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around the world in 80 tastes

experience a world of fine dining in one special evening

Follow in the footsteps of Phileas Fogg for this special dining experience, amidst the Victorian townhouses that make the Taj in London. Inspired by Jules Verne's classic account of intrepid traveller and English explorer Phileas Fogg's journey from London, through India, circumnavigating the late Victorian world in 80 days, this exclusive dining experience showcases the diversity of gastronomic influences across four of the Taj's restaurants on Buckingham Gate, less than a mile across St. James' Park from where Fogg culminated his journey.

This unique culinary journey commences, as all adventures should, with a champagne flight of Laurent-Perrier's finest, and paired canapĂ©s, by the cherub-adorned fountain in the Victorian St. James’ Courtyard, an idyllic outdoor dining space surrounded by the world's longest Shakespeare’s sylvan frieze.

Culinary travellers are then whisked off for an exemplary trio of starters at TH@51 at St. James' Court, A Taj Hotel. The menu at TH@51 celebrates the diversity of cosmopolitan London, featuring signature dishes, under the stewardship of the hotel's Executive Chef David Tilly.

The gastronomic journey continues to the South West coast of India at Michelin-starred Quilon. Here, culinary explorers will indulge in the signature Quilon Fish Curry and the Fisherman's catch with Malabar paratha. Whilst seafood is at the heart of this establishment, Quilon is also heralded for Executive Chef Sriram Aylur's interpretation of ethnic and progressive game, poultry and vegetarian cuisine reflecting a real understanding of the cultural and ethnic diversity of the region accompanied by award-winning wine and beer lists.

Kona at the luxury 5-star Taj 51 Buckingham Gate Suites and Residences, marks the fourth and final stopover of this adventure and the latest feather in Taj's illustrious culinary cap. Kona brings diners back to contemporary Europe with predominantly locally sourced, sustainable and organic ingredients in a menu showcasing classic cooking techniques with contemporary styling and a dessert platter to celebrate the homecoming.

Each course is accompanied by tasting portions of wines carefully selected from the Taj's cellar. 

Offer details:

Monday to Saturday | From 18:30
Subject to availability

Reservations are required 24 hours in advance

For reservations or other enquiries, please quote "80 Tastes" when calling +44-20-79638360 or e-mail

Introductory Price: £125 per person.

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