Lonely Planet Writer

Love to eat? Four Seasons is enticing travellers to take a private jet journey to sample world cuisines

If your Valentine deserves much more than one nice dinner out, Four Seasons is hoping to entice food-loving travellers to buy “the ultimate gift for the gourmand” – a private jet tour around two continents with Michelin-starred dining experiences.

 

The Culinary Discoveries tour is a 19-day trip across two continents and nine countries between 27 May and 14 June, complete with immersive cooking classes, foraging expeditions, and market tours led by renowned chefs and “local culinary pioneers”. The trip is curated by the team at Noma, the Copenhagen-based restaurant famous for its innovative Nordic cuisine, and will include air travel aboard the Four Seasons Private Jet and accommodation at the brand’s hotels.

The journey will start in Seoul, where guests will get to know each other at a private dinner in the home of chef Jong Kuk Lee. From there, they will dine on wagyu and kobe beef in Tokyo, learn about molecular gastronomy in Hong Kong, and enjoy a feast of a whole suckling pig. They will also stop in Thailand and Mumbai before heading off to Europe.

Lisbon, Portugal skyline at Sao Jorge Castle in the afternoon.
Lisbon, Portugal skyline at Sao Jorge Castle in the afternoon. Image by ©Sean Pavone/Getty Images/iStockphoto

There they will meet with an eighth-generation butcher in Florence and visit Michelangelo’s David during a private viewing. They will stop in European capitals like Lisbon, Copenhagen, and Paris, where they will enjoy a farewell dinner to remember at Four Seasons Hotel George V.

The company notes that while other travellers could spend weeks or months trying to get a reservation at any of the restaurants they will visit, Four Seasons has secured tables and behind-the-scenes access. Naturally, the luxury experience will cost you – about $135,000 per person.

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