Where in the world does a celebrity chef go for an outstanding meal? The answer to that question lies not in where, but whom you’re asking. Each year, Travel + Leisure surveys the opinions of dozens of celebrity chefs to determine what destinations and dishes they’re most excited about and, most importantly, how travelers can score their own reservation. From interviews with chefs in New York, Paris, and Tokyo to reviewing the latest celebrity restaurants, our essential dining guides outline how to eat like a pro in every locale.
Traveling like a celebrity chef
Before opening a successful restaurant, celebrity chefs must get to know a city’s dining culture inside and out. Whether it’s a high-profile eatery or an off-the-beaten-path whiskey bar, celebrity chefs cultivate deep knowledge of a neighborhood. As a result, it’s always a good idea to consult a celebrity chef for practical tips while planning your trip. A well-connected chef will know exactly where to find the best food and drink in a given destination.
Celebrity chefs have a history of sharing their secret spots with Travel + Leisure. From New Orleans’ best southern-fried quail to finding delicious thin-crust pizza in LA, celebrity chefs know to point out the restaurants and bars with the most thought-provoking cuisine and staff who’s knowledgeable about the menu. By tapping into this well-connected network of celebrity chefs, you’ll discover how to find truly inspired cuisine at every stop on your itinerary.
Don’t skimp on meals
With acclaimed chefs popping up in almost every major city, it’s more important than ever to consider a destination’s celebrity restaurants while planning your trip. Celebrity restaurants feature award-winning cuisine in exclusive, beautifully designed dining rooms. From a 13-course truffle degustation to locally sourced dishes with impeccable wine pairings, find the ideal celebrity restaurant to match your taste.