2018’s “Hottest” Chiang Mai Global Trip with American Express By Invitation Only®

As our global cultures collide, we were fortunate to celebrate and end this past year in Thailand, where the Loi Krathong festivities offered a unique and delicious set of experiences. This American Express By Invitation Only® 3-day global trip with LUCKYRICE founder Danielle Chang, and two-time James Beard Award Winner, Chef/Owner of Pok Pok restaurants, Andy Ricker, included private meals along the river, a mountain-top temple visit, intimate tea harvesting, night bazaar trips, cooking demonstrations and a memorable visit to the Elephant Nature Park where guests were able to walk alongside elephants and personally feed the gentle giants.

No LUCKYRICE event is complete without mouth-watering meals. Authentic Lanna-themed dinners (also known as “Kingdom of a Million Rice Fields”) were served including Miang Kham (Royal Leaf Wrap), Pad Thai noodles and Kai Park (Lanna Style Omelet) and were enjoyed in beautiful teak houses overlooking luscious forestry and tropical flowers. Led by Chef Andy Ricker, guests visited local markets to gather fresh produce, which were used to make authentic Thai dishes such as Yum Woon Sen Gai (Spicy Glass Noodle Salad), Gaeng Leang (Soup and Herb Flavored Local Vegetables) and Kaow Phad Jay (Wok Fried Brown and White Jasmine Rice with Tofu).

This experience, built in partnership with American Express® and reserved exclusively for Centurion® Card and Platinum Card® Members ended off on a once-in-a-lifetime spectacle. The farewell meal was a showcase of Ricker’s expertise to combine a delicious meal with a stunning immersive experience. Taken place on a secluded coffee plantation, guests were gathered around stoked hay stacks that were used to encapsulate and roast Gai Yang, authentic Northern Thai Roast Chicken. Surrounded by the crackling flames and barbecue aroma- it was the perfect ending for our global locavores, seeking an authentically delicious and uniquely creative meal.

LUCKYRICE and American Express By Invitation Only® Global Experience in Thailand was an outstanding success. These VIP experiences are exclusively led by Danielle Chang and select esteemed chefs each year. Stay tuned for our announcement for this year’s exciting Asia destination!

Transportation and accommodation costs are additional unless otherwise stated. The price indicated covers event costs only. All sales are final and non-refundable, and resale is prohibited. Payment must be made using an eligible American Express® Card. Details and prices are subject to change. Packages are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Availability is limited. Must be 21 years of age or older to consume alcoholic beverages. Please drink responsibly.