The Four Seasons has crafted a globetrotting culinary journey with the help of star chef Rene Redzepi that takes food lovers to nine gastronomic capitals across Europe and Asia aboard a private jet for the price of $135,000.
It’s a bucket list trip fit for a celebrity chef, and includes visits to some of the world’s most extravagant restaurants alongside street food tours and visits to local farms and markets.
“We have always enjoyed the opportunity to travel and explore, and to learn about the ingredients and cultures that have helped shape what people eat and how they cook,” said Noma head chef René Redzepi. “From our team’s travels across Scandinavia to relocating our restaurant to Tokyo and Sydney, our international journeys have helped expand our minds and our tastes, and influenced the creativity of the Noma kitchen. We look forward to working with Four Seasons to help develop their first-ever Culinary Discoveries journey, and to create an experience that is truly memorable.”
Dubbed “Culinary Discoveries,” the three-week itinerary begins in Seoul, South Korea at the home of chef Jong Kuk Lee, who is renowned for his farm-to-table cuisine.
Following the private dinner, guests move on to a buddhist temple, where they learn about the history and preparation of ancient temple cuisine.
Other stops include Hong Kong, where guests participate in street food tours, and Chiang Mai, where they’ll explore traditional Thai markets and embark on elephant tours through the jungle.
In Copenhagen, guests will be led on a foraging tour with chefs from Noma — which has been named the world’s best restaurant four times by Restaurant magazine — and treated to a private dinner later that evening.
The edible odyssey ends in Paris with a farewell dinner at the Michelin-starred restaurant Le Cinq at the Four Seasons Hotel George V.
In total, the three-week journey stops in Seoul, Tokyo, Hong Kong, Chiang Mai, Mumbai, Florence, Lisbon, Copenhagen and Paris.
“This new itinerary is the perfect example of why the Four Seasons Private Jet was launched, and furthers our innovative approach in planning exceptional travel journeys that create unforgettable memories,” said Elizabeth Pizzinato, Senior Vice President, Marketing and Communications, Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts. “Private Jet itineraries open doors to some of the world’s most exclusive experiences and extraordinary destinations. Through this collaboration and partnership with Noma we will explore new synergies and create a journey for our guests unlike any other.”
At $135,000 USD per person, you can also bet that the in-flight amenities aboard the private Boeing 757 jet go beyond standard issue eye masks and earplugs.
Reconfigured to seat 52 passengers, the leather lie-flat seats are handcrafted in Italy. Cabin crew includes an onboard chef and concierge who are available at the guests’ beck and call.
And in place of ear buds and seatback entertainment, guests are gifted Bose noise-canceling headphones and iPads.
The Four Seasons Culinary Discoveries package kicks off May 27 and runs through June 14, 2017. Other jet tours include packages such as Global Getaway, International Intrigue, Extraordinary Adventures and Cultural Escape.