Tea Gardens to Wine Tasting: Bucket List Culinary Experiences Around the Globe

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Do you find yourself searching for culinary experiences when booking a trip?

If so, you would benefit from a bucket list of travel experiences of the finest wine and delectable dishes. There’s no other adventure like one centred on food and wine worldwide. Not to mention, it allows you to enjoy various tastes that you would otherwise not find in your country. 

This is why we have rounded up some of the finest culinary experiences that should be part of your bucket list. From wine tasting holidays to intimate dinner experiences, here is everything that should be part of a true foodie’s bucket list. 

  • Dine with Giraffes in Kenya

Kenya is an excellent luxury holiday destination for adventure lovers. But your trip would be incomplete without visiting the Giraffe Manor, which would likely become the highlight of your time there. 

The stunning boutique hotel sits on large acres of land with lush greenery and forests. The entire ambience and setting of the cafe are reminiscent of the 1930s African style, with the delicious food complementing the experience. However, it gets even better when the giraffes from the nearby forest make guest appearances.

These giraffes stick their long neck through the windows to take a peek inside the cafe. And if you offer your meal to them, they will say yes!

  • Culinary class at Le Cordon Bleu in Paris

Le Cordon Bleu is undoubtedly one of the finest and most well-known culinary schools worldwide. It has been teaching the skill and art of French cuisine since 1895. Today, you can also learn from the finest professionals through various courses. 

For example, they have a three-hour course to teach incredible techniques for cooking the best pastries. And perhaps the most enjoyable part of the experience is getting to eat all of the desserts you learn to make. 

  • Sip afternoon tea in London

The British are known worldwide for their tea traditions. This is why a trip to London is incomplete without visiting a tea garden. Do what the British do in style and luxury by visiting Grosvenor House in London and having different tea, cakes, and sandwiches. Afternoon tea is served at every place in Britain. However, for the whole immersive experience, you should visit five-star hotels like the Grosvenor House.  

  • Sample chocolates in Belgium

Belgium is known for its rich, delicious and decadent chocolates that are the best in the world. This is why you should take up a walking tour of the best chocolate shops in Brussels, where you can sample chocolate as you go. Through a proper guided tour, you might also be taken into the kitchen of these chocolate shops, where you can learn from the best chocolate connoisseurs of the world. 

  • Wine tasting on a wine train in California

Napa Valley in California is well-known for its luxury wine tours. This is why you must visit this premier destination for the finest wine and culinary experiences. Consider travelling aboard the Napa Valley Wine Train, a vintage train and travelling restaurant. It runs throughout the hillside so that you can marvel at some of the country’s most expensive and beautiful farm real estate. All the while, you will be sipping on flavoursome wine and eating meals prepared by experienced and incredible chefs.  

  • Experience Hotpots in China

A hotpot is much like a staple dish all around China. Originally a fishermen’s meal, hotpots have become increasingly popular for their spicy flavour, fresh ingredients, and simmering spices. They are loved for their unique DIY cooking experience and unforgettable, delicious and complex flavours.

Hotpots include broths that are full of spices and herbs. In it, you cook meat, ramen and other ingredients yourself. It is truly an experience unlike any other with flavours you would not find anywhere else. You can find the best and most authentic hotpot experience in the Sichuan region of the country, which is where hotpots originate from. 

This intimate dinner with your partner will undoubtedly become the highlight of your trip and be the most memorable dining experience you have had. 

  • 32-course meal in Hawaii

Nothing says luxury and excellence like a 32-course meal entirely of sushi. This Japanese fine-dining restaurant, Sushi Waikiki, in Honolulu, Hawaii, offers a VIP experience to limited guests per night. But you will need to make reservations well in advance. Here, you can immerse yourself in a never-ending feast of a variety of omakase-style sushi and fish with varying temperatures of rice. 

Plan your honeymoon in Hawaii around this unique culinary experience and let it be the finale of your trip, which will make it all the more memorable. 

Final Words

Now that you have made your bucket list, it’s time to pack your bags and set out on your culinary adventures. 

Author Bio: Rhodri Andrews

Rhodri Andrews is the Head of Content at SevenTravel, a luxury travel company based in Mayfair, London, that specialises in once-in-a-lifetime experiences. SevenTravel is all about the kind of travel that forges deeper connections with the countries you visit, encouraging you to linger for longer with trips that last ten or more days. Rhodri manages all of SevenTravel’s content, bringing to life the countries, regions and unique tailor-made experiences its clients will discover as well as all the useful information SevenTravel clients need to know before they head off on a luxury holiday of a lifetime. He crafts content for all SevenTravel’s luxury holiday destinations, whether it’s the Arabian charm of Oman to the Amazon jungle of Peru and everything in between. Through his natural curiosity and passion for travel, he also brings SevenTravel’s one-of-a-kind experiences to life, from trekking through the Patagonian wilderness to exploring Morocco’s souks and medinas. Whether you’re a couple, honeymooners or a family embarking on an exciting luxury holiday, the experiences are crafted to suit your personal preferences.