Warning: Be prepared, for what you are about to read will make you hungry and ready to dig into your next adventure. Luxury Link’s team has researched around the globe for the world’s best restaurants in foodie destinations from South America to Asia and in the States. Enjoy our delicious findings!
Without a doubt, one of the must-visit foodie destinations is Peru. Chefs in its capital of Lima are mixing native plants and Incan and Spanish influenced recipes with global fusion techniques. Leading this movement is thirty-year old, Virgilio Martinez, chef of Central, the best restaurant in South America for the last three years. Dining with Martinez is a journey through Peruvian history, taking some traditional favorites such as ceviche, but adding exotic herbs, fruits, and vegetables that even most foodies have never heard of before. Tasting menus include savory dishes like razor clams with sweet lemon and starflower to octopus with yuyo (a spice from the Andes). Not doubt you will be mesmorized by the flavors concocted by Martinez, perhaps needing to repeat. Close by in the beautiful neighborhood of Miraflores, relax at the Belmond Miraflores Park. This luxurious 5-star hotel overlooks the coast for amazing views and unforgettable sunsets.
Central, Lima, Peru, the best restaurant in South America
If you are looking for dishes that reinvent the way you think about food, you must experience the creativity of Asia’s Best Restaurant, Gaggan. The chef-owner, Gaggan Anand has transformed modern culinary experience in Thailand, blending its warmth, hospitality and flavors with the complexities of Indian cuisine. His menu of twenty-five emojis is a surprising and colorful parade of unique creations over the course of two to three hours. You may start with Indian sushi followed by magic mushroom and even try sea urchin ice cream. Don’t worry if you can’t remember all twenty-five dishes, you will receive a written list as a keepsake. After such a progressive meal, you may want to kick back, put your feet up, and change into something more comfortable. In close proximity to Gaggan are two elite, 5-star accommodations: Shangri-La Hotel Bangkok and the Anantara Sathorn.
Gaggan, Bangkok, Thailand, the best restaurant in Asia
New York City
Look no further than the Big Apple for not only the number one restaurant in North America, but also in the world with Eleven Madison Park. Over the last eleven years, co-owners Will Guidara and Daniel Humm have wowed global patrons with their exquisite cuisine. Some would say that the combination of hospitality and delectable bites at Eleven Madison Park is an art form. When in New York, stop in for the signature roasted duck with lavender and honey or a seasonal tasting menu from seven to eleven courses. Pair with such a feast a good night’s rest at these luxury accommodations only minutes away: the Royalton New York and the Marmara Park Avenue.
Eleven Madison Park, New York City, the best restaurant in North America
Whether you choose New York, Lima, Bangkok, or another foodie destination, let your taste buds dance in delight on your next dream getaway. However, don’t forget to pack your appetite!