London is Varun’s home turf and offers some of the finest luxury hotels and experiences in the world.
He starts off this episode checking into the legendary hotel, The Dorchester. After interviewing Roland Fasel, General Manager, Varun settles into one of the hotel’s exclusive Dorchester Suites.
He then visits Newby Teas – home to The Chitra Collection – the single greatest collection of tea-ware in the world – valued at over GBP150 million. At Newby Teas, he receives a masterclass in tea-tasting from the collection’s owner, Nirmal Sethia.
Varun then meets Roja Dove– one of a very few international Master Perfumers – who charges GBP25,000 for a consultation. Roja concocts Varun his very own scent!
Afterwards, he heads off to Davidoff Cigars on St James’s to find out grin Eddie Sahakian what cigars are the most sampled at the moment – which he smokes and washes down with a fine Louis XIII cognac.
Varun’s next address in London is the brand new Hotel Café Royal. He stays in the GBP9,000 a night Dome Suite!
Cooking next and Varun heads to Moti Mahal where he learns how to prepare an excellent chicken dish from the Head Chef, Ani Arora.
It’s off to learn how to fly a passenger jet next as Varun flies from London to Hong Kong in a flight-simulator thanks to iPilot!
Finally, Varun heads to Mercedes-Benz World where he is allowed to go crazy in a Mercedes CL500 and SLR ….