Mandarin Oriental, Boston, partners with White Elephant

Guests will also enjoy dinner at the hotel’s noted Brant Point Grill featuring seafood and steak.
Updated 14 May 2019

Mandarin Oriental, Boston, partners with White Elephant

Mandarin Oriental, Boston, the only double Forbes five-star hotel and spa in Massachusetts, has partnered with the White Elephant hotel on Nantucket to offer guests a quintessential New England getaway featuring both city and beach experiences. The Two if by Land, Three if by Sea package, a playful homage to Massachusetts folk hero Paul Revere’s historic ride, offers guests two nights in Boston and three nights on Nantucket island. 

While at Mandarin Oriental, Boston guests can slip into vacation-mode with the spa’s New England Retreat. The treatment is designed to ease the mind, leaving the spa-goer revitalized and refreshed. 

While staying at the White Elephant, guests will be treated to a full immersion of the island. The package includes a sailing tour around the island and learning about the backbone of the island’s history at the Whaling Museum. Guests will also enjoy dinner at the hotel’s noted Brant Point Grill featuring seafood and steak.

The Two if by Land, Three if by Sea package is priced starting at $3,398 plus taxes and gratuities. The package is available until Nov. 2.


DFF’s ‘Foodie Experiences’ has something for everyone

Updated 22 February 2020

DFF’s ‘Foodie Experiences’ has something for everyone

Whether you fancy yourself as the next winner of TV’s MasterChef, need to know more about sustainable eating or just want to enjoy a one-off dining experience, Dubai Food Festival’s “Foodie Experiences” offers something for everyone to enjoy. 

Dubai Food Festival 2020 — the 18-day citywide culinary celebration — is hosting its second edition of “Foodie Experiences,” bringing a whole new realm of memorable activities to the festival.

Ahmed Al-Khaja, CEO of Dubai Festivals and Retail Establishment (DFRE), said: “Dubai holds a unique position in culinary terms — we have some of the world’s most renowned restaurateurs, chefs and culinary entrepreneurs operating right here on our doorstep, coupled with a strong culture of fostering innovation and an ever-growing multi-cultural population. These three factors have successfully merged to create a memorable, exciting and interesting series of adventures in food, many of which will never be repeated.”

He added: “The 2020 edition of Foodie Experiences is not only a chance for chefs to showcase their expertise, but also represents an opportunity for residents and visitors to develop greater insight into Emirati culture, taste new foods and develop new interests through our master classes.”

Here’s a selection of some of the foodie experiences on offer:

Master Classes

Guests can learn how to cook like a MasterChef with the chance to learn from Head Chef Margarita Vaamonde-Beggs at MasterChef, the world-first TV Experience restaurant in the Millennium Place Marina hotel. Sushi lovers can learn how to make their favorite Japanese dish in the award-winning Wakame Sushi Master Class. Jumeirah’s Culinary Boutique is throwing three master classes into the mixing bowl — a cake decorating class, seafood cooking and one for kids.

Chef’s Tables

The Chef’s Table offers diners the chance to try out some one-off menus and unusual dishes up close and personal with the chefs. 

Head down to Akiba Dori in D3 for a night of Japanese Italian fusion — featuring an off-menu exclusive Tokyo-style Neapolitan pizza tasting menu, prepared by Pizzaiolo Luigi. 

DIFC’s BOCA is hosting a “Tapas Forward” Chef’s Table, billed as a one-off eight course responsible tasting experience, featuring Spanish, French and Italian cuisines. This tasting experience will embrace lesser-known local crops, sustainable seafood, and artisanal and ethical produce from local farmers and from friends abroad.

Experiential dining

Join local travel experts Platinum Heritage for experiential dining in the desert. This Bedouin Cuisine Masterclass and Experience takes place under the stars at an authentic Bedouin village, where guests can learn about Bedouin recipes and traditions.

Ladies can enjoy a Charlotte Tilbury themed afternoon tea in Penrose Lounge (Four Seasons, DIFC). The experience includes an exclusive makeup tutorial with one of Charlotte Tilbury’s makeup artists. The afternoon will be complete with a takeaway of Charlotte Tilbury goodies.