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The French Riviera is filled with delightful restaurants; from glamorous beachfront establishments to quaint Provencal cafes, you are unlikely to have a bad meal whilst on the Cote d’Azur. However, the Michelin star rating system is used to define the very crème de la crème of eateries. Even one star is impressive, signifying ‘a very good restaurant’, with two stars judged as “excellent cooking that is worth a detour”, and three stars meaning “exceptional cuisine that is worth a special journey”. And whether you are visiting for a weekend or have a French Riviera yacht charter booked for the full summer season, you deserve to treat yourself to the best. That’s why we have rounded up the finest Michelin Star restaurants in the South of France… enjoy! Aperitif from Le Chantecler😍 #Nice #LeChantecler #aperitif #michelinguide #michellinstars #beautifulfood #colorfuldish #colorful #gorgeous #michelin #bestworldrestaurants #nicerestaurants #bestchefs #tomatoes #uniquedish #toobeautifultoeat #hautecuisine #hautecuisineworld #art…

Velathri Art Gallery and Cum Quibus Restaurant present an extraordinary collaboration, combining contemporary art with culinary art, in the historic town of San Gimignano. Femme Sublime is curated by the Vitalita Association in collaboration with Velathri Art Gallery and coordinated in the course of the exhibition dedicated to femininity:  [Onna], a show programmed for the Pignano Art Gallery of the Borgo Pignano and at the Palazzo Priori in Volterra. The exhibition space is in the Michelin star awarded restaurant, Femme Sublime featuring a solo show of the Tuscan artist Fabio Calvetti. This collection of works is a story of feminine introspection plucked from time and space, creating an atmosphere of intimacy, depth and wistful reflection. Its a journey into the private world of contemporary femininity, caught in that intimate moment withdrawn from the surrounding chaos, where the more inward and vulnerable qualities of woman are expressed in settings of engaging…

Presenting world-class cuisine for intuitive taste travellers, X2 [CrossTo] Chiang Mai Riverside Resort is a new boutique hotel with an expertly curated portfolio of evolving menus, championing exquisite cuisine. Taking influence from France, the culinary capital of the world – dishes at this intimate new hotel meet the highest French culinary standards. With creative interpretations weaving together Thai and international dishes that lean heavily on fresh, local and seasonally inclined ingredients; the hotel’s Executive Chef, Alexandre Demard has recently received direction from renowned French chef Nicolas Isnard who was awarded a Michelin star in 2009 at L’Auberge de la Charme in Dijon, France. The first restaurant in Chiang Mai to receive consultation from a Michelin-starred chef, X2 Chiang Mai Riverside Resort’s Oxygen Dining Room sets a new standard for gourmet international excellence in Thailand’s cultural capital. Nestled beneath the leafy tamarind trees and facing the Mae Ping River, the contemporary…

A wealth of fine dining restaurants in Monaco await those lucky enough to reside in or visit the Principality. With inspiring surroundings and an abundance of phenomenal produce at its doorsteps, it is no surprise why many of the worlds most revered chefs have made Monaco their home. For those seeking culinary delight, head to Casino Square for a fine dining experience you’ll never to forget. « It is here, in the Louis XV, at the heart of the Riviera and over 25 years ago that the story began. Discovering this land was an essential moment in my life. This land that sings like the sun, inspires all my cooking. Today, the restaurant re-opens its doors after several months of renovation. Everything has changed. The setting and the menu – which has been deeply transformed. Nothing has really changed… The Riviera is still the prodigal inspiration of my cuisine. Basically, the…

At the southernmost point of the Norwegian coastline by the village of Båly, in the Lindesness area, Snøhetta, a world renowned architecture group, has designed Europe’s very first underwater restaurant, called UNDER.  There are underwater restaurants in other areas of the world, but Under will be Europe’s first. With its immediate proximity to the ocean’s underwater world, the restaurant will also function as a research center for marine life. It is an architectural tribute to the Norwegian coast – and to its colourful, various undersea life. Under will open in early 2018. Under’s namesake holds a double meaning in Norwegian: ‘under’ can also be translated as ‘wonder.’ Half-sunken into the sea, the building’s form breaks the water surface to lie against the craggy shoreline. More than an aquarium, the structure will become a part of its marine environment, coming to rest directly on the sea bed five meters below the…

Sicily is awash with culture: set along the ancient trade route with Greece – the original ‘Silk Road’ – it was an obvious choice for the site of the first Greek colonization during the C8th/7th BCE. This heritage, and succeeding reigning historical periods, has cemented Sicily’s status as one of the most fascinating islands in the Mediterranean. In addition to her mix of history, art, and culture, as well as her pleasant climate and incredible natural beauty, Sicily has yet another notch in her belt when competing for visitors’ attention: food. Heralded as producing some of the most interesting and varied dishes in all Italian cuisine, Sicily offers delicacies quite unlike any other island in the Mediterranean. When exploring the island on a Mediterranean yacht charter, allow yourself time ashore to find out for yourself why Sicily is a food lover’s haven. We’ve compiled a list of the very best…

Those who like the finer things in life often head upwards, and this is the case with Courchevel. Not only is Courchevel home to enviable skiing and designer boutiques that attract famous faces and royalty, but it also boasts the finest tables in the Alps. It is home to no fewer than 12 Michelin-star restaurants and two of those have three stars. Coupled with its famous altiport, it’s possible to take a Courchevel helicopter trip just to sample the resort’s unparalleled gourmet offerings on a short break. Despite this incredible concentration of Michelin-recognised cuisine, Courchevel also has some exceptional low-key restaurants. We’ve selected seven of the best restaurants in Courchevel. Le 1947 The exclusive Le 1947 has earned three Michelin stars for Parisian chef Yannick Alléno’s superlative Savoie mountain delicacies. He runs an open kitchen, which can be glimpsed from the five tables in this intimate venue at the Cheval…

