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Lauren Hill

Lauren Hill

After spending a number of years in Singapore and Japan, Lauren returned to London, where she became deputy editor at Hg2 travel publishers. She now writes about the world’s most incredible places for Elite Traveler. She has previously written for Esquire and Food & Travel, among other travel and lifestyle publications.

The Best Eco-Conscious Hotels for Earth Day

By Lauren Hill

With the return of Earth Day on April 22nd, hotels and resorts across the world are reflecting on their sustainability efforts and taking steps to further benefit their surroundings. Travel to Nicaragua’s lush Pacific shores, the vast plains of Zambia and the hottest destination in the Balearics for our pick of eco-conscious hotels. Mukul, an Auberge Resort NICARAGUA Positioned on […]

Cocktail of the Week: Nektar, Shangri-La Hotel Paris

By Lauren Hill

Nektar at Le Bar Botaniste, Shangri-La Hotel, Paris 5cl Cognac Martell Premier Assemblage infused with beeswax 2cl Inula viscosa honey 3cl mead 1.5cl fresh lemon juice A few drops of red propolis Fresh poppy pollen To create this cocktail, combine the beeswax-infused Cognac Martell Premier Assemblage, honey, mead and fresh lemon juice in a cocktail shaker. Shake, strain and pour […]

10 Minutes with Grant Achatz

By Lauren Hill

Following a four-year stretch at number one of Elite Traveler’s Top 100 Restaurants, Alinea fell to second place in 2017. This year sees the New American standard-bearer return to the top spot as readers name Alinea 2018’s best restaurant in the world. We talk to the elated chef, Grant Achatz, about the restaurant’s creative evolution and what diners can expect […]

10 Minutes with Daniel Humm

By Lauren Hill

The recipient of three Michelin stars and a steadfast member of the world’s restaurant elite, Eleven Madison Park continually appears in the top five of our reader-voted restaurant ranking. We speak to the chef, Daniel Humm, about the evolution of the New York eatery. What makes your cooking unique? I’ve been cooking for 25 years, and I feel it’s only […]

10 Minutes with Christopher Kostow

By Lauren Hill

With its bucolic Napa Valley setting and passionate use of seasonal produce, the Restaurant at Meadowood’s appeal is as clear as day. But it takes much more than this to be placed among the world’s top restaurants, as the celebrated chef Christopher Kostow can attest. How do you define your style of cooking? We focus mostly on our farm, which […]

10 Minutes with Franck Giovannini

By Lauren Hill

Switzerland’s three-Michelin-starred Restaurant de l’Hôtel de Ville is the culinary domain of chef Franck Giovannini, who continued in the accomplished footsteps of the late chef-owner Benoît Violier. In this celebrated restaurant just outside Lausanne, Giovannini cooks up inspired plates that take you on a sensory journey. What is your approach to cooking? We not only use the local produce but […]

10 Minutes with Pierre Gagnaire

By Lauren Hill

Chef and owner of a collection of renowned restaurants, including his eponymous three-Michelin-starred establishment in Paris, Pierre Gagnaire is a culinary icon across the globe and a leader in modern French fine dining. The legendary chef lets us in on the secret to continually creating such innovative cuisine. What makes your restaurants special? I have restaurants in many places but […]

10 Minutes with David Muñoz

By Lauren Hill

The creative force behind Madrid’s three-Michelin-starred restaurant DiverXO, ambassador for Nike and husband to the Spanish TV presenter Cristina Pedroche, David Muñoz is a chef with irrefutable celebrity status in his home country and beyond. We catch up with the chef at his sister restaurant in London, StreetXO, to find out about his famed cuisine. What makes your food different? […]

10 Minutes with Brett Graham

By Lauren Hill

Having led London’s sophisticated fine-dining restaurant The Ledbury to its two-Michelin-starred status, Australian-born chef Brett Graham is known across the globe for his exquisite cuisine. As The Ledbury once again claims its place among the world’s Top 100 Restaurants, the acclaimed chef talks to Elite Traveler about the dishes he’s had such success in creating. What can people try at […]

2018 Chef of the Year: Eric Ripert

By Lauren Hill

This year’s coveted Chef of the Year accolade goes to Eric Ripert of the acclaimed New York restaurant Le Bernardin. Not only has the French chef won plaudits and widespread commendation for his work at this three-Michelin-starred institution, Ripert has found a place in people’s homes through a collection of cookbooks and Avec Eric. This Emmy-award winning PBS show saw […]