We can help arrange the necessary travel – airfare, car rentals, drivers, guides, etc. – to make your visit to a destination restaurant like Magnus Nilsson’s faraway Fäviken in Northern Sweden easy and enjoyable. Or we can plan a weekend retreat to an all-in-one culinary destination like Meadowood in Napa Valley, where you can dine in their 3-star Michelin restaurant, visit the farm where they source ingredients from, and taste local wine with their head sommelier, all before a visit to their first-class spa.
Below you can see just a small selection of some of these unique properties and restaurants around the world. And if you feel like extending your stay, we can arrange for further exploration of the destination, visiting producers from where these restaurants source, nearby vineyards and breweries, and more!
Fogo Island Inn
This remarkable and isolated island outpost, located off of Newfoundland’s northern coast, may not be the easiest destination to reach. But after arriving and cozying up next to a wood-burning stove in one of the 29 suites, enjoying a sunset through this contemporary architectural masterpiece’s floor-to-ceiling windows, and sitting down for a seasonal meal from the Kitchen Collective highlighting local ingredients and freshly-caught seafood, it becomes rather easy to justify the journey.
Sitting on 250 acres of hilly oak forest in the charming town of St. Helena, this upscale resort is a destination in itself and a perfect property for travelers seeking a luxurious and indulgent Napa Valley experience. Owned by world-renowned vintners and dedicated to showcasing Napa wines and cuisine, the property is home to one of the country’s finest dining experiences, The Restaurant at Meadowood, a three-star Michelin restaurant headed by Chef Christopher Kostow.
Perched high up on a hill in central Sicily overlooking the estate’s vineyards, Regaleali is the perfect destination to truly immerse yourself in Sicilian food, wine, and culture. Stay overnight in the estate’s farm villa, a typical country home built around a beautiful central courtyard. Explore the 550-hectare family property, checking out the working farm and vegetable garden, the vineyard and production facility, and a nearby sheep farm to watch fresh ricotta cheese being made. Spend your afternoons at the cooking school, learning traditional Sicilian recipes using property’s ingredients or relaxing in the courtyard, sipping the estate’s wines, and snacking on some crispy chick pea fritters.
This secluded farm hotel is situated on a 4,200-acre estate in the foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains in eastern Tennessee. Scattered throughout the property are 68 guest accommodations including Estate Rooms, cottages, and multi-bedroom houses. The hotel’s restaurant, The Barn, offers a true farm-to-table experience sourcing the majority of their produce from the property’s farm, as well other products like cheese, honey, and cider made on-site. Be sure to sample some of the wonderful saisons and Belgian-styled beers being made at their recently opened brewery or spend time exploring the grounds and meet with their Master Gardener and Farmstead team members for insight into their working farm.
Willows Inn on Lummi Island
Fished, Foraged, and Farmed. This is the tagline for Willows Inn, a small restaurant and seven-room lodge tucked away on Lummi Island off the coast of Washington. Here, Blaine Wetzel, a James Beard award-winning chef and former protégé of Noma’s Rene Redzepi, helms the kitchen and has an obsessive focus on local ingredients. The entire menu is sourced from the farms and oceans around Lummi Island and highlights the terroir of the Pacific Northwest. To truly understand this and provide context to your meal, be sure to tour their nearby farms located up the road from the Inn.