Would You Travel Around The World For Food?

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Would you fly halfway around the world just for a meal? I suppose if you would, no ordinary experience would do. No, this meal would have to be overwhelming, exploding with flavor and seductive in every bite; to put it simply: it would have to be orgasmic.

I often speak with travelers who admit to fantasizing over a specific gastronomic experience in a foreign land, and if given the opportunity, say they would hop the next flight just for a taste of the perfectly delivered dish.

It’s no wonder that many of us religiously follow Anthony Bourdain, Andrew Zimmern, and Mario Batali’s food escapades in different countries: we just simply can’t get enough of seeing the “real deal” being slurped, crunched, and chewed down to the last morsel.

The New York Times also seems to think that there is something to this traveling for food thing, which is why they recently compiled a list of 10 Restaurants Worth a Plane Ride. Although some of these restaurants seem to be a bit snooty and “slightly” expensive, I have little doubt that the food is, at the very least, memorable. Click through for their full list.

Aponiente: El Puerto De Santa María, Spain

Benu: San Francisco

Dinner By Heston Blumenthal: London (opening later this month)

M. Wells: Long Island City, N.Y.

Mirazur: Menton, France

Momofuku: Sydney

Restaurant Andre: Singapore

Restaurate Garzon: Garzon, Uruguay

Tickets: Barcelona, Spain

Willows Inn: Lummi Island, Wash.

[Photo by misocrazy/Flickr]

By Maria Russo


About the Author

Maria Russo is a freelance writer who loves natural wonders, good eats, ethical travel, and boutique hotels. Her work has appeared on the Huffington Post, USA Today.com, People.com and A Luxury Travel Blog, among others.

When Maria is not writing for her all-time favorite site (that would be The Expeditioner), she spends her time blogging about foreign jaunts and delectable food experiences for her site: Memoirs of a Travel & Food Addict. She is also up to no good on Twitter (@traveladdictgrl, @expedmaria).

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