Gourmet

Bar Boulud, London

Bar Boulud, London, located at Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park, an outpost of two Michelin-starred chef Daniel Boulud. Bringing a touch of NYC chic to London it takes the form of a French bistro and wine bar, with a focus on delicious wines from the Rhone Valley and Burgundy, and charcuterie overseen by Paris' acclaimed charcutier, Gilles Verot.

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Borgo Egnazia, Puglia

Borgo Egnazia's gastronomic offering is also inspired by local tradition, divided into six restaurants. All six serve dishes linked by their local Apulian heritage, created by executive chef Domingo Schingaro under the supervision of consultant turned Michelin star chef Andrea Ribaldone. Dishes use the best locally-sourced ingredients. Even the wine list is of the highest level, prepared by sommelier Giuseppe Cupertino with 600 selected labels, 450 of which are from Puglia.

borgoegnazia.com

Carlton Hotel, St. Moritz

Carlton Hotel St. Moritz, located in the sunniest spot in the town, offers an unbeatable, overwhelmingly beautiful view over the impressive Engadine mountain scenery and the St. Moritz lake. Culinary experience of the highest level can be enjoyed at the gourmet restaurant Da Vittorio - St. Moritz, awarded with 18 Gault&Millau Points and 1 Michelin star, as well as at the restaurant Romanoff which offers authentic fine Swiss cuisine. 

carlton-stmoritz.ch

Das Central & ice Q, Austria

Das Central Hotel and Europe's highest gourmet restaurant, ice Q, in the Austrian Otztal Valley combine traditional Alpine cuisine with innovation culinary vision. The breath-taking ice Q featured in the recent James Bond film, Spectre, offers fine-dining with 360 degree views of snow-capped peaks across Austria, Germany and Italy. Wine is a tradition at the family-owned hotel, creators of their own bespoke wine, PINO 3000. Every year the hotel host a gourmet food and wine festival in the Alps, bringing together international chefs and winegrowers.

central-soelden.com

Forte Village, Sardinia

Forte Village offers the ultimate foodie escape with 21 permanent restaurants and bars set in 47 hectares of mature greenery. Every summer, the resort hosts a spectacular array of Michelin-starred chefs who cook up their famed dishes for guests. This year’s newest opening is the Berlin-based vegetarian restaurant Cookies Cream.

fortevillageresort.com

Gilpin Hotel & Lake House, Windermere, UK

At the award-winning, family-run Gilpin Hotel & Lake House all 35 of the bedrooms have lovely Lakeland views. Executive Chef Hrishikesh Desai was recently awarded his first Michelin star. The fine dining restaurant has four different dining rooms, each with its own character and style and is the perfect place to enjoy a romantic five-course candlelit dinner delivering modern British dishes. While restaurant, Gilpin Spice, offers a less formal space with dishes from the length of the ancient spice route.

thegilpin.co.uk

Grand Hotel Excelsior Vittoria, Sorrento

An elegant family-owned hotel, the Grand Hotel Excelsior is the ideal place from which to explore the magnificent Amalfi Coast and the famous sights of Herculaneum, Pompeii and Mount Vesuvius. With fabulous views, exquisite food in Michelin-starred restaurant Terrazza Bosquet, beautiful gardens surrounded by orange trees, it's perfect for families or couples. Learn how to make the perfect pizza, visit Capri, soak up some sun or cool off by the hotel's pool.

exvitt.it

L'Albereta, Franciacorta

L'Albereta is the ideal destination for wine-lovers. A stone's throw from the Bellavista wine estate, founded in 1977 and home to some of Italy's finest sparkling wine, L'Albereta became a boutique hotel when the Moretti family converted their private villa in order to accommodate visitors to the winery.

albereta.it

L'Hostellerie de L'Abbaye de la Celle, Provence

In the heart of Coteaux Varois in Provence wine country and within easy access to Monaco, St. Tropez, Nice and Aix, this superlative 10-bedroom country retreat borders a 12th century Benedictine Abbey. Enjoy gastronomic cuisine with a Michelin star and prestigious Provencal wines, close to the quaint village of Cotignac and all the activities of the region. A secret gem.

abbaye-celle.com

La Bastide de Moustiers, Provence

Whilst riding his motorcycle in Provence in 1994 Alain Ducasse discovered this home and lovingly converted it into a country inn with just 12 unique and elegant guest-rooms and delicious gourmet food. Surrounded by luscious gardens, olive trees and lavender, and overlooking the charming village of Moustiers Sainte-Marie, this romantic hideaway perfectly reflects the finest ingredients of Provence.

bastide-moustiers.com

Lucknam Park Hotel & Spa, Bath

A magnificent country house hotel located just six miles from the historic city of Bath. A Palladian mansion dating back to 1720. Set in 500 acres of listed parkland and beautiful gardens, the property has been lovingly restored to the elegance and style of the past era. It has a Michelin-starred restaurant under Hywel Jones, as well as a less formal Brasserie, Cookery School, a world-class ESPA Spa and a renowned equestrian centre.

lucknampark.co.uk

Palazzo Manfredi, Rome

Palazzo Manfredi is a rare gem of elegance and hospitality in a unique historical setting, with rooms and a large terrace overlooking the Coliseum, the Imperial Forum and the Domus Aurea. This luxurious property steps back in time into a perfect balance of old and new with exquisitely-appointed rooms and suites masterminded for an elite clientele which appreciates the highest levels of comfort and refinement.

palazzomanfredi.com

San Luis, Merano

A 12-acre kitchen garden carefully cultivated by Michelin-starred chef, Harald Gasser supplies all the fruit, vegetables, herbs and rare spices for San Luis' restaurant and spa. Gasser sources ingredients sustainably and invites guests to taste and rediscover traditional Alpine flavours expertly combining them with tastes from the Mediterranean. Guests are free to choose where to dine for lunch and dinner, whilst home grown breakfasts are delivered discreetly to your door.

sanluis-hotel.com

St Hubertus at Rosa Alpina

St. Hubertus is the wonderful three Michelin-starred restaurant at the five-star Rosa Alpina Hotel in the Italian Dolomites. The restaurant's head chef, Norbert Niederkofler, fuses inherently Italian recipes with flavours from his South Tyrolean heritage, culminating in delectable dishes. The intimate restaurant has nine tables in the dining room, one chef's table with a view to the kitchen and one small table at the open fireplace and is open for dinner during both the summer and winter ski seasons.

rosalpina.it

Tschuggen Grand, Arosa

An exceptional mountain hotel with some top-class events: Ski on your Private Mountain, learn from the best chefs at the Tschuggen Gourmet Tour, dine in an igloo built from blocks of snow and ice, serving truffle and champagne fondue, indulge in gourmet 'fast food' in trendy restaurant The Basement or eat in style at Michelin-star La Vetta.

tschuggen.ch

Verdura Resort, Sicily

Four restaurants and five bars offer mouth-watering flavours and authentic Sicilian tastes, with delicious gourmet dishes at Zagara, relaxed freshly-caught seafood on the beach at Amare, trattoria-style pizza and pasta with clifftop views at Liola, and the ultimate breakfast with a view at Buon Giorno. Master the true flavours of Sicilian cuisine and tradition with cookery lessons with ingredients hand-picked from Verdura’s own organic vegetable garden, olive, lemon and orange trees.

roccofortehotels.com/sicily