Food & Drink

From molecular gastronomy to the classic coq au vin, elite dining is one of the biggest joys of a private jet lifestyle. Join us as we explore the world’s best restaurants.

The Most Anticipated Restaurant Openings of 2019

By Lauren Hill

World-renowned chefs including Alain Ducasse, Heston Blumenthal and Mauro Colagreco are making their mark in cities across the world this year with an array of exciting new culinary concepts. From London, New York and Paris, to Singapore, Dubai and Hong Kong, these are the most anticipated restaurant openings of 2019. Adam Handling Chelsea, London February 2019 With the February opening […]

Bob Bob Cité is Unlike Any Restaurant You Have Ever Seen

By Alex Martin

Bob Bob Cité will finally open its doors on May 10, bringing an end to a five-year project beset by 16 months of delays. The London brasserie was originally slated to open 16 months ago, but the sheer scale of the project and obsessive attention to detail saw that date pushed back again and again. Now, however, owner Leonid Shutov […]

The World’s Best Restaurants for May

By Alex Martin

It’s that time of the month again; Elite Traveler has compiled a list of the most exciting culinary experiences in the world for the month ahead. From Michelin-starred chef pop-ups to exciting hotel openings, we have covered it all. Here are the world’s best restaurants for May. Chelsea Barracks Kitchen London, UK Michelin-starred chef Ollie Dabbous will be spreading his […]

Cocktail of the Week: Cucumber Blue at Shutters on the Beach

By Emma Reynolds

Cucumber Blue at Shutters on the Beach‘s Beach Botanical Beach Bar in Santa Monica, California 2 oz Empress 1908 Soda water Cucumber Mint Basil To make, muddle cucumber, basil and mint before adding ice and Empress 1908. Shake and single strain into a glass and top with soda water. Garnish with cucumber ribbon and basil before serving. Kick off the […]

Elite Review: Imperial Treasure London

By Alex Martin

So much was expected of Imperial Treasure when it arrived in London late in 2018. The restaurant group boasts four Michelin stars across its 23 sites, including the imperious two-starred Shanghai outpost. Since then, the reviews have been mixed to say the least. The Guardian’s Jay Rayner said his experience at Imperial Treasure ‘deadened the soul’. Nicholas Lander of the […]

Why Wine Tastes Different on Airplanes

By Andy Hayler

To celebrate the launch of our first annual Top Jets in the World feature, we are republishing the best aviation content from our archive. The following article was oroginally published in December 2018. The readers of Elite Traveler spend a lot of time in the sky, so may have noticed that a fine vintage can taste completely different at altitude. […]

Wine on Airplanes

Craigellachie Whisky Announces Drawing For Pop-Up Whisky Experience

By Emma Reynolds

Craigellachie Single Malt Scotch Whisky from Speyside in the middle of Scotland is quite unusual compared to other whiskies from this region – while many are known for a fruity aroma and floral notes, Craigellachie is oily, waxy and robust. There are five expressions total in its portfolio: the 13 Years Old, 17 Years Old, 23 Years Old, 33 Years […]

The Best Restaurants in Lyon with Andy Hayler

By Andy Hayler

At the end of the movie ‘Casablanca’, Humphrey Bogart’s character Rick says “We’ll always have Paris” to Ingrid Berman’s Ilsa. Paris may have the monopoly on romance in the media, but in France the true culinary heart of the country lies to the east of the country, in Lyon. As far back as 1935 the famous French food critic Curnonsky […]

Chocolate Heaven at The Gherkin with Master Chocolatier William Curley

High up on the 39th floor in London’s Gherkin skyscraper, you’ll find The Helix Restaurant. Named for the latticed architecture, the domed structure has excellent 360-degree views over the city and is the setting for a sophisticated but fun new partnership between Helix and William Curley, master chocolatier.   As Easter is very nearly upon us, a tasting menu is available at the restaurant until […]

Woodford Reserve Introduces $1,000 Mint Julep Cup for the Kentucky Derby

By Emma Reynolds

The official cocktail of the Kentucky Derby since 1939, the Mint Julep symbolizes American horse racing culture. This year, Woodford Reserve serves as the presenting sponsor of the 145th Kentucky Derby and is the official bourbon of the iconic show. To celebrate this exciting event, the Kentucky-based spirits company is launching the $1,000 Woodford Reserve 2019 $1,000 Mint Julep cup. […]

The Tasting Experience of Louis XIII Cognac

By Alex Martin

When a drop of Louis XIII cognac reaches the palate of a lucky consumer, it brings an end to a journey that is centuries in the making. This exclusive cognac is made up of 1,200 different types of eau de vie, a clear liquid abstracted from grapes in the south-west region of France through distillation. The purity of eau de vie makes it […]