Food & Drink

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.

In memory of master distiller Dave Pickerell

By Elite Traveler

This story originally appeared in the January/February 2019 issue of Elite Traveler. Late last year, the spirits industry lost one of its legends. Dave Pickerell, master distiller for three whiskey producers in the US and a full-time craft distilling consultant, passed away in November. A month before his death, the longtime spirits specialist sat down with Shaun Tolson to talk about […]

Mr Lyan Time Capsules: The $100,000 Cocktail Experience

By Lauren Hill

World renowned mixologist Ryan Chetiyawardana — also known as Mr Lyan — has long been at the forefront of innovation in the drinks industry. The creative bartender has won multiple awards for his cocktail skills and earned his London bar Dandelyan the World’s Best Bar accolade in 2018. Now, the acclaimed cocktail creator is taking his skills a step further […]

Nigel Haworth Returns to Northcote for Obsession 19 Finale

By Alex Martin

Amazing plates of food can be seen on any day of the week inside the Michelin-Starred kitchen at Northcote, but once the last of Nigel Haworth’s five courses had been served Sunday, the worktops were lined with something unusual: pizza boxes. The Northcote team had, after all, just plated and served the final dish of Obsession 19, a festival of […]

The Most Influential Restaurant Dishes Ever with Andy Hayler

There are some restaurant dishes that not only taste good, but cause ripples around the culinary world. They are so striking that they are copied, adapted and tweaked by other chefs. For this list of most influential restaurant dishes ever, I have tried to restrict my selection to five, and so have to miss out many plausible candidates. These include […]

Most Influential Restaurant Dishes

The World’s Most Romantic Restaurants for Valentine’s Day

By Lauren Hill

We’ve delved into the dining scene of cities and extraordinarily scenic locations across the globe to bring you our selection of the world’s most romantic restaurants for Valentine’s Day. Lycabettus Restaurant SANTORINI, GREECE The Greek island that’s so often associated with romance, Santorini draws loved up couples from across the globe for its cliff-top hotels boasting infinity pools and panoramic […]

The World’s Best Places to Eat in February

By Lauren Hill

Make this month one to remember by seeking out the world’s latest and greatest culinary experiences. From a celebration of Mexican cuisine at Rosewood Mayakoba to special menus by Wolfgang Puck, these are the best places to eat in February. Ikoyi London UK One of the most exciting recent additions to London’s restaurant scene, Ikoyi, is making its mark this month […]

Cocktail of the Week: Journey to Nayarit, Sufi Restaurant, Punta Mita

By Emma Reynolds

Journey to Nayarit, Sufi Restaurant in Punta Mita 1.5 oz Rémy Martin VSOP Cognac .5 oz Liqueur St Germain .5 oz natural beet juice 1.35 oz tropical fruit (passion fruit, pineapple and lemon) Ground cardamom 3 drops Angostura bitters To make Sufi Restaurant‘s award-winning cognac-based drink, add cognac, Liqueur St Germain and natural beet juice to a cocktail shaker. Next […]

Learn the Art of British Pie Making with Calum Franklin

London’s restaurant scene is one of the most eclectic in the world, so much so that it is hard to decipher traditional dishes from the myriad cuisines that have been embraced over generations. However, the humble pie is unmistakably British. Still, so wide are London’s options that the pie has become a rare sight, especially in fine dining. Rising culinary […]

Celebrate the Chinese New Year with Ao Yun

By Emma Reynolds

In the Yunnan province of China near the Himalayas you’ll find the Ao Yun vineyards, located in a Unesco World Heritage region of three rivers and near the sacred Meili Mountain. This unique landscape, which also sits at an altitude of 7,200 to 8,500 ft, exclusively produces Ao Yun wine – a delectable elixir and the first luxury Chinese wine. Ao […]

The Eight Best Restaurants for Chinese New Year 2019

By Alex Martin

As Chinese New Year approaches, Elite Traveler explores the luxury side of the country’s greatest exports: cuisine. With countless Chinese restaurants worldwide, we have carefully curated a list of eight of the very best while covering the four corners of the globe. Although the street foods of Shanghai and Beijing is, and will always be, adored, Chinese cuisine has carved a […]