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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 Most Anticipated Restaurant Openings of 2019

By Lauren Hill

World-renowned chefs including Alain Ducasse, Heston Blumenthal and Mauro Colagreco are making their mark in cities across the world this year with an array of exciting new culinary concepts. From London, New York and Paris, to Singapore, Dubai and Hong Kong, these are the most anticipated restaurant openings of 2019. Adam Handling Chelsea, London February 2019 With the February opening […]

Travel Diaries: Chef Eric Ripert of Le Bernardin

By Kristen Shirley

Eric Ripert, chef and co-owner of three-Michelin-starred restaurant Le Bernardin in New York, travels far and wide to find inspiration for his menu. Japan holds a special place in his heart, especially Kanazawa, a charming city in central Japan. Ripert says, “It’s a region that epitomizes the elegance, seasonality and local bounty of Japan. A meal here is not just […]

Cocktail of the Week: Man on the Moon at The Stafford, London

By Emma Reynolds

Man on the Moon at The Stafford, London 2 oz of Monkey Shoulder whisky infused with ginger .5 oz lemon juice .5 oz homey syrup 1.5 oz homemade fennel soda stream To make, pour all ingredients without soda into a shaker with ice. Shake for 10-12 seconds, double strain and add fennel soda.  July 20 is the 50th anniversary of […]

Wine Through the Ages at Fête des Vignerons

By Samantha Coles

Fête des Vignerons, or the Winegrowers’ Festival, only comes around once in a generation; it is held five times a century and the last one was in 1999. This year is the 12th edition of the jubilee, and it will be held in Vevey, a Swiss town on the shores of Lake Geneva. It is the only living Swiss tradition […]

The Rubens at The Palace Launches UK’s Most Expensive Tea

By Alex Martin

The Rubens at the Palace has taken inspiration from its regal position next to the home of the royal family by introducing the United Kingdom’s most expensive tea. Situated across the road from Buckingham Palace, the luxury London hotel already offers guests the chance to experience life as a royal with their Royal Afternoon Tea, served in a room that […]

Cocktail of the Week: Adam Rippon x Moët & Chandon’s Moët Riviera Spritz

By Emma Reynolds

Moët Riviera Spritz 3oz Moët Ice Impérial 1oz vodka .5oz St-Germain French elderflower liqueur .5oz fresh lemon juice .5oz simple syrup 6 blueberries (for muddling) Garnish: blueberries and lavender sprig To make, muddle the six blueberries and add the mixture of lemon juice, simple syrup, vodka, elderflower liqueur in a shaker tin. Shake vigorously and strain into a wine glass […]

Exclusive Rooftop Bars in Johannesburg

By Alex Martin

In this latest article in the ongoing South Africa series, Elite Traveler selects the five best rooftop bars in Johannesburg. There is nothing quite like sipping on your favorite cocktail while watching the sunset. Johannesburg may lack the dramatic scenery of Cape Town’s Table Mountain or the ocean vistas of Durban, but the cityscape comes alive as the sun drifts […]

Last Drop Distillers Launches 15th Limited Release

By Alex Martin

The Last Drop Distillers has announced the second release in its ongoing exclusive trilogy, the 1969 Glenrothes Single Malt Scotch Whisky. It is just the 15th release from the exclusive spirits company in the last 11 years and follows the 1968 Single Malt Scotch Whisky. It is comprised of just two cask bottlings and is limited to just 271 bottles worldwide. […]

Best Caviar Restaurants for National Caviar Day

By Alex Martin

To celebrate National Caviar Day (July 18), Elite Traveler takes a closer look at five of the best caviar restaurants from around the globe. The global caviar market was worth $854m in 2018 and according to Adroit Market Research, it will be approaching the $1bn mark within the next five years. Few things elude luxury and sophistication more successfully than […]

Cocktail of the Week: Paros Martini at St Regis Bahía Beach, Puerto Rico

By Emma Reynolds

Paros Martini, Paros Restaurant at St Regis Bahía Beach in Puerto Rico 1 oz oyster shell-infused vodka 0.5oz caper and parsley syrup Sea salt Lemon soda Fresh lemon twists Caper berries To make, mix together vodka and caper-and-parsley syrup in a glass. Mix ingredients in a highball glass over cubed ice, and add sea salt and lemon soda to taste. […]

The Best Bodegas in Mallorca

By Alex Martin

In this latest article in Elite Traveler’s ongoing Spain series, we take a closer look at the best bodegas in Mallorca. From Rioja to Extremadura, Spain has an embarrassment of riches when it comes to vine-growing land. Wine exports are worth $3.4bn to the Spanish economy, but some of its finest produce never leaves its borders. Mallorca produces a huge […]