Exploring your way through a new destination is a surefire way to understanding and enjoying their culture. And every real Gourmand and Oenophile wants a destination that is pleasing to their palate while opening their appetite to new and exciting cuisine! Destinations around the globe are now offering a variety of flavors for taste buds as well as all budgets.
Chicago, better known as “Chi-town”…Is a Fun loving destination that has the cure for what you crave when it comes to food, nightlife and great priced hotels.! The infamous Deep Dish Pizza and Chicago-Style Hot Dog are food staples that Chicago is known for, so be sure to visit The Original Gino’s East of Chicago for the Best of the best in town! Enjoy a stay at the Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites, Downtown Chicago which places you in the best central location to nightlife, restaurants and more…
For more information on Chicago food & wine events and more: www.choosechicago.com/
Los Angeles, CA
Blue mussels with spicy duck sausage and pistachio-parsley pesto… just a few dishes that will expand the knowledge of your taste buds. At AK Restaurant, located in beautiful Venice, CA the Chef specializes in delivering dishes that will WOW your palate beyond your imagination! There are numerous Food &Wine events spread from Santa Monica to Beverly Hills that are sure to satisfy your culinary curiosity! Stay at the chic “budget-friendly” W Hollywood Hotel in close proximity to restaurants and exciting night life!
For more information on California’s Culinary events and more, visit: www.californiawinefestival.com/
New York City
New York City is a gastronomical paradise with its’ over 4,200 restaurants! There are so many restaurants located within the 5 boroughs of New York City that you could literally eat at a different one every day and still not have tasted them all within 12 years time! Now if that’s a Noshers dream! And everyone knows that with NYC being the City that never sleeps, there’s tons of fun to be had! From Broadway Plays, to Museums, and Night Clubs galore! If coming from out of town, book your hotel in advance, something centrally located and embark upon an experience of a lifetime!
For more information on this Culinary Capitol visit: http://www.nycwff.org/
Lobster without a doubt is the highlight of the menu at many restaurants in Maine and these tasty crustaceans are a delicacy that should not be missed. This delicious destination is definitely for those with a wide range of culinary predilections! For the dedicated Foodie, Maine has something special to offer for the most distinguished palates! Enjoy a stay at the Hilton Garden Inn in Portland Downtown Waterfront centrally located to many local attractions.
For more information on beautiful Maine visit: http://www.mainefoodietours.com/portland
Believe it or not, this small town is listed amongst the top 10 Foodie destinations in the US. The Annual Charleston Food & Wine festival is an epic celebration of Southern cuisine and draws foodies from near and far. Charleston has been titled to be a Southern food lovers paradise! Be sure to stop by Po Pigs Bo-B-Q for mouth watering southern cuisine like pulled pork, crispy fried chicken, mac-n-cheese and collards (just to name a few!) all for a mere $7.95 buffet! After you’ve had your fill, enjoy a luxurious night at nearby budget- friendly Wyndham Ocean Ridge Hotel.
To find out more about this delicious Southern Foodie destination visit: charlestonwineandfood.com/
Coming up next week… Although it’s not “officially” winter, it sure starting to feel like it! So although we may not be able to change the seasons, we can definitely change our “scenery”! Find out the top Party Vacation spots for your next Getaway!
Taste of Travel
Travel Consultant / Event Planner