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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 […]

The Most Exclusive Whiskies in the World

By Emma Reynolds

Of course, you’ve read about The Glenlivet Winchester‘s $25,000 bottle of Scotch whisky, but did you know about some of the rarest and most exclusive whiskies on the planet? Elite Traveler has rounded up the most sought after bottles around the world — you’ll be hard-pressed to find one of these rare expressions. Pappy Van Winkle’s Family Reserve 23 Year Old Bourbon Whiskey […]

The Balvenie Launches Exclusive $60,000 Suite Package

By Emma Reynolds

Today, The Balvenie Scotch Whisky launched its latest collection: The Balvenie Stories, a  collection of single malt whiskies that celebrate the evolution of the Scotch whisky brand as we know it today with expressions representing character, endeavor and craft created at The Balvenie Distillery. To celebrate this exciting launch, The Balvenie partnered with luxury travel company Celebrated Experiences (it has […]

World Whisky Day: 5 Cocktails We Love

By Emma Reynolds

World Whisky Day started in 2012, and now, the international holiday gives you reason to pour yourself a dram of your favorite expression or whip up a cocktail infused with the precious spirit. Read on for some of Elite Traveler’s favorite whisky (and whiskey) cocktails we’ve published throughout the year. The Palazzo, Las Vegas Coal Train 1.25 oz Michter’s Rye .75 oz Clement […]

The Best Fine Dining Restaurants in South Africa

By Alex Martin

In the latest installment in our ongoing South Africa series, Elite Traveler celebrates the rapidly growing fine-dining scene. Here, we take a closer look at five of the best restaurants in South Africa. The Michelin Guide has yet to stretch to South Africa, but the fine dining scene in its major cities is unquestionably on the rise. The country’s unique […]

The Best Limited-Edition Whiskies in the World

By Emma Reynolds

Whisky collector or spirit connoisseur, there’s nothing more tempting and exciting than getting your hands on an ultra-rare bottle of limited-edition whisky. From Kentucky bourbon to single malt Scotch whisky, read on for some of the rarest and most limited-edition bottles on Earth. The Glenlivet Winchester Collection Vintage 1967 $25,000 The Glenlivet’s third Winchester release is a 50-year-old expression first laid […]

The Best Cocktails to Celebrate World Cocktail Day

By Emma Reynolds

Bottom’s up! On May 13, you have all the reason to pour yourself your drink of choice because it’s World Cocktail Day. No matter what side of the globe you’re on, make (or order) one of these delicious and thoughtfully crafted libations. The Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island Tableside Infusion 6 oz bourbon 3 apples, sliced Chocolate Nuts Berries To make, add […]

The Best Restaurants in the Cote d’Azur

By Andy Hayler

The Cote d’Azur is loosely defined, as befits an area synonymous with relaxation. The French Mediterranean coastline stretching from the border with Italy across to Toulon is blessed with beautiful beaches, a fine climate and some spectacular views out over the water. It is also home to numerous high-end restaurants, many of them with glorious natural settings. Just on the […]

The 5 Best Restaurants in Durban

By Alex Martin

Continuing our coverage of South Africa, Elite Traveler brings you an essential guide to the best restaurants in Durban. South Africa’s coastal city of Durban has spent a generation in the shadow of Cape Town and Johannesburg, but the city has experienced a dramatic rise in popularity following the World Cup in 2010. With African, Indian and colonial influences as well […]

Le Royal Monceau – Raffles Paris Opens Pop-Up Japanese Restaurant

By Emma Reynolds

What started as a small activation for Le Royal Monceau – Raffles Paris and chef Nobu Matsuhisa (founder of eponymous Nobu Restaurants and Nobu Hotels) has launched into a full-blown pop-up for the summer season at the palatial Parisian hotel. The storied hotel is not only a resplendent place to rest your head during your Paris travels, but it’s known […]

The Best Cocktails to Celebrate Cinco de Mayo

By Emma Reynolds

There’s no better way to Celebrate Cinco de Mayo than with a Mexican-inspired cocktail in hand. Stock up on your favorite tequila, mezcal, limes and fresh herbs and create delicious cocktails that will transport you to the playa. Here are some of our favorite cocktails to make at home for this holiday. Catrina Cocktail Las Ventanas al Paraíso, a Rosewood Resort 1oz […]