Luxury jetsetters, look out – Four Seasons has announced three new Four Seasons Private Jet journeys taking off in 2017 designed specifically for foodies. Culinary Discoveries, a first-of-its-kind journey developed in partnership with one of the world’s best restaurants, Copenhagen-based Noma, and its acclaimed head chef René Redzepi, is a three-week-long trip that traces food influences and cultures across Asia and Europe, from the vibrant history and traditions of Chiang Mai, Copenhagen and Florence to the cosmopolitan energy of Tokyo, Seoul and Paris. On this trip, guests will discover or reconnect with the cities and cultures that continue to shape the tastes and flavors of the world.
Oh, and did we mention you’ll enjoy a specially-outfitted private jet and stay at Four Seasons hotels along the way?
“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.”
The trip takes place from May 27 to June 14, 2017, and starts in Seoul, where guests will begin their culinary expedition with a private dinner at Chef Jong Kuk Lee’s home to experience his renowned farm-to-table cuisine before visiting the Jin-Kwan temple to learn the spiritual Buddhist preparation of ancient temple food.
In Tokyo, Private Jet passengers will explore one of the world’s most heralded culinary destinations, joining world-renowned Chef Namae Shinobu for a day of foraging outside the city, followed by a private dinner at his Michelin-starred restaurant L’Effervescence.
From there, guests will venture on to Hong Kong, where they will enjoy transcendent street food, tours of local markets and cooking classes with Michelin-starred chefs. In Chiang Mai, guests will select from a curated mix of experiences, exploring traditional Thai markets, embarking on an elephant trek through the verdant jungle, and enjoying a private dinner with Garima Arora, a native of India and former Noma chef now based in Thailand. Culinary Discoveries will then continue on to Mumbai, where guests will savor the distinctive flavors of the city, enjoying the aromatic curries and colorful spices of Mumbai’s delectable street-food.
From India, guests will travel to Florence where they will meet with pioneering wine makers in their medieval estates and explore the Chianti countryside. Guests will also experience a once-in-a-lifetime dinner with the legendary Chef Fulvio Pierangelini, who will return from retirement for a single night to cook alongside his son, Fulvietto Pierangelini. The Four Seasons Private Jet will then continue to Lisbon where guests will enjoy gala dinners, Michelin star dining, and an insider’s tour of the historic Mercado da Ribeira before jetting on to Copenhagen, home to Noma. There, guests will join the Noma team in foraging for local ingredients to be used at their private dinner at Noma that evening. Culinary Discoveries will continue on to Paris, culminating with a farewell dinner at the famed Michelin-starred Le Cinq at Four Seasons Hotel George V, Paris.
The 2017 journeys start at $135,000, inclusive of transport and meals. Are you ready to book yet? We are – presuming someone will let us borrow their Black Card.