The 5 Best Spas in Chicago

Away from the hustle and bustle of the Windy City, Chicago is home to an array of urban retreats. Nestled in the city’s top hotels, these spas are the pinnacle of relaxation in Illinois and perfect for a serene stay. Whether it’s an indulgent massage or a swim in a sparkling pool, these are our picks of the best spas […]


Madrid’s first ever three-Michelin starred restaurant, DiverXO is more idiosyncratic than many others that have achieved this covetable status. The brainchild of Spanish chef-owner David Muñoz, the unique menu fuses Iberian and Asian cuisine within highly unusual dishes served as works of culinary art – often being painted by staff onto plate ‘canvasses.’ With outlandish decor featuring ominous swarms of black […]

Le Louis XV–Alain Ducasse à l’Hôtel de Paris

The accolades speak for themselves: a member of Les Grandes Tables du Monde and the first hotel restaurant to be awarded three Michelin stars, which it retains to this day. Together Alain Ducasse and Dominique Lory create Mediterranean haute cuisine that astonishes, charms and beguiles. But it has not earned these awards through food alone: the service is meticulous, the […]

Quique Dacosta

Nestled between mountains and sea, this avant-garde restaurant seems anomalous in the small traditional town of Dénia. Chef Quique Dacosta has been making waves on the fine dining scene for decades with his original style, attracting a string of food aficionados who travel from far and wide just to dine here. He belongs to a new generation of chefs who […]

The Test Kitchen

Housed in an old biscuit mill, South Africa’s The Test Kitchen is a restaurant that is starting to garner increased international attention. Founded in Cape Town in 2010 by Brit-born chef Luke Dale-Roberts, its ‘anything goes’ policy of creative freedom has made it a certified name to watch. With a menu that includes dishes such as BBQ broccoli and Mozambique […]

Les Prés d’Eugénie

Deep within the southern French countryside, this grand family home has become a gastronomic landmark. Gourmands travel across the globe to dine on the famed cuisine minceur as they look out over fairytale rose and herb gardens. Relais & Châteaux grand Chef Michel Guérard reinvented traditional nouvelle cuisine dishes with his minceur style in the 1970s, making them lighter to […]

Made in China

Showcasing the best of Northern Chinese cuisine, Made in China offers a gourmet twist on traditional Chinese fare. Housed within the luxurious five-star Grand Hyatt Beijing, it boasts a sumptuous setting amid the city’s traditional silk shops and tea houses. The restaurant houses an excellent wine cellar, and an array of desserts – such as passionfruit sorbet with pear champagne […]

Villa Crespi

Although Villa Crespi may not be as well known as other Italian fine dining establishments, it is undoubtedly one of the best in Europe – if not the world. With views onto the banks of Lake Orta, this Relais & Châteaux hotel and restaurant is housed in a late nineteenth century Moorish villa with stunning arabesque architecture. Head Chef Antonino Cannavacciuolo […]


Slick, swish and sophisticated, Amber is one of Hong Kong’s finest contemporary dining venues – with two Michelin stars to match. Trained by the likes of Guy Savoy and Alain Passard, Dutch Head Chef Richard Ekkebus honors the age old traditions of French fine dining, incorporating elements of Asian cuisine into dishes to tantalizing effect. A magnificent glass cellar surrounds […]

Auberge du Vieux Puits

This gastronomic treasure lies huddled in the remote, sleepy village of Fontjoncouse. Rustic stone floors and exposed beams are complemented by deep red upholstery to give a warm, cozy air that feels more like a family country home than a restaurant. However, with 16 chefs in the kitchen, guests can expect exceptional dining. Gilles Goujon creates remarkable flavor combinations with […]