Updated: Dec 11, 2020
Food and drink are often the highlight of—if not the reason for—many getaways. Travelers plan journeys around wine regions (say, Bordeaux), exclusive restaurants (like the famed—but now closed—El Bulli), or local specialties (New Orleans's creole cooking, or Italian white truffles). Whether you want to sample the most satisfying street food (New York City's chicken and rice, or Manila's halo-halo) or try the most exquisite examples of fine dining (a molecular gastronomy-inspired foam confection, or locally sourced foie gras), Travel + Leisure's editors and writers are on the hunt for the very best food and drink around the world.
What is Fine Dining?
Fine dining is a restaurant experience that is typically more sophisticated, unique, and expensive than one would find in the average restaurant. Industry analysis, trends and opportunities for fine dining restaurants.
Fine Dining Service Rules
Unlike casual restaurants, fine dining service rules are strict, as a high standard is expected. Fine dining establishments hire staff that can deliver elegance, experience, and knowledge to the dining experience.