Inspired Cuisine — Every Day of Your Trip
Whether you’re dining on gourmet fare in your hotel’s restaurant; enjoying the flavors and cultural exchange of a home-hosted meal; or indulging in a buffet overflowing with fresh produce, cheeses, and international favorites, mealtime is an experience to be savored. All meals give you a varied, authentic experience that reflects the true essence of your destination.
Dining Around the World.
For your convenience, breakfast each morning is included at your accommodations to help you start the day ready to explore. Most other meals are included as well, though we leave a few out so you can pursue your own culinary interests. For your include meals you’ll sample the best of regional cuisine as well as continental favorites in our hotels, in local restaurants, and even at private family farms and homes where we learn – right from the source – how some local delicacies are made.
Your trip around the world offers a Welcome Dinner and Farewell Dinner, as well as a variety of special meals and venues that showcase the local culture and cuisine of your destination. For example:
- South America you’ll savor a Chilean barbecue lunch; traditional Argentinian fare at El Viejo Almacén, a more than 250-year-old tango venue; lunches at several historic cafes; and a churrascaria grilled dinner in Rio.
- Look forward to a delicious Thai banquet at Bangkok’s Sala Rim Naam restaurant, where you will also be entertained by classical musicians and dancers. You will also enjoy a Bangkok Dine-Around evening that gives you a choice of several fine restaurants to try.
- In Singapore you’ll enjoy cocktails and dinner at the legendary Raffles Hotel (where the Singapore Sling was invented); and also be treated to a lavish Chinese dim sum lunch with numerous small plates of shark fin and shrimp rolls, steamed barbecued pork buns, chicken shumai dumplings, and many other tasty morsels.
Be the lunch guest of a local Brahmin family at their Bali family compound, an opportunity to gain insight into Indonesia’s social and well as culinary history. Relish more island favorites during your exclusive Balinese Dance and Dinner Show in Jimbaran Bay. Perhaps you’ll try some classic ikan bakar warung
, Jimbaran-style grilled fish, as we dine family-style in a romantic setting.
Home-hosted Visits Give You a Taste of Local Life
One of the best ways to connect with local people is to share a meal, snack, or coffee—with a side of conversation. Breaking bread with new friends becomes even more memorable when the sharing takes place in a family home, as it will for you when you dine with a well-to-do Brahmin family in their Balinese ancestral home. There's nothing more personal, revealing, or fun than getting to know a little about each others' lives. Even if there is a language barrier, you’ll be surprised at how creatively we can overcome it. Then there is the gracious hospitality of our hosts, which is more eloquent than any words can tell. In fact, most of our travelers report that their home-hosted experience was a highlight of their adventure.
Healthy Choices at Every Meal
Along with international fare, you’ll also find many American favorites and choices for the health-conscious. We are happy to accommodate any special dietary requests you may have, such as low-salt, low-fat, gluten-free, vegetarian, diabetic, and lactose-intolerant, provided your requests are received at the time of booking.
View our sample menu