*Corporate – March 1, 2010
An Epicurean Trail across Europe with the Cultural Capitals Programme at Four Seasons. Nine Weeks – Nine Cities –
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Next month, Le Bouchon Breton in London’s Spitalfields Market offers an exquisite oyster master class (March 27) featuring 10 varieties of oyster sourced from the coastlines of England, Scotland and the Channel Islands. Amongst Belle Époque-style surroundings, participants can experiment with different ways to open and devour oysters, and will receive their own shucker so they can continue practicing at home. Let Four Seasons Hotel Canary Wharf arrange a 20-minute boat ride down the River Thames to the master class, and also organise a gastronomic tour of London’s vibrant East End.
In the heart of the English countryside lies Winchester’s famed Farmers’ Market. On the second and last Sunday of every month, this picturesque English town is transformed into one of the largest farmers’ markets in the country, with over 90 local producers showcasing a diverse range of quality local foods. For guests too content to leave, Four Seasons Hotel Hampshire brings the market to the Hotel, with an interactive Sunday lunch displaying the finest local produce, with a roast carvery, Hampshire cheese station, potato and vegetable medley, Kids’ Buffet and sinfully sweet dessert buffet.
Serious food lovers should head to Provence in March, when truffles – the jewel of French gastronomy – reach their full maturity. In a beautiful hidden corner of Provence, between sea and mountains, Four Seasons Resort Provence at Terre Blanche offers the perfect gastronomic setting, with Faventia restaurant, recipient of two Michelin stars. March is when Executive Chef Philippe Jourdin gets most excited, spending endless hours experimenting and perfecting innovative ways to incorporate truffles into his menus. Guests are encouraged to venture out of the Resort to the fondly named Truffle Road to experience a more rustic Provençal dining experience at notable restaurants offering truffle dishes.
Coffee culture has been thriving in Budapest since the early 1900s, and a tour of its iconic coffee houses is a must. Soak in the buzz at the wonderfully decadent New York Café or beautifully restored Gerbud or head to cake shops like Ruszwurm or Hauer, where confectionary secrets are passed down from generation to generation. Four Seasons Hotel Gresham Palace Budapest will put together a masterful itinerary to ensure that no stops are missed and no pastries left untouched.
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