Gastronomy around the Globe: Our Top 7 Picks

Gastronomy around the Globe: Our Top 7 Picks

From stylish beachside restaurants and Michelin starred experiences to unique cuisine in far-flung destinations and delicious steaks in mountain huts, every Powder Byrne holiday will take you to some mouth-watering places. Here’s a few of our top picks for world-class gastronomic experiences.

1. CHEZ VRONY, ZERMATT, SWITZERLAND

No list of gastronomic destinations would be complete without including Zermatt, widely regarded as having the best mountain restaurants in Europe. So popular that there are two lunch sittings, this mountain hut has a large terrace, cozy dining nooks and eclectic food. Bookings are essential so our dedicated concierge team will ensure you get the best table for an amazing dining experience with uninterrupted views over the iconic Matterhorn.

Powder Byrne favourite: Bloody Mary Soup for a unique and delicious twist on a classic.

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2. BELCANTO, LISBON, PORTUGAL

A short day trip from our popular full-service summer destination of Penha Longa in Sintra lies the enticing city of Lisbon, Portugal’s capital. Our Powder Byrne team will keep your kids entertained in our award-winning children’s programmes, or make it a family outing and visit the 2 Michelin starred Belcanto altogether. This spot regularly tops best restaurant lists, offering creative interpretations of traditional Portuguese cuisine.

Powder Byrne favourite: ‘Skate Jackson Pollock’ allows chef Jose Avillez to present a mouth-watering seafood dish as a work of art.

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3. TEMPURA MOTOYOSHI, TOKYO, JAPAN

A high-point on our City & Ski tour of Japan is Tokyo, a fascinating metropolis of culture and a hive of new experiences. For an exclusive dining experience head to Tempura Motoyoshi which lies behind a discreet facade in the Aoyama neighbourhood. Head chef Motoyoshi conveys the vegetables on the back of his motorbike from the famous Tsukiji fish market on a daily basis. Seating is limited so talk to our specialist Japan Travel Consultants to make a reservation and experience this unmissable intimate Tempura Restaurant.

Powder Byrne favourite: Smoky eggplant tempura or the Chef’s best selection of the day is one not to miss.

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4. LA VACCA, FLIMS-LAAX, SWITZERLAND

An absolute must visit when holidaying in our full-season ski resorts of Flims and Laax. This unique restaurant is located inside a spacious tepee with classic juicy steaks as the dish of the day. Relax around the central fire pit with a great selection of wines to choose from after a morning spent on the slopes enjoying our complimentary ski guiding service.

Powder Byrne favourite: Rack of Lamb cooked over the open fire served with a jacket potato is one of our top choices on the meat-filled menu.

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5. RESTAURANT ST. HUBERTUS, SAN CASSIANO, ITALY

Alta Badia is fast becoming a culinary hotspot, and is a great destination to visit all year round, with our Original Skiing programme in full swing during the winter months and our bespoke Air & Space adventure travel programme running throughout the summer. The incredible Restaurant St Hubertus at the Rosa Alpina hotel boasts 3 Michelin stars and a cosy crackling fireplace that creates a wonderful welcoming atmosphere. The menu is seasonal according to available produce meaning it offers a different experience in the winter months to the summer months.

Powder Byrne favourite: The ample wine list is a highlight along with the creamy ricotta stuffed ravioli.

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6. CENTRAL RESTAURANT, LIMA, PERU

As the first and last stop of our bespoke adventure tours of Peru, this multicultural city is a great spot to explore with a food scene as unique as it’s biodiverse environment. For a colourful journey through Peruvian cuisine visit Central. Choose from one of two experiences; Mater elevations which explores the concept of cuisine and altitude through 16 courses, and mater ecosystems which journeys through food and ecosystems in 12 courses.

Powder Byrne favourite: Each menu is an experience with delicacies such as Huarango Cactus, Razor Clams and Piranha.  

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7. THE SQUIRREL AT DANAI BEACH RESORT, HALIDIKI GREECE

Voted one of the top three restaurants in Greece, the menu at the Squirrel showcases a fantastic fusion of French and Mediterranean cuisine, catering to a wide variety of tastes and dietary requirements. This open-air restaurant is located within the picturesque Danai Beach Resort which offers exquisite accommodation amongst a myriad of activities and features designed to make your stay sublime. Book your stay exclusively through Powder Byrne before the 30th April for a 10% spring discount and room upgrade with access to our dedicated concierge services.

Powder Byrne favourite: The degustation menu is a sensation, with a skilled sommelier on hand to suggest pairings from their extensive wine collection.

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Speak to our experienced travel consultants for more ideas and inspiration on a Powder Byrne holiday your taste-buds won’t forget. Call us on 020 8246 5300 or enquire online.