Experience Southeast Asia's Eastern & Oriental Express: culinary delights by Chef André Chiang, Veuve Clicquot's Solaire Journey, and Wild Malaysia explorations.

Belmond's Eastern & Oriental Express Returns with New Culinary Curator and Journeys Through Malaysia

Written by Gastronomer Lifestyle

26th February, 2024

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Introducing Chef André Chiang as Culinary Curator

Eastern & Oriental Express, a Belmond Train in Southeast Asia, proudly welcomes Chef André Chiang as its new Culinary Curator. With two Michelin stars and recognition in the World’s 50 Best Restaurants, Chef Chiang brings his innovative touch to curate a dining experience showcasing Southeast Asia’s diverse terroir. From Laksa Bouillabaisse to Jungle Spices Cacao Ganache, guests can savor a menu that celebrates the region’s biodiversity. Enjoy botanical-inspired libations at the Piano Bar Carriage and Observation Car, crafted by The Cocktail Professor.


Veuve Clicquot Solaire Journey Onboard

Join the Eastern & Oriental Express and Veuve Clicquot on a bespoke Solaire Journey, celebrating the pioneering spirit of Madame Clicquot and the joy embodied by Veuve Clicquot’s yellow label. Guests will journey through Malaysia and explore Taman Negara National Park, enjoying champagne tastings led by Veuve Clicquot’s Cellar Master and bespoke dishes by Chef André Chiang. Available from April 22-25, 2024. Click here to book. 

belmond train interior

Routes of Change: Exploring Wild Malaysia

Embark on the new Wild Malaysia itinerary, featuring excursions into Taman Negara National Park. Choose from educational tours, wildlife photography classes, or cave explorations. The Tiger Express journey, in partnership with Save Wild Tigers, raises awareness about Malayan Tiger conservation efforts. This journey concludes with two nights at The Datai in Langkawi.

New Design and Elevated Experiences Onboard

The revamped Eastern & Oriental Express offers eight sleeping carriages, two restaurants, a Piano Bar, and an open-air Observation Car. Cabins reflect the landscapes traversed, with Pullman, State, and Presidential Suites featuring unique designs. Customizable in-cabin experiences stimulate the senses, while nightly entertainment adds to the allure, featuring resident musicians and special acts like the Shang Sisters.

Full website and more information:  https://www.belmond.com/

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