A treat for your eyes and your taste buds, here are some of the most luxurious restaurants and best dining destinations in the world you can bookmark for your travel this year.
Food is an integral part of travel. A restaurant offering unique tastes and flavours combined with stunning décor makes for an unforgettable experience and becomes a key element of the destination.
Epicure at Le Bristol Paris – Chef Eric Frechon
Chef Éric Frechon made Le Bristol his home for over 20 years: two decades of a fruitful collaboration that have birthed one of the most prestigious signatures in contemporary fine dining. In 2009,
Epicure earned its 3 Michelin stars, all of which it has maintained every year since. With his subtle sense of harmony in flavour and delicate use of sauces, Éric Frechon’s cooking inspires awe for its creativity. His macaroni stuffed with black truffle, artichoke and duck foie gras, gratinée with aged Parmesan is an unforgettable dish that people travel to Paris to experience.
Epicure restaurant can be visited every day of the year, with tables laid in an exquisite garden setting throughout the summer.
Plénitude at Cheval Blanc Paris – Chef Arnaud Donckele
On the first floor of Cheval Blanc Paris, the gastronomic restaurant of Chef Arnaud Donckele (awarded five toques and a 19/20 rating by Gault & Millau) Plénitude is an intimate place where sensual pleasures arise from new alliances: maturity and freshness, tradition and location, familiar and far-flung. Suddenly, time stands still, suspended in unforgettable moments at the luxurious Cheval Blan Paris.
The cuisine at Plénitude takes inspiration from the tradition of preservations such as broths, vinaigrettes, creams, veloutés, juices. These rural traditions of potting, refining and maturation bring forth essences and perennial aromas, inscribed in history. Arnaud Donckele has plunged with passion into this ancestral art of preservation in search of new fragrances and flavours. He unites this heritage, entirely reinvented during his exploratory walks, with the freshest ingredients of the day.
For each of his “magic potions”, Arnaud Donckele has given a number, such as his Velours n°1, whose secret lies in a skilful composition of bonito belly filets, prawn consommé, Lambrusco-and Chardonnay vinegar, chestnut honey and citron essence, rosemary infusion, roasted fish-head oil, and Java pepper.
And then there are his other sublime sauces: Juice n°2, Cream n°7, Vinaigrette n°6 or Bouillon n°9. So many extracts of happiness infused into the moment and the plate of the day. The discoveries continue with Maxime Frédéric’s desserts, which seal another alliance: that of two artists’ flavours.
Armani Ristorante at Armani Hotel Milano – Chef Francesco Mascheron
Armani Ristorante draws on the rich gastronomic traditions of Italy to provide you with classic and authentic culinary delights. The dishes take advantage of fresh produce served amidst an elegant ambience with impeccable and lifestyle service. Armani/Ristorante features a unique Enoteca with an exclusive and wide selection of wine and private dining.
Chef Francesco Mascheroni’s cuisine brings together classic Italian culinary traditions with an international twist. Francesco carefully selects the finest produce from Italy and beyond, creating dishes that aim to bring out the true flavours of each ingredient. Francesco’s creations feature a carefully balanced selection of textures and flavour combinations that are sure to surprise and delight the palate.
L’Atelier Robuchon at The Woodward Geneva – Chef Olivier Jean
After 7 years as Executive Chef of L’Atelier in Taipei, Chef Olivier Jean is at the helm of the kitchens at The Woodward, an all-suite hotel located on the shores of Lake Geneva.
L’Atelier Robuchon features the legendary chef’s open kitchen concept, creating a theatrical dining experience for 36 guests seated around the counter, as well as two dining rooms that can be privatised.
After Paris, Tokyo, New York, Shanghai, Las Vegas and Miami, Geneva welcomes the first and only Swiss address for the French chef.
La Grande Table Marocaine at Royal Mansour Marrakech
The fine-dining restaurant, emblematic of Marrakech, offers nothing but taste discoveries and sensory delight.
Sh’hiwates, seafood pastillas, seven-vegetable couscous and Amlou ice cream show you a new interpretation of Moroccan cuisine based on the deep secrets of tradition.
The very best of Moroccan fine dining is served in an equally matched setting: simply royal. High ceilings, original artworks, designer linens, cutlery, glassware and peaceful melodies from luth and oud musicians: the omnipresent elegance is there to give rise to the greatest pleasure.
Taste of Siam, Chiva-Som Hua-Hin
Overlooking the Gulf of Thailand, the Taste of Siam restaurant at Chiva-Som, Asia’s renowned and pioneering wellness destination, is the perfect blend of contemporary and traditional Thai architecture.
Ideal for those who want to relax and recover from the rigours of a hectic lifestyle, Taste of Siam Restaurant showcases Thailand’s exceptional wellness cuisine and is the perfect place to enjoy a moment of serenity.
Serving delicious wellness cuisine, the exclusive beachside restaurant offers a contemporary guilt-free menu of Thai and international cuisine. The culinary team’s skills and techniques, which has been developed over many years, are combined with the freshest of organic ingredients, many grown in the resort’s own organic garden, to deliver masterful cooking that delivers both flavour and goodness.
Chiva-Som believes nutrition should be viewed as a foundation of health, as well as a source of pleasure seducing the senses and satisfying your hunger. Balanced meals are created in its open kitchen by award-winning Chefs. Chiva-Som embraces your dietary requirements such as vegan, vegetarian and halal – just let the team know.
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