Belmond Embraces Vegan Cuisine with New Culinary Experiences
Belmond invites guests to sample a new world of flavours with vegan experiences for culinary connoisseurs seeking ‘healthy indulgence’. From Venice to Africa, gastronomic delights only available with Belmond include, Raymond Blanc OBE’s Michelin-starred vegan menus and award-winning cookery masterclasses in Oxfordshire, vegan dishes served on the rails of the legendary Venice Simplon-Orient-Express, zero-waste dinners championing fashionably rejected ingredients in Cape Town and an Asian feast for the senses.
FOOD FOR THE SOUL – BELMOND LE MANOIR AUX QUAT’SAISONS, OXFORDSHIRE
Enjoy exquisite Michelin-starred vegan cuisine at the culinary-pioneering Belmond Le Manoir aux Quat’Saisons with a wonderfully colourful five or seven-course vegan tasting menu featuring freshly grown ingredients from the hotel gardens. For those looking to discover more on this food phenomenon, Raymond Blanc OBE introduces Vegan masterclasses at the hotel’s award-winning Raymond Blanc Cookery School from 5th March 2019.
A champion of sustainability, zero-waste and placing seasonal produce at the heart and soul of his cuisine, the masterclasses are a chance to explore the secrets of Raymond’s adventurous recipes. Prices for a full day vegan cookery class start from £365 or approximately IDR7,000,000 per person. To book or for more information visit Belmond.com or call 0845 077 2222.
A JOURNEY OF DISCOVERY – VENICE SIMPLON-ORIENT-EXPRESS
For the first time, the legendary Venice Simplon-Orient-Express unveils new vegan menus for the 2019 season, curated by the train’s Chef du Cuisine, Christian Bodiguel. The Michelin-style vegan menus take inspiration from the trains’ iconic route that journeys through Europe’s greatest cities, Venice, Paris and Istanbul and champions local produce from each destination.
Dishes include; Purple Potato Gnocchi Sautéed with Morels and Almond Milk, Crisp Seasonal Vegetables with Coriander and Panko Breadcrumbs on a bed of Black and White Quinoa and Coconut and finishes with Tropical Fruit Panna Cotta. Prices for a one-night journey from Venice to London start from £2,200 or approximately IDR41,200,000 per person and include all table d’hote meals. To book or for more information visit Belmond.com or call 0845 077 2222.
A TASTE OF WASTE FREE – BELMOND MOUNT NELSON HOTEL, CAPE TOWN
Wasted! at the Chef’s Table – a culinary concept at Belmond Mount Nelson Hotel celebrates the unwanted and fashionably rejected parts of fruits and vegetables used in the kitchen, perfectly capturing the kitchen’s philosophy of sustainability. Chef Rudi Liebenberg and his team have created a five-course menu, with each dish made solely from unwanted ingredients and offering a vegan menu of delicious discovery. Cauliflower and broccoli stalks become atjar, cordials are made from ginger trimmings and buchu, fruit rinds are made into jams and preserves, carrot tops are transformed into pesto and lettuce leaves and charred leeks become delightful cold soups. Prices for Wasted! At Chefs Table start from 370 Rand or IDR400,000 per person.
COLOURS OF THE CARIBBEAN – BELMOND CAP JULUCA, ANGUILLA
At the newly opened Belmond Cap Juluca, barefoot luxury embraces healthy indulgence. Over a quarter of the menus feature vegan cuisine with many ingredients grown in the Chefs Garden using nutritious compost from locally sourced seaweed. Overlooking the turquoise water’s edge on one of the Caribbean’s best beaches, guests of ‘Cip’s by Cipriani’ restaurant can savour a rainbow of freshly picked garden vegetables on a bed of quinoa with grapes and mint by day, then move on to the fashionable new Maundays Club where service turns to sophisticated Peruvian tapas as reggae music fills the night air and cocktails flow.
Prices for a Deluxe Beachfront King room start from £568 or approximately IDR10,630,000 per night based on two people sharing, including breakfast. For more information visit Belmond.com or call 0845 077 2222.
A FEAST FOR THE SENSES – BELMOND NAPASAI, KOH SAMUI
Encompassing the destination’s vast array of gourmet highlights and nestled among sprawling cashew and coconut groves, Belmond Napasai offers a taste sensation in a tropical paradise where the ocean is never far from view. The vegan menu features lively flavours including Soy Laarb and Julienne Vegetables & Wakame Salads, Por Pia Thod and a vegan take on traditional Pad Thai and delicious Thai curries.
Adding to the authentic flavours, many ingredients are grown in the hotel’s secret garden including, Kaffir leaves, basil, lemongrass, parsley, galangal, pea flowers and winged beans. Prices start from £216 or approximately IDR4,050,000 per night based on two people sharing, including breakfast. To book or for more information visit Belmond.com or call 0845 077 2222.