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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.

The Hidden Gems of London’s Dining Scene

By Andy Hayler

London has one of the most diverse food scenes in the world, with almost every style of cooking and nationality represented. It also has a hyperactive public relations industry, with seemingly every new restaurant opening breathlessly anticipated, slavishly reviewed and picked over by an army of bloggers, reviewers and journalists. In this febrile restaurant environment, are there any dusty corners […]

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 […]

Elite Traveler Reveals The World’s Best Restaurant

By Will Grice

Elite Traveler is pleased to announce the seventh annual Top 100 Restaurants in the World as voted by our readers. This year’s winner is Grant Achatz’s Alinea. Situated in Chicago’s Lincoln Square district, Achatz’s restaurant has become synonymous with some of the world’s most opulent dining and has cemented itself as one of the best restaurants to ever open its doors […]

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 […]

Single Thread Farm

Served by a five-acre farm just out of the city, Single Thread Farm is a dazzling display of refined cooking that changes with the seasons. Having trained in some of Japan’s top kitchens, head chef Kyle Connaughton has developed a skillset unlike any of his contemporaries. Focusing on crafting each dish with the utmost precision, Connaughton’s understanding of how to […]

The Modern

Is there a bigger challenge than having to curate a menu that encapsulates the culture and feel of New York’s MoMA? Well that’s exactly what Abram Bissell came up against when it was announced he would be responsible for heading up the kitchen at The Modern. Kitted out with a state-of-the-art kitchen, The Modern fits the MoMA down to a tee. […]

Bibendum

Having established himself as one of London’s top chefs, Claude Bosi opened Bibendum in the spring of 2017. Taking over the sizable Michelin House in leafy Fulham, Bosi faced the challenge of developing a menu that matched the breathtaking interior of the venue. With a focus on preparation and presentation, the food on offer at Bibendum certainly does not disappoint, […]

Le Coucou

While Daniel Rose’s Le Coucou was snubbed for the second time this year by the Michelin Guide, it’s safe to say that (Michelin star or sans-Michelin star) Le Coucou is one of the greatest openings of the last few years in New York. Focusing on serving some of the most elegant French cuisine in the city, the restaurant’s interior whisks […]

La Dame de Pic

Set within Ten Trinity Square, the former Port of London Authority HQ that was recently re-masked into a breathtaking Four Seasons hotel, La Dame de Pic is the latest offering from the internationally acclaimed chef – Anne-Sophie Pic. Coming from a family of successful chefs (Pic’s father and grandfather both attained three Michelin stars at the family restaurant in Valence), […]

Masa

Widely regarded as some of the best sushi in the whole of the US, Masa is a beautifully peaceful restaurant a stonesthrow away from Central Park. Offering the ceremony and tranquility often only seen in Japan, Masa Takayama’s omakase restaurant brings a bit of the Far-East to New York. Masa’s interior matches the authentic Japanese cuisine down to a tee, […]

Smyth + The Loyalist

One of the first things you’ll notice about Smyth + The Loyalist is the contrast between the restaurant’s interior against its exterior. Set within a rather ubiquitous industrial building, the restaurant’s interior is a thing of beauty. With hints of Scandinavia, the restaurant is filled with exposed brick walls, dark wooden beams and furnishings and an expansive open kitchen. Smyth […]