Luxury tour operator Abercrombie & Kent and food expert David Rosengarten invite elite travelers on a personal introduction to the culinary pleasures of Hong Kong. Learn to identify the specialties of local food markets, appreciate the details that differentiate regional cuisines and celebrate the New Year with a special dinner.
The Southward from the Peak: Hong Kong to Bora Bora by Private Jet (December 27, 2008 to January 19, 2009) program is an epicurean adventure that begins on a luxuriously appointed 757-200ER for the flight between Seattle and Japan, where an on-board discussion introduces you to the varied cuisines you will encounter during your journey through the Pacific.
With just 52 privileged guests there will be plenty of time for leisurely conversations with David over dinner or drinks in the Sky Lounge. In Hong Kong, enjoy a private New Year’s Eve dinner hosted by David Rosengarten. Continue the festivities on a private cruise in Victoria Harbour, taking in the heady spectacle of A Symphony of Lights, a spectacular multimedia show involving more than 40 buildings on both sides of the harbor, enhanced with rooftop pyrotechnics.
In each destination, Abercrombie & Kent offers guests a choice of tempting Design Your Day options, from sightseeing, cooking, sports, shopping, even spa treatments. Guests may spend New Year’s morning with David Rosengarten navigating the vibrant markets of Mongkok, Hong Kong’s most populated area. From the mystifying ingredients found at produce stands to the one-hundred-year-old egg, David will help make sense of it all. Savor an authentic Chinese lunch featuring seafood you’ve personally selected at a nearby fresh fish market. Later, bid farewell to David while lingering over a dinner at one of the expert’s favorite restaurants in Hong Kong. Hong Kong is just the beginning of the journey through some of the most intriguing destinations in the Pacific: Vietnam, Cambodia, Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Australia and Tahiti are also on the menu.
Throughout your trip, you’ll have many opportunities to experience unique local cultures and cuisines at their authentic best. Learn cooking techniques from a local Hanoi chef. Witness the grace and beauty of classical Apsara dancers during a poolside feast in Cambodia.