Where to Eat and Sleep in 2013
Congrats! You’ve now survived Black Friday, the aporkalypse, the apocalypse, Hannukah, and Christmas! You deserve a reward. How about treating yourself to a foodie-cation? As we sit around contemplating our foodie resolutions for 2013, we consider the places we’d love to visit to keep our foodie eyes fresh and clear:
- In Stockholm, we’d be sure to stay at the Sourdough Hotel. At $30 per week, yes, you read that correctly, it’s a steal. But, you’ll have to make your own loaves of bread!
- On a trip through the Welsh countryside, we’d stop at the bed & breakfast Plas Bodegroes (translation to English needed!), where, approximately $150 per night gets you a quaint double room. You may never want to leave, because the proprietors conveniently operate a Michelin-starred restaurant that serves freshly caught salmon, cod, halibut, and more.
- If staying in Barcelona at the Hotel ME (narcissism aside), a must-try place is its restaurant, Dos Cielos. With a “sensographic” menu, you may book a flight on the spot. We think this is nothing short of amazing.
- True high rollers forgo Las Vegas in favor of Monte Carlo. And when balling in Monte Carlo, only three Michelin stars will do. The Hotel de Paris is certainly the place to rest after you’ve consumed a meal at its restaurant fit for royalty, Le Louis XV. Chef Alain Ducasse whips up wonders, and the full evening menu sets you back less than $300 — a high rolling steal.
- It takes a bit of planning to make one’s way to New Zealand. But should you make the trip, it’s an open secret that the North Island’s Huka Lodge is the place to break bread and lay your head. Set along the Waikato River, Huka demonstrates that Kiwi cuisines doesn’t just consist of grass-fed lamb and kangaroo meat. Have no fear, despite Huka’s rustic setting, it can still accommodate any helicopters or private jets that wish to land nearby!
- Want a 10,000 bottle wine cellar and a sommelier to cater to your needs year-round? Then move to Tokyo, where long awaited “wine apartments” are opening this year!