Explore and master Thailand's unique cuisine with this special package from Four Seasons Resort Chiang Mai. Immerse yourself in the lush tropics and get acquainted with local Thai culture on the terraced rice fields of the mystical Mae Rim Valley. For culinary adventurers, Thailand is a land of endless delights - vibrant, intense, and unique. The Thais’ love for food is evident in each succulent bite, whether you’re eating from a humble street vendor or at a fine-dining restaurant. Enjoy a full food experience in this peaceful and enchanting environment.
The resort offers an ideal combination of luxury accommodation options, signature service, and unique experiences for the discerning traveler. Experience soul-deep relaxation at the award-winning spa, featuring techniques inspired by ancient wellness rituals. Laze in the cool waters of our two swimming pools, overlooking emerald paddy fields. Your pavilions features polished teak floors, rich Thai silk decorations and beautiful Siamese art, all under a vaulted ceiling with cooling overhead fans. Your Thai sala offers additional private outdoor living space with a wood floor, high ceiling with fan, northern Thai-style daybed, dining table and chairs. Bask in rich silk- and cotton-covered furnishings, beautiful Siamese artefacts and original paintings.
Set amid carefully tended tropical gardens, these rooms are perfect for those who want to enjoy the unique indigenous landscape of the resort. Settle into the outdoor pavilion-style Thai sala and take in the lush flora and fauna all around you as you watch the gentle hum and buzz of the garden. The newly renovated interiors, fitted with all modern conveniences and dressed up with local accents, are a perfect balance of comfort and local culture.
Ideal for those who love a sense of seclusion as well as spaciousness, these upper-level rooms come with higher ceilings, lush green views and extra privacy. Relax in your very own outdoor Thai sala and enjoy views of the lush tropical treasures of the resort - it’s the perfect spot for sundowners as you watch the changing hues of the sky. With all modern amenities, touches of Thai design and thoughtfully chosen local art, the brand-new interiors are a great blend of luxury and authenticity.
These rooms are ideal for those who want to immerse themselves in the lilting rhythms of plantation life. Lounge on the swing sofa in your pavilion-style Thai sala and take in the bounty of the resort’s unique indigenous landscape - terraced rice fields, tropical foliage and pond life. The newly renovated interiors, dressed up with elements of local design, offer a fine balance of elegance, comfort and culture.
Perfect for those who desire a blend of seclusion and spaciousness, these upper-level rooms come with added privacy, vaulted ceilings and expansive views of paddy fields, stretching into the gently rolling hills beyond. As you gently rock on the swing sofa in your very own outdoor Thai sala, enjoy a picture-postcard scene of the terraced rice fields and the pond below - the very heart of the resort’s humming plantation life. The brand-new interiors are thoughtfully decorated with Thai arts and crafts, offering that rare combination of modern luxury and cultural heritage.
Surrounded by water on three sides, these romantic oases are the perfect choice for couples that desire total privacy, aquatic luxury and a sense of immense flowing spaces. Frolic in your private pool, swing lazily on the sundeck, pamper yourselves with spa treatments in the outdoor Thai sala; the opportunities for indulgence are endless! These expansive villas offer an outdoor shower and lush views of tropical foliage. The airy interiors come with uber-modern conveniences, elements of local architecture, and playful touches like an ornamental bed canopy and skylights.
Designed by the award-winning Bensley Design Studios in Bangkok, the Resort's Lanna-style cooking facility celebrates northern architecture and traditional design. An imposing stone staircase leads guests into the demonstration, dining and retail pavilions, which complement the Resort's distinctive design. The demonstration pavilion, with rich timber floors, large overhead zinc exhaust fans and huge sliding glass doors, is air-conditioned. It features a large cooking area for the chef, eight individual cooking stations suitable for one or two people, and a large teak working table and chairs that can accommodate all participants. The open-air dining area of the pavilion offers spectacular views of tree-lined mountains, extensively landscaped gardens and a waterfall, and is a perfect venue for guests to enjoy the dishes created during the class. An array of essential Asian ingredients, such as lemongrass, ginger, galangal, turmeric and garlic, are on display in the school's herb garden.
