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26 Nov

Hedonistic Holiday’s For Food Lovers

VineyardsVacations Where The Best Food And Drink Is Always On The Menu

There’s so many wonderful dishes and drinks on offer across the world, and sometimes the best way to experience the best food in the world is to book a food and drink holiday. Choose from wine tours, cookery schools, or search out some of the best restaurants in your favourite holiday destinations. Whether you enjoy street food or fine dining, the choices are vast and varied, here’s some of our suggestions.

Cookery Schools

Learn in the UK or abroad from a professional chef, with courses available from one day, to a weekend or longer, and there are a vast array of options to suit all ability levels.

Examples include China Holidays cookery tours, which combine teaching in authentic Chinese cuisine, with accommodation in a 5 star hotel, a Li River cruise and a visit to the silver cave. On a different note, Seasons Of My Heart Cookery School in Mexico gives you an insight into their cuisine most visitors don’t see, and they include mushroom foraging and cheese making among their courses.

Stay At A Vineyard

What could be a more perfect way to immerse yourself in wine culture than by staying at a Vineyard. Beautiful countryside, delicious food, local culture, and if you’re lucky you may get to visit the Vineyards and wineries as well. Here’s a few suggestions for the wine travellers among you:

Cavas Wine Lodge, Mendoza Argentina – Small but perfectly formed, this lodge offers guests their own private cabana and roof deck with views over the Andes Mountains. There will be ample opportunity to sample the wine, including house speciality Malbec, and you can even take a trip to the spa and indulge in a ‘vinotherapy’ treatment.  Try out wine infused massage oils, wine baths, and exfoliating treatments using grape seeds.

Wedmore Place, Virginia, United States – Another long-haul option that’s well worth the air miles, Wedmore Place covers some 300 acres of former farmland, and includes a 28 room European inspired hotel. The hotel and grounds are very picturesque, and the vineyard itself is now Virginia’s largest, so you can imagine the number of cases of wine they produce each year, and some of it could be yours if you buy on-site.

Chateâu La Villatade, Languedoc – Roussillon, France – Located near to the medieval city of Carcassonne, and set against a backdrop of mountain tops, caves, and gorges, you’ll find a traditional closed courtyard farmhouse.

Guests can stay in a little bolthole for two, or for larger groups and families, there are several traditional cottages in the grounds. Enjoy a novel tasting room and sample the fruits of the red grape varieties grown on site, including the Alicante, a Spanish red grape that unusually produces red juice.

As Recommended By Professional Chef

Who better to look to for food and drink recommendations than professional chefs, who often share their suggestions through the media for places to check out across the world. In this inspiring section alone, the Daily Telegraph has covered New York eateries suggested by celebrated chef Daniel Boulud, which includes Brunch in Frankies Spuntino in Brooklyn, budget salad chain Sweetgreen located in the Broadway area, and Japanese fine dining at Michelin starred 15 East, where you can order a starter of 11 varieties of Japanese seaweed!

You can also find out from Luke Dale Roberts why Cape Town has a lot to offer those looking for unique dishes, and where to eat in Mauritius from Masterchef winner Shelina Permalloo. You could opt for fish and seafood at Chez Tino on the east coast, try the gourmet restaurant at the Chamarel Distillery, or sample Pink Pigeon rum at Breakers Bar in Maradiva.

If you love food, why not make your next holiday a gastronomic tour around some of the finest food regions in the world?

Don’t forget when you have picked your destination and dates of travel remember to organise your single trip travel insurance.

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