Belmond recently appointed world-renowned creative chef and ambassador of Peruvian cuisine, Diego Muñoz as Guest Executive Chef for the newly launched Belmond Andean Explorer – South America’s first luxury sleeper train.
Guests of the grand Belmond Andean Explorer can not only have a travel adventure like no other – but also enjoy culinary pleasures of Chef Muñoz’s unique regional cuisine on the journey. Muñoz will work closely with the team at Belmond Hotel Monasterio in Cusco to craft daily menus that put the spotlight on the intriguing flavours of traditional Peruvian ingredients, with produce that are regionally sourced. The meals are prepared by the hotel’s team before being delivered fresh to the train before departure. Guests who are familiar with Chef Muñoz’s signature style can look forward to creations such as the Alpaca Tortellini, Banana and Pisco Tatin and the Arequipean Paw Paw Mostarda.
The Belmond Andean Explorer takes passengers on an elegant journey from Cusco to Arequipa via Lake Titicaca on a three days two nights “Peruvian Highlands” itinerary priced at GBP1,440 per person, fully inclusive of all meals. Passengers will be able to help themselves to an open bar and enjoy the scheduled excursions for an added adventure experience – including visits to the archaeological Inca site of Raqchi and the ancient Sumbay Caves.