13 April, 2022
The Very Chicest Eateries in Paris
Eating is one of life's greatest pleasures and, for many of us, a big part of our travels. Food is the soul of a destination and there's nothing more exciting than the bustle of local markets awash with the vivid colours of fresh produce or the intoxicating aromas emerging from restaurant kitchens.
Whether it's fishcakes and rum punch in Barbados, scones with clotted cream in London or sun-warmed tables groaning with fresh Tuscan produce, these are just some of our favourite foodie destinations we can't wait to tuck into again.
Whether you're in the mood for a barefoot beach bar or an elegant dining experience, Barbados is a treat for the tastebuds. The Cliff - the island's most famous restaurant - sample freshly caught seafood and expertly crafted cocktails against panoramic sea views and spectacular sunsets.
From Bangladeshi street food to Sunday pub lunches, innovative Michelin-starred restaurants and teeming weekend markets, London's food scene is a vibrant and varied hub reflective of its cultural diversity. For a truly British experience at one of the city’s finest dining establishments, head to Claridge's to sip tea and savour sandwiches, scones and cake - in short, quintessential afternoon tea.
Nothing sums up Tuscany more than its lyrical landscapes and exquisite fresh produce. From farmers markets, family-run pastificio tradizionale where artisan pasta is cut by hand, to an abundance of rolling vineyards like Tenuta Moriniello, take some time out to sip a glass of Chianti and make the most of this dreamy slow-paced life. It’s no wonder Italy is considered to be one of the world’s best foodie destinations in the world.
Greece could easily be considered one of the best travel destinations for foodies; sharp yet creamy feta, juicy olives, and fresh fish straight from the ocean - there’s just so much to indulge in - especially on the idyllic island of Mykonos. For a real taste of Mykonian cuisine, head to Baos Fine Dining for the freshest seafood dishes and fabulous views across the shimmering Aegean Sea.
The fragrant, complex flavours of Balinese cuisine will make any food lover's tastebuds rejoice. Even the street food is well-worth sampling on a personal food tour, from satisfyingly sticky satay chicken to the fiery sambal matah sauce that accompanies many of the island’s popular dishes. For authentic soul food rich in Indonesian spices, there’s no better place than Merah Putih in the capital city of Denpasar.
We couldn’t have a foodie destinations guide without mentioning France at least once. Any keen gourmand knows that this country is one of the most renowned culinary destinations in the world; and where better to start your journey than the glitzy resort town of Cannes? The Michelin-starred La Palme d'Or will take you on a journey where each menu is described as a ‘mouvement’ and features a selection of salty and sweet dishes - featuring everything from farm pigeon to fresh lobster.
St Barts lets you delight in the rich and vibrant flavours of the Caribbean. A ‘must-visit’ on any foodie's travel list, this beautiful island is home to an assortment of fine dining restaurants - many of which focus on incorporating fresh, local produce into their dishes. Tuck into the catch of the day at Bonito - a delightful hillside eatery sitting above the bustling port of Gustavia.
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