Prime Steak Restaurant has introduced a luxury caviar selection to complement their award-winning steak-focused a la carte menu, as it continues to lead the way in luxury dining in Australia. The premium caviar menu comprises Iranian Beluga Caviar, which is sourced from the world’s rarest, most prized and most expensive Sturgeon fish. Carefully prepared according to Persian tradition, the large grains are light to dark grey-coloured with a soft, creamy texture and a refined fruity, buttery flavour. Prime also presents exquisite Golden Russian Oscietra Caviar, which is delicately hand-selected from wild-raised white sturgeon, known for its large dark to golden brown-coloured pearls. The glossy and firm roe offer a crisp aroma, delicate nutty flavour and creamy finish with a hint of sea salt. Caviar and Vintage Champagne Pairings The caviar, which is ideal as a starter, can be paired with a vintage bottle of French champagne and followed with a…

In the first bold move under his new lifestyle brand Soori, renowned architect Soo K. Chan has relaunched his beachfront resort, set between a volcanic sand beach and rice fields in Bali’s Tabanan Regency, as the ultimate well-being destination. The relaunch of Soori Bali, which has just joined Leading Hotels of the World, marks the first in a series of major developments to be rolled out under the Soori brand. Soori High Line, a residence opening in New York City’s West Chelsea, and Soori Niseko, a forthcoming ski resort in Japan, will underscore Soori’s philosophy of “living exceptionally well through holistic design”. Expansive Resort and Well-Being Destination Each of Soori Bali’s 48 private pool villas and residences are in the midst of refreshment. Soori Bali will soon introduce a new Indonesian restaurant, moored in a traditional wooden Balinese house amid the resort’s rice fields. Late 2017, Soori Bali will expand…

Unique Island escapes offering intrepid seafront escapes that are the height of luxury for 2017 can be found at Small Luxury Hotels of the World. Exploring and experiencing a secluded paradise is on the bucket list of every affluent consumer, with a key focus on trailblazing with healthier, more revitalising adventures all bringing new meaning to island escapism. (Trendwatching 2017). Sikelia in Italy Perched between Tunisia and Sicily, Sikelia is located on the rugged yet picturesque black volcanic island, Pantelleria, in a UNESCO World Heritage site, known only to locals who enhance their health with the wellness properties of the unique springs and mineral rich mud. The simple monastic architecture meets striking modernist interiors at Sikelia at this boutique retreat in a dramatic setting. Housed within its porcelain-white dammusi, ancient stone buildings typical of this part of Italy, this is an atmospheric escape with effortless style. Crisp, clean lines and…

Following the announcement of the 2017 Michelin Guide, the restaurants Le Cinq, Le George and L’Orangerie at Four Seasons Hotel George V, Paris have collectively been crowned with a total of five Michelin stars, making the acclaimed Hotel the first palace hotel in Europe to be home to three Michelin-starred restaurants. Le George and L’Orangerie have both been awarded their first Michelin star in the latest edition of the Michelin Guide and join the Hotel’s French haute cuisine restaurant, Le Cinq, which retains the highest accolade of three Michelin stars for the second consecutive year. “We believe that a memorable stay would be incomplete without an extraordinary dining experience. As a gastronome myself, I have always had the highest culinary aspirations for our team who have worked to continuously innovate and exceed our guests’ expectations. I believe the five Michelin stars awarded today are a testament to this commitment to…

There is no other wine that captures the romance and joy of a single moment as when the foil of a bottle of Champagne is peeled. The cork pops, the bubbles fizz and the enticing wine bursts out of the bottle. Like all great wines, iconic Champagne possesses a seductive quality, nuanced and prestige to command a special place at dinner tables of many celebrities and executives in the uppermost levels of society. For champagne lovers visiting South Africa Tsogo Sun hotels and casino properties, restaurant, bars and lounges harnessing the group’s considerable purchasing power, Tsogo Sun has negotiated the very best prices you’ll find for Champagne and a broad selection. Champagnes Selected by their Sommelier from 10 Legendary Champagne Houses Champagne is a sparkling wine, but not all sparkling wine is Champagne. At Tsogo Sun you can enjoy the real thing from the unique area of Champagne, located in…

When Es Saadi opened its stunning 3000sqm Palace Spa it brought the best in health and wellness to the heart of Marrakech. Winner of Best Luxury Resort Spa of Morocco, New Spa Suite and new gut and hydro-therapy treatments and New slow food philosophy throughout. Having recently won the Best Luxury Resort Spa of Morocco at the 2016 World Luxury Spa Awards, the spa has taken this offering to the next level with a new Spa Suite, new gut and hydro-therapy treatments, a new slow food philosophy and Yoga Retreats in partnerships with Le Tigre Yoga Club. Wellness and Beauty Inside and Out Es Saadi fully encompasses mindful wellness throughout, meditate in the gardens surrounded by beautiful trees and plants, enjoy healthy slow food or visit the spa, enjoy a manicure or pedicure in a private salon whilst taking in the views of the city. Designed and built around a…

Beachside bliss, capital chic and heritage hospitality join together to offer independent leisure and business travelers a trilogy of exceptional stays in some of Southeast Asia’s most inspiring and dynamic destinations. Right on cue for the high season in Thailand, AKARYN Hotel Group is building on the success of its ‘instagenic’ and increasingly popular portfolio of hotels and resorts to offer guests three distinctive new hospitality experiences. akyra Beach Club Phuket and Aleenta Phuket Resort & Spa In December the akyra Beach Club Phuket has welcomed guests to a sophisticated new oceanside destination on spectacular Natai beach in Phang-Nga province, just 20 minutes from Phuket International Airport. Situated on Thailand’s sunset facