotels and cultural experiences in Singapore, Koh Samui, Dubai, Budapest, Nice, Lisbon, Nevis, Bogota and Miami; it’s the first of the journeys to depart from Asia.
The third of the 2017 itineraries is 24-day International Intrigue (September 3–26) which will travel to Seattle, Kyoto, Beijing, Maldives, Serengeti, Budapest, St Petersburg, Marrakech and Boston.
Highlights include special access to Kokedera, or The Moss Temple, in Kyoto; a private dinner and Shaolin performance on the Great Wall of China; turtle safaris and night snorkeling in the Maldives; game drives, hot air balloon safaris and hilltop meditation in the Serengeti; and a gala at the Fisherman’s Bastion overlooking the city of Budapest.
Itineraries start from approx. £92,000 and include air travel aboard the Four Seasons Private Jet, ground transportation, excursions, all meals and beverages throughout the trip and stays at Four Seasons’ hotels and resorts.