From molecular gastronomy to the classic coq au vin, elite dining is one of the biggest joys of a private jet lifestyle. Join us as we explore the world’s best restaurants.

Andy Hayler Reviews Scran and Scallie

By Andy Hayler Scran and Scallie (food and scallywag, it would seem, but why choose this for a name?) opened in 2013, the casual sister to Kitchin. The rather bizarre tourist brochure language continues into the menu, with “yer mains” and “sit ye doon yer welcome” just some of the linguistic crimes being committed. Despite this “Scotland for unusually slow-witted tourists” […]


Andy Hayler Reviews Hedone

By Andy Hayler Editor’s note: since October 2015 onwards Hedone offers a choice of two tasting menus only, with a restricted number of covers (22) in order to allow the kitchen to focus to an ever greater extent on quality. Dinner will be offered from Tuesday to Saturday, lunch on Saturday only. The tasting menu is £85, the longer catre […]


Top 10 Most Influential Chefs of the Past and Next Decade

With the help of our Fine Dining Expert Andy Hayler, Elite Traveler takes a look at the most influential Chefs of the past and next decade; whether they head up a successful international chain or are preparing extraordinary food from the kitchen of the smallest of village restaurants. Nicknamed “The Michelin Man”, Andy Hayler has reportedly eaten at every three Michelin […]


Andy Hayler Reviews Hotel de Ville

By Andy Hayler Hotel de Ville has an illustrious culinary history, gaining three Michelin stars under Fredy Girardet, Philippe Rochat and then Benoit Violier. Following the latter’s tragic death in January 2016 the leadership of the kitchen has transferred to Benoit’s long time right-hand man, Franck Giovannini. Franck has worked in the kitchen here for many years, and so a […]


The 5 Best Indian Restaurants in Florence

The sweet scents of aromatic herbs and the vibrancy of colored spices define the authentic taste and delicate flavors of Indian cuisine. While Florence offers some of the finest traditional Tuscan cuisine, made from fresh local ingredients, the city is also brimming with top class chefs and award winning restaurants that serve authentic Indian cuisine reminiscent of the taste of […]


The 8 Best Steakhouses in NYC

Steak has always been a big deal in America. The beefsteak went from a political fundraising event in the 1800s to a truly exceptional culinary experience today. But with the surplus of top-notch steakhouses in New York it can be hard to choose which one. Elite Traveler has searched high and low for discerning steak connoisseurs. Whether you’re craving a […]

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Cocktail of the Week: Reserva Tequila Manhattan

By Olivia Cuccaro Reserva Tequila Manhattan 2 oz Reserva de la Familia tequila 1 oz Carpano Antica vermouth 3 d Angostura bitters This week, enjoy a tequila spin on the traditional Manhattan. Add ingredients, stir and strain into a chilled glass. Garnish with an orange peel. Jose Cuervo Reserva de La Familia tequila is an extra-añejo which shares rich, mellow […]


Andy Hayler Reviews State Bird Provisions

By Andy Hayler The state bird of California is the quail. It could be worse: in Minnesota it is the loon. The speciality of quail here explains the rather esoteric name of this restaurant, which opened on New Years Eve in 2012 and quickly became a cult success. It ticks all the “too cool for school” boxes. Small plates? Check. […]


Cocktail of the Week: Domaine Jean Macle, Jura

By Olivia Cuccaro This week’s feature is sure to delight oenophiles and gourmands alike; Le Bristol Paris has begun the sixth annual Wine Mondays series at its renowned, Michelin-starred restaurant, 114 Faubourg. Beginning on November 7, 114 Faubourg will serve Domaine Jean Macle’s Jura wine. Laurent Macle, son of the founders, will present one of Château-Chalon’s chief yellow wines and […]


Andy Hayler Reviews Acquerello

By Andy Hayler This Italian restaurant opened in 1989, with its maître d’ being the co-founder Giancarlo Paterlini. The other co-founder is the chef Suzette Gresham, who grew up locally and worked at the San Francisco hotel Donatello before opening Acquarello. The restaurant was granted a Michelin star in 2007 and a second in 2015.  It is in Russian Hill, […]