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Luxury Scottish resort will take you around the world in six courses with this new multisensory culinary experience

Are you itching to travel the world again – especially to taste all the cuisines that you’d love to? No bother – one leading Scottish resort hotel has launched a new culinary experience that will transport you across the world with a series of global gastro takeovers. 

Fairmont, St Andrews, set on a 520 acre estate with a unique coastal setting and stunning cliff top views, has launched ‘The Travel Series’ – a “five-part experiential journey” through a roster of destinations to satisfy your travel cravings.

As well as showcasing the resort’s culinary flair, the event will pair this with a variety of sensory elements from the Fairmont Spa, for a deliciously decadent, multisensory weekend break.

Debuting in November and running until early 2021, ‘The Travel Series’, will celebrate a different culture each month. Within each month, the Fairmont kitchens will showcase a new chef; a master of each country’s cuisine, to prepare an extravagant experience of food and drink. 

Beginning ‘The Travel Series’ will be the Fairmont’s St Andrews Bar & Grill’s own Head Chef, Allwyn Dias, with ‘A Taste of Goa’, which will bring to life the cuisine of western India, and will take place on the 13th-14th and 20th-21st November. 

Farimont St Andrews’ Head Chef, Alwyn Dias

Guests will begin their journey in the Fairmont’s Kittocks Den with an evening Dosa Menu, gently easing them into the weekend of delicious food and drink. The following afternoon brings a live cookery demonstration with Chef Allwyn, offering an insight into some of his favourite Goan curries and dishes – plus, he will share his tips and tricks on how to master Goan cuisine so diners can recreate the magic at home. Guests will enjoy an InRoom make-your-own-themed-cocktail as an aperitif, before Chef Allwyn goes on to present guests with a specially curated six-course Goan Tasting Menu in the Fairmont’s The Squire Restaurant that evening.

To complete the journey, the Fairmont Spa is offering a special Indian Elements treatment, featuring a complete sensory journey with the scent of Oud. Beginning with a Himalayan salt scrub concentrating on feet and lower legs, followed by a back of body and Indian head massage, the treatment is designed to soothe aches and pains using Gotu Kola oil, transporting guests to India. 

Chef Allwyn has a history of crafting cuisine for some of the world’s finest hotel restaurants, including Kaspers at The Savoy which was awarded the AA Rosette for culinary excellence in 2019. He said, “During this time when all of our international travel has been paused, I relish the opportunity to bring guests flavours from around the world and showcase Fairmont’s culinary talent.” 

“We’re starting the Travel Series with Goa, India, which is a cuisine that I’m passionate about and is close to my heart having started my career there as a Commis Chef back in June 2006,” he added, “I very much look forward to providing our guests with a memorable menu and culinary experience showcasing some of my favourite dishes from this region.” 

To take part in The Travel Series. You’ll have to be a hotel resident, and the experience is subject to availability, so Fairmont advises advanced booking. Each element of The Travel Series is sold separately, and, for a customised stay, guests can pick and choose which ‘A Taste of Goa’ experiences to partake in whilst staying at the hotel.

Further details on future events as part of ‘The Travel Series’ will be revealed in the coming months. More information and booking at fairmont.com/st-andrews-scotland/.

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