The possibility of feasting on new foods is reason enough to drop everything and go on a holiday. There’s no point in visiting a country if you’re not going to take advantage of the incredibly amazing local dishes. For some, it’s the one thing they look forward to the most.
Structuring your whole holiday around enjoying the local cuisine is nothing to feel guilty about. It’s simply one of the best ways of enjoying a country you’ve never been to before. If you’re not sure where to start, we’ve compiled a short list of ideas for you.
It’s no secret at all that Italy is home to some of the best food in the world, and although Italian food is ubiquitous today, to experience the best of it, you must travel to Rome.
As a luxury location that you can visit to avoid the tourist traps, Fortunato al Pantheon is your best bet for luxury Italian cuisine. It features classic Italian cooking, and is quite a popular restaurant, given that its fan base mainly consists of the Roman elite. Make sure you also check out La Tavernaccia, a very chaotic but warm and vibrant family-run restaurant.
Mauritius has quite a lot packed into it for such a tiny island. While you’re not soaking up the sun or feasting your eyes on the shimmering seas, you’re guaranteed to find some of the most sumptuous food in the world here.
Holidays to Mauritius will always leave travellers hungry for more. Mauritian food is the remarkable fusion of several different cuisines: African, French, Chinese and Indian, although many dishes are unique to the island.
Amsterdam may not be high on your list of places to visit for food, but if you pay close attention, there are some remarkably good meals to be had here. Avoid all the sweet snacks on the street and seek out the good stuff.
There’s a place called Getto Bar, which features burgers that are all named after famous drag queens. If you’re looking for something different however, try Restaurant Azmarino for some African cuisine.
If it’s a luxury dining experience you’re after, try Beddington’s. It’s not far from the Rembrandtplein. There are delicious wines to match the exotic dishes and the restaurant has just begun a new concept where the menu features fifteen different dishes, which can be ordered as either starters or main courses.