In the long months since international travel came to an abrupt halt, most of us have spent our time at home, dreaming of far-flung destinations. Who wouldn’t opt to be on vacation — say, at a historic manor in the English countryside, luxuriating at a 5-star hotel on a private island in Venice, strolling the dynamic city streets of Seoul, or letting all of their stresses float away at a picture-perfect beach in Mexico — rather than be stuck at home?
To help ease our wanderlust, HelloFresh and Marriott Bonvoy Boundless have joined together and launched a program that delivers the flavors of these international destinations to our doors via their new Tastecations meal kits. For this first-of its-kind partnership, the popular meal kit company drew recipe inspiration from four hotels around the world participating in the Marriott Bonvoy program. These globetrotting meals will be offered to HelloFresh subscribers as part of their weekly menu options for four weeks, from October 3 through October 30.
On the menu for week one is a Pork & Veggie Bibimbap, inspired by The Westin Chosun Seoul in South Korea. Week Two will feature Herbed Mushroom Shepherd’s Pie inspired by Breadsall Priory Marriott Hotel & Country Club in the U.K. Up third? A Creamy Parmesan Chicken Spaghetti from the JW Marriott Venice Resort & Spa in Italy. Lastly, HelloFresh subscribers will have the chance to opt-in for a delivery of Sheet Pan Chicken & Poblano Fajitas inspired by the W Punta de Mita, Mexico.
“As a global company, we’re passionate about showcasing a diverse portfolio of cuisines and recipes that are inspired by flavors and ingredients from around the world,” said Claudia Sidoti, Principal Chef and Head of Recipe Development at HelloFresh. “Through our partnership with Marriott Bonvoy Boundless, we’re able to not only motivate home cooks to try new cuisines but also empower them to explore new cultures in the comfort and safety of their own kitchens,” said Sidoti.
“During a time when our cardmembers may not be traveling internationally as often as they’d like, we want to fuel their passion for exploring new cultures through tangible, at-home experiences,” said Matt Schlitz, General Manager with Chase Co-Brand. “We’re excited to partner with HelloFresh to bring recipes inspired by hotels participating Marriott Bonvoy from around the world directly to consumers’ kitchens. Through Tastecations, we hope to whet users’ appetites for travel by allowing them to try out international dishes,” Schlitz added.
Each Tastecations recipe will also highlight tips on how to bring more of the featured destination’s flavor and nuance into our home kitchens, and includes a primer on the corresponding destination to help inspire home cooks to plan future adventures.
New and returning customers can sign up for these limited edition meals by visiting HelloFresh.com or the HelloFresh app, and browsing recipes tagged as “Tastecations.” You don’t need to be a Marriott Bonvoy Boundless cardmember to sign up. The recipes are available from October 3 through October 30. But the meals closes five days before meal kit boxes ship out, so sign up early to snag these meals inspired by Korea, England, Italy, and Mexico.