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Culinary Tourism - The latest trends around the world

Updated on November 25, 2014

Culinary Delights around the world

The trend is full culinary vacations. Additionally ,travellers on more traditional vacations are seeking unique and memorable dining options. Keep the culinary aspect in mind when planning a vacation.

Top Culinary Destinations

Siena Tuscany, Italy

Paris, France

Barcelona, Spain

Mexico City

Shanghai, China

Tokyo, Japan

Edinburgh, Scotland

Sidney, Aurstralia

Lima, Peru

Culinary Destination Mexico

Mexico definitely knows how handle culinary tourism. You can never go wrong with a visit to Playa del Carmen. You will find everything from taco stands to bars and grills with live mexican music and local cuisine as well as elegant restaurants. The most demanded restaurant is Yaxche, you will probably find the most authentic Yucatan cooking there.

In Cancun, make sure to visit the Ritz-Carlton Cancun. The hotel is promoting culinary tourism by opening their Culinary Center that will give you a hands on cooking experience overlooking the Caribbean Sea. Expert Chefs share their techniques and receipes.

Mousse au chocolat to Prosciutto e melone

France and Italy

Thinking of European Cuisine one will instantly think about Italy and France. Good food and and great wines are a big part of both countries. France is known for having the best cuisine in the world. Every region varies by its own flavors and variation of ingredients.

Very popular are cheeses and wines. Gastronomic tours of France are among the most popular in the world.

Not to forget about Italian kitchen that has a variety of ingredients that are commonly used, to include vegetables, pasta, sauces, meats and fruits.

In northern Italy, the most popular ingredients are fish rice sausages pork and different kind of cheeses. And surprisingly, tomatoes are virtually absent from the kitchen.

Learn more about Italian cuisine here

Culinary Travel France
Culinary Travel France

Top Hotel in Paris for Gourmets - Le Meurice

Three star Michelin star Chef Yannick Alléno knows how to spoil guests with local specialties, reinterpreted and combined with a touch of an international cuisine. A must have experience for gourmets.

The hotel: Set in the heart of Paris, this hotel is close to Jardin des Tuileries and Louvre, as well as Place de la Concorde. Other attractions include Notre Dame Cathedral.

Dining options at Le Meurice Paris – Luxury Hotel include 2 restaurants and a bar/lounge. Room service is available 24 hours a day. Recreational amenities include a health club, a sauna, a fitness facility, and a steam room. The property’s full-service health spa has massage/treatment rooms and beauty services.

Read more about this hotel here…

Culinary Travel to England

England is traditionally not highly popular as a gourmet destination, but a recent trend of hip new kitchen and restaurants is proof that Britain can do better than just fish and chips. In 2005 600 food critics writing for British Restaurant magazine named 14 British restaurants among the 50 best retaurants! The global reach of London has elevated to the status of a leading centre of international cuisine.

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  • tourism-india profile image


    8 years ago

    good lens to check out culinary tourism destinations

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    8 years ago

    Interesting lens..good work!

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    8 years ago

    This article is really great news!

    Culinary or gastronomic tourism is the future of Tourism! Culinary Tourism should be at the crux of any destinations promotion-why? Because every single one of your visitors will eat and drink at least once a day. I love the way you have brought together Mexico, Italy and France-who historically owe their culinary fame to Italy.

    We need to promote what is unique and memorable to our own particular area so when visitors leave they tell a story of our cuisine and not a story of how the "chains" taste the same in France, UK, Spain or Italy etc. I also think it is worth while point out here that Culinary Tourism is NOT about just the high end dining experience-but should include street vendors, markets, specialist shops, vineyards, cheese makers etc the list can be huge. The danger of just highlighting the hi-end dining is that it would appeal to such a small percentage of your visitors.

    A destinations Cuisine is the best way to impart a good understanding of an areas people and culture-so many friends have been made sat around a table sharing a meal or a glass of wine.

    The International Culinary Tourism Association [] have been at the head of this tourism niche since its inception and I have learnt much from them- including my CCTP [certified Culinary Tourism Professional] qualification.

    There is an opportunity for us all to unite around the world and learn good practice that is occurring there in. This year the Global Culinary Tourism Summit is being held in Halifax- Canada and promises to be âthe eventâ to go to with regards to this exciting aspect of tourism


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