Eastern & Oriental Express, Southeast Asia Returns with New Culinary Curator and Enthralling Journeys through Malaysia

1. Chef André Chiang Appointed Culinary Curator

The Eastern & Oriental Express is proud to announce the appointment of Chef André Chiang as its new Culinary Curator. With two Michelin stars and a placement in the World’s 50 Best Restaurants under his belt, Chef Chiang will bring his innovative touch and expertise to curate a dining experience that captures the diverse terroir of Southeast Asia.

Remaining true to the region’s biodiversity and the kaleidoscope of cultures, Chiang’s menu will feature dishes like Laksa Bouillabaisse, Black-bone Chicken Consommé and Jungle Spices Cacao Ganache.

At the Piano Bar Carriage and Observation Car, guests can sip on botanical-inspired libations and vintage cocktails conceptualised by global creative hospitality consultancy, The Cocktail Professor, as well as non-alcoholic drinks, wines, champagne, spirits, local craft beers and artisanal Malaysian coffees.

2. Veuve Clicquot Solaire Journey on Board The Eastern & Oriental Express

The Eastern & Oriental Express and leading Champagne Maison, Veuve Clicquot invite travellers on a bespoke Solaire Journey inspired by the pioneering spirit of Madame Clicquot and the joie de vivre embodied by the champagne’s yellow label.

This railway experience blends champagne and culinary excellences with a dash of adventure as guests whiz through the wonders of Malaysia and explore the 130-million-year-old Taman Negara National Park.

Only on this trip, guests will have access to Veuve Clicquot’s Cellar Master, Didier Mariotti, who will lead champagne tastings, as well as the train’s Culinary Curator, André Chiang, who will design bespoke dishes to be paired with the maison’s most prestigious vintages, including La Grande Dame series.

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