Tuesday, July 23, 2013

How's this for a culinary tour ??

I found this article in "The Sydney Morning Herald" about a food tour of ALL the 3 Michelin-star restaurants located around the world – all 109 of them !!

All you need is a very healthy appetite and $300,000 !!

World's top nosh tour departs at $300k

Date: July 22, 2013
Jane Holroyd

If anyone can spare the cash to go on the Michelin 3-star holiday, they'll be eating at Fat Duck in Bray, England - and at 108 similarly extravagant restaurants. Photo: Supplied

If the organisational headache is the only thing stopping you from booking a meal at every one of the world's 109 three-Michelin starred restaurants, then rest easy.

A British-based online travel agency and a company specialising in creating one-off luxury experiences have joined forces to take the hard work out of it. All the food-loving couple will need is about $300,000 and a spare six months to travel the globe to visit the culinary temples.

The "world beating three Michelin star holiday" was launched last week and promises prospective travellers a table at each of the restaurants now accorded the highest ranking by the Michelin Guide, spread though they are across 12 countries.

Massimo Bottura, the chef patron of Osteria Francescana, a three Michelin star restaurant in Modena, Italy. Photo: Jim Rice

Louise Cheng, a marketing executive at www.holidaysplease.co.uk, told Fairfax that interest in the Michelin holiday had been high. But as of Friday no one had booked.

"There has been a lot of interest in the trip and we hope to secure a booking shortly," Ms Cheng said.

From a starting price of £182,000, Holidays Please will book restaurants and organise business-class travel and luxury hotel accommodation across Europe, Asia and the United States where the restaurants are located.

El Celler de Can Roca in Girona, Spain, will be on the itinerary of the $300,000 holiday for the ultimate foodie bragging rights. Photo: Supplied

"Couples will go to a restaurant every other day and in their free time can explore the local sites and interests of the country they are in," Ms Cheng said.

Those with the inclination to book will be spending most of their time in Japan, where about 30 of the three-Michelin-starred restaurants are located, and in France, which plays host to about 25 of them.

The tour will also take customers to Girona in Spain, home to El Celler de Can Roca, recently named the world's best by Restaurant magazine. They'll spend about two weeks in New York where seven three-starred restaurants are located.

The fee for the tour allows individuals to spend an average of £250 ($416) at each restaurant, so there should be change leftover after eating at Heston Blumenthal's Fat Duck (Berkshire, England) where £180 buys a 14-course degustation. The lucky foodies may have to punch a few extra holes in their belts.

Sadly, Australia won't be on the itinerary with the Michelin organisation yet to send its restaurant reviewers our way.

This article was found at: http://www.goodfood.com.au/good-food/food-news/worlds-top-nosh-tour-departs-at-300k-20130721-2qca2.html





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