Your four-day getaway in Chiang Mai, Thailand, will include a series of activities which will be discussed and agreed together with the hotel's team, depending on your preferences and daily plans. Take a look at the sample activities for your cooking retreat:
The executive chef is reason enough for culinary adventurers to come visit the Four Seasons Chiang Mai! From French Sunday markets by the Mediterranean Sea to the rice valleys of Chiang Mai, Chef Stéphane Calvet has been on a food journey for decades - and he’s passionate about sharing his love of good food. His pride and joy is the organic garden, abloom with herbs and vegetables - both local and European.
Chiang Mai is in the heart of an area once known as the Lanna Kingdom, meaning the land of a million rice fields. While its vibrant blend of cultures gives the area a distinctive charm, the landscape is still covered with vivid green rice fields. Chiang Mai is often fondly called the Rose of the North for its beauty and spirit. Meeting local people in Chiang Mais handicraft centers and centuries-old temples, one finds it easy to feel their sense of sanuk, which means fun in Thai as they welcome visitors with an attitude that is both warm and captivating.
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Thai cuisine doesn’t believe in rigid separations between different tastes. There’s a party happening in your plate, and everyone’s invited! Spicy, salty and sweet come together in complex and unusual ways; the whole is greater than its parts, and it’s impossible not to fall in love. The bold, bright flavors will surprise your taste buds and keep you coming back for more. Local fare features fresh produce: think juicy pineapple, creamy coconut milk, fragrant sweet basil and miniature eggplants. Meat and seafood lovers are also spoiled for choice, with a wide range of meat and seafood on the menu. There is, quite literally, something for every palate.
Even within Thailand, each region serves up a distinct cuisine. Chiang Mai has a rich culinary tradition, with a blend of Lanna, Burmese, and Laotian influences. It is certainly different from most staples in Thai restaurant around the world! With longer cooking times comes greater depth of flavor. Fire is not simply a heating mechanism here; flame roasting and charcoal grilling lend a delectable smokiness to grilled meats and chili dips. Many dishes star popular local ingredients, such as banana flowers, bamboo shoots, young jack-fruit, and wild boar. It’s not often that things live up to all the hype that surrounds them, but Thai food is a notable exception. In fact, it is somewhat like travel itself - the more you experience it, the more addictive it is!
Depending on the day that you join, you will learn to prepare different dishes according to the theme selected. You will find sample menus below:
The spa at Four Seasons Resort Chiang Mai features seven spacious treatment suites offering total privacy for individuals or couples. Each suite offers a variety of facilities, including outdoor showers, private herbal steam rooms and outdoor soaking tubs. Two of the suites have tropical rainshower massage tables. The spa also features a Lanna-style beauty salon. The range of Four Seasons treatments is inspired by ancient Thai rituals, using native herbs, spices and aromatic oils created through traditional rural methods and focusing on the use of organic ingredients. One of our spa specialists will help you choose the most beneficial therapy for your needs.
From skin scrubs to body wraps, choose from treatments that use invigorating ingredients such as cloves and tropical fruit.
Let the new Chakra blessing rituals take you on a journey of relaxation and rejuvenation. Chakra is a Sanskrit word meaning “wheel” or “disc”. The body’s seven main chakras sit at the intersection of the vital energy channels that are said to run along the spinal column. When our chakras are cleansed and balanced, our physical, mental, emotional and spiritual bodies are better able to function at their optimal levels.
Sample the skin treatments designed to nourish, balance, and control your complexion.
Attain total harmony with the hotel's extensive selection of massages.
Spa guests are invited to welcome the Thai New Year with the Songkran Spa Transformation Ritual.
Learn the skills and techniques needed to recreate your favorite Thai spa experiences at home.
Combine traditional Thai massages with rejuvenating treatments for the body and mind.
This selection of wellness therapies and beauty treatments is based on recipes and techniques used by ancient royalty, handed down through the centuries.
Take advantage of the expert instructors' experience at the dedicated Yoga Barn.
Book your flight to arrive at Chiang Mai International Airport (CNX).