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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 Balvenie Unveils DCS Compendium Chapter Five

By Alex Martin

Single malt scotch whisky specialist, The Balvenie, has unveiled the final chapter in its DCS Compendium series. Named ‘Chapter Five: Malt Master’s Indulgence’, the collection of five rare scotch whiskeys is valued at $80,000. The collection has been crafted by Malt Master David Stewart for their significance to his career. It begins with a 56-year-old liquid – the oldest ever […]

The Best Places to Eat in November

By Alex Martin

Summer is now a distant memory and attention is starting to veer towards the holiday season. It is certainly a time to celebrate and that is reflected in this month’s curated list of the best places to eat in November. From exciting new openings in New York to exclusive pop-up events at some of the most luxurious hotels in the […]

Michelin Guide New York: The 2020 List in Full

By Alex Martin

The Michelin Guide 2020 for New York and Westchester has once again proven the city to be the country’s top dining destination with 100 stars shared across 76 restaurants. The new guide welcomed eight restaurants to its one-star tier while two restaurants gained two-star status. The biggest winner of the night was Blue Hill at Stone Barns, which came straight […]

Cocktail of the Week: International Champagne Day

By Emma Reynolds

There’s nothing quite as exquisite as a crisp glass of bubbly champagne, and (like everything else) there’s now an entire day dedicated to this effervescent spirit. At Elite Traveler, we think that International Champagne Day should be celebrated all weekend, which is why we we’re highlighting one of the most elevated experiences you can have to celebrate the global day. In […]

Gordon & MacPhail Release Mr George Centenary Whisky

By Alex Martin

Gordon & MacPhail has announced an extra special release in honor of George Urquhart, a member of the second generation of the company’s owning family and the proclaimed ‘Father of Single Malt Whisky’. The liquid was laid down in 1956, the year that Mr George (as he was fondly known by his colleagues) became a senior partner in the business. […]

Cocktail of the Week: Secret Garden, Shangri-La Bosphorus, Istanbul

By Emma Reynolds

Secret Garden at Shangri-La Bosphorus, Istanbul Top glass: 100ml orange juice 50ml Hennessy VS 20ml honey 1ml Disaronno liqueur Bottom glass: 200ml hot water 2 dried orange slices 2.5g dried rose leaves 2.5g rose hip To make the Secret Garden cocktail, first stir all ingredients into a fishbowl-shaped container that will be the bottom glass. Then, in a mixing glass […]

New-look Julie’s Restaurant Reopens in West London

By Alex Martin

Julie’s Restaurant has reopened in London’s upmarket Holland Park following a five-year closure. The W11 restaurant has undergone extensive refurbishment and also welcomes a brand new team to the kitchen. First opened in 1969, Julie’s Restaurant became a legend of London’s dining scene and counted A-list celebrities among their regulars. That includes names such as The Rollings Stones, Sir Paul […]

The World of Fine Wine Announces Best Wine Lists 2019

By Alex Martin

The World’s Best Wine Lists Awards for 2019 have been revealed by The World of Fine Wine. South Africa’s Restaurant Mosaic at The Orient is the biggest winner of this year’s list after receiving the honor of Wine List of the Year, Best Hotel Wine List in the World, and Champions’ League World’s Best By-the-Glass Wine List 2019. Now in […]

Michelin Star Guide 2020 GB&I: New Entrants in Full

By Alex Martin

Michelin welcomed 23 new restaurants into its elite circle Monday as the Michelin Star Guide 2020 was announced for Great Britain and Ireland. The exclusive event took place in the storied Hurlingham Club in Fulham, London, where a record number of stars were awarded in the face of serious challenges for the dining industry. As well as the 23 restaurants […]

First ever Michelin Guide

Jamie Ritchie on Trends in the Wine World

By Elite Traveler

Jamie Ritchie has been buying wines by the case since he was 18 years old. Now, as worldwide head of Sotheby’s Wine, he oversees wine auctions that reach record-breaking numbers. The last five years have been a prosperous time for the fine wine and spirits business, as demand from Asia and the Americas has driven prices to record levels. In […]