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Posted on 06 November 2020
Fairmont, St Andrews, will be taking guests on an experiential journey through destinations with a showcase of the hotel’s culinary flair paired with a variety of sensory elements from the Fairmont Spa.
Debuting in November and running until early 2021, ‘The Travel Series’, will celebrate a different culture 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 St Andrews, Head Chef Allwyn Dias with ‘A Taste of India’ and in particular bringing to life the tropical cusine of his homeland Goa in Western India. Taking place on the 13th-14th and 20th-21st November ‘.
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 fantastic Goan curries and his speciality dishes. He will share his tips and tricks on how to master Indian cuisine so diners can recreate the magic at home. Guests can also enjoy an InRoom pre dinner themed ‘make your own cocktail’. Chef Allwyn will then oversee a specially created six-course Indian Menu in the Fairmont’s The Squire Restaurant that evening.
To complete the journey, the Fairmont Spa is offering a unique 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 Dias joins Fairmont St Andrews as Head Chef, St Andrews Bar & Grill, adding another luxury property to his portfolio having worked at some of London’s finest hotels restaurants including Kaspers at The Savoy which was awarded the AA Rosette for culinary excellence in 2019. A previous Ace Rising Star Awarded Chef, Chef Dias’s expertise and culinary training in European, North & South American, Caribbean, Arabic and Asian cuisines will enhance Fairmont St Andrews’ already excellent offering.
Chef Allwyn said:
“I’m thrilled to join Fairmont St Andrews as Head Chef of St Andrews Bar & Grill and become part of the team that will launch the exciting ‘Travel Series’. 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 part of a Management Training program as a Commis Chef back in June 2006. Guests will take away some of my knowledge and advice for recreating these dishes at home during my cooking demonstration and also have the opportunity to enjoy my own tasting menu. 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.”
The Travel Series is available to hotel residents only and is subject to availability. Fairmont advises advanced booking. Each element of The Travel Series is sold separately. Guests are not required to book all elements of ‘A Taste of India’ but are invited to pick and choose their own experiences whilst staying at the hotel.
Diners can enjoy paired alcoholic drinks with their dining experiences until 20:00. Following the alcohol curfew a selection of themed mocktails are available or guests can retreat to Fairmont St Andrews outdoor lawn bar to enjoy some post-dinner drinks.
Further details on future events as part of ‘The Travel Series’ will be revealed in the coming months other travel destinations such as China, Spain & Japan.
Fairmont St Andrews
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Article by HNS
Posted on 06 November 2020