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Places We Only Tell Our Friends About

Embark on a journey for luxurious culinary experiences that transcend mere dining and discover a symphony of flavors, culture, and opulence.

Luxury travel for culinary exploration promises impeccable service and deliciously innovative dishes. It's an immersion into local traditions, where spices, techniques, and ingredients intertwine to create unforgettable memories. Private cooking classes with famed chefs, exclusive wine tastings in historic cellars, and intimate candlelit dinners on secluded beaches redefine the essence of indulgence.

We've curated a list of the best dining destinations to discover right now – they are a passport to savoring life's finest moments, where every bite reminds us of the world's abundant and delectable diversity.

The Chedi Andermatt  | Andermatt, Switzerland

Nestled in the Swiss Alps between Zurich and Milan, The Chedi Andermatt sits at 4,747ft above sea level in the undiscovered town of Andermatt. It offers The Japanese by The Chedi Andermatt, a ski-in/ski-out Omakase dining experience at 7,545 ft. above sea level, Switzerland’s only Michelin-starred Japanese restaurant. The twin Executive Chefs, Dominik Sato, and Fabio Toffolon, oversee five exceptional restaurants and bars, including one featuring a 16-foot-high, glass-walled, climate-controlled Cheese Tower. 

The Chedi Andermatt blends Alpine chic with Asian style, providing top-notch service and comfort. Forbes Travel Guide 2022 awarded it the highest rating, solidifying its position among Europe’s finest hotels. Guests enjoy deluxe calm, diverse culinary experiences, and active explorations, all backed by excellent service. The Chedi Andermatt offers five outstanding restaurants and bars, such as The Japanese Restaurant and The Restaurant, where Sato and Toffolon display their culinary finesse. Passion for authenticity, quality, service, and unrivaled experiences define this five-star luxury destination. thechediandermatt.com


 

Waldorf Astoria Los Cabos Pedregal | Cabo San Lucas, MX 

This year, the award-winning Waldorf Astoria Los Cabos Pedregal continues to enhance its culinary offerings with remarkable experiences. Chef Enrique Casarrubias, hailing from Paris's Oxte, a Michelin-starred restaurant, headlines the “Festival of Flavors” (November 9 - 12). Guests can experience The Wine Cellar at Waldorf Astoria Los Cabos Pedregal, designed by Paul Duesing Partners, which holds Mexico's second-largest wine collection and elevates the wine experience.

Partnering with Don Leo Winery, the Private Pedregal Collection will introduce three exclusive varietals, and the resort will also unveil a Signature Mezcal Collection, complementing the authentic Agave Study experience introduced in 2021. Waldorf Astoria Los Cabos Pedregal will remain a premier gastronomy and Mexican traditions destination in 2023. waldorfastorialoscabospedregal.com

Old Edwards Inn & Spa | Highlands, North Carolina 

In the Blue Ridge Mountains, November unfolds the vibrant fall foliage and the celebrated Highlands Food & Wine Festival (Nov 9-12). This cherished event unites locals for culinary revelry, music, grand tastings, and brand showcases.

In downtown Highlands, the distinguished Old Edwards Inn & Spa, a Relais & Châteaux property, is a haven for foodies. Its renowned Madison's Restaurant, a Relais & Châteaux gem, is perpetually booked due to its locally sourced ingredients and elegant European interiors.

The inn boasts a bustling annual calendar of events featuring esteemed chefs like Atlanta's Chef Kevin Gillespie of Gunshow restaurant and James Beard Award Semi-Finalist Chef Craig Richards of Lyla Lila. From summer's Champagne and Caviar festivities to daily crafted cocktails in Hummingbirds Lounge, this vibrant locale amidst serene mountains offers culinary excellence. The adult-exclusive Half-Mile Farm, Old Edwards Inn's sister property, hosts its culinary events for a quieter escape. oldedwardshospitality.com/old-edwards-inn-spa

The Inn at Nicewonder Farm & Vineyards | Bristol, VA

Nestled on 450 acres of stunning landscapes, the family-owned Inn at Nicewonder Farm & Vineyards is a haven for food enthusiasts. Led by acclaimed chef Travis Milton, the Inn's restaurant, Hickory, offers an unmatched Appalachian culinary journey. With a deep passion for Appalachian food culture, Milton curates a unique dining experience championing sustainable cooking and region-specific produce from Nicewonder Farm. Hickory boasts a Chef's Table menu and outdoor seating with scenic vineyard views, complemented by wines from Nicewonder Vineyard and a remarkable 1700-bottle wine cellar. Chef Milton's recognition includes appearances on Hulu's "Padma Lakshmi's Taste the Nation" Season 2 and "Searching for Soul Food." nicewonderfarm.com

Coworth Park | Ascot - Berkshire, United Kingdom

Ascot, located in Berkshire, known for the famed horse racing event, Royal Ascot. Its proximity to London's culinary scene enhances its appeal as a burgeoning foodie destination. Coworth Park, a luxurious country house hotel set in 240 acres of Berkshire countryside, offers an idyllic escape less than one hour from London. With Heathrow Airport 20 minutes away, it's a convenient pre-departure stop. The hotel features three restaurants, including Michelin-starred Woven, helmed by Adam Smith. Woven collaborates with British and international winemakers, offering unique dining experiences centered around the finest local produce. dorchestercollection.com/en/ascot/coworth-park

  • The Japanese by The Chedi Andermatt is Switzerland's only and highest elevation Michelin-starred Japanese restaurant.  Photo courtesy of The Chedi Andermatt
  • Photo courtesy of Waldorf Astoria Los Cabos Pedregal
  • Photo courtesy of Old Edwards Inn & Spa
  • Photo courtesy of The Inn at Nicewonder Farm & Vineyards
  • Photo courtesy of Coworth Park