Traveling to visit sites and absorb history is fun, but we also travel to experience cultures worldwide! Experiencing local cultures through food is the best! Celebrity chefs are sharing their favorite eatery all over the world.
Condé Nast Traveler ~ “We have celebrity chefs, from Massimo Bottura to Rodney Scott, sharing the locations of the mom-and-pop spots they keep returning to. You’ll hear from food show host Padma Lakshmi, pinpointing the restaurant she calls a “home away from home.” Cookbook authors Julia Turshen and Jet Tila spill on the hometown meals they send friends to—and the dishes they would hop on a flight for. In every corner of the world, we have dropped a pin on expert-recommended eateries, with tips on what to order, the vibe you’ll find, and why these experiences have made such an impression on people who know a one-of-a-kind restaurant when they see it. We hope this will make future trip planning easier; it might help you decide where to go next.
La Ferme de la Ruchotte
‘This is country French cooking at its simplest, and also very best. You’re having dinner in a farm, not a restaurant, so long tables are set in the common room, diners sit down at the same time, and everyone has the same dinner made from ingredients from that farm. Menu highlights include watercress soup with a poached egg and roasted free-range hen raised on-site.’
‘It is always packed because everything is perfect and delicious, and it is right at the port so you can see the sea and the boats coming and going as you eat. There are only three dishes on the menu—freshly fried Barbounia (a small local fish), fried shrimp, and Greek salad—which I love.’
Beau Constantia CAPE TOWN, SOUTH AFRICA $$ ‘I love the tapas menu for lunch, especially if you can get a table outside on a sunny day, overlooking the vineyards.’
Gwen LOS ANGELES, UNITED STATES $$$ ‘Recently I went to L.A. and I tried for the first time the charcuterie at Gwen restaurant, one of the places of chef Curtis Stone. It was really out of this world, delicious. Relaxed but with so much personality.’
K.sa BIGORRILHO, CURITIBA – PR, BRAZIL $$ ‘The atmosphere is super cozy, with an outdoor space and super trendy decorations. Try the scallops with citrus crumble, or fresh river fish with mussels sauce and banana tartare.'” ~ Condé Nast Traveler
Wherever you are planning to travel this year, click on the link below and find out even more places where the world’s best food connoisseur enjoy their meals.