Phenomenal for Foodies
What would make you say, ‘That was the best meal of my life’? Would it be the incredible taste sensations? The ambiance? The imagination and presentation? Or all of the above? These hotels are gastro geniuses – but which offers the best dining experience?
The 3 Nominees for Phenomenal for Foodies
The Caves, Negril, Jamaica
Seeking the perfect proposal moment? Book into this cliffside retreat, request a private seafront dinner, and wander down the breakneck coral staircase to discover your very own cave, crammed with twinkling tea lights. (Disclaimer: tricky to escape if she says no.)
Hisa Franko, Soca Valley, Slovenia
The gourmet food at this rural hotel is both a showpiece and an explosion of taste, every mouthful incredible – people come to Slovenia purely to eat here. A wild herb and flower salad with tarragon, mint, watercress, blueberries and a peanut sauce set the tone for our 5-course menu. Food art at its best.
The Pig at Combe, Devon, UK
The kitchen gardens are the heart of this country hotel, tended by 5 full-time gardeners. Imaginative menus are driven by what’s perfect for plucking, and every plate is infused with fresh herbs and decorated with edible flowers. There are 7 different types of mint alone, including banana mint and chocolate mint, which taste astonishingly like their namesake. Takes mojitos to a whole new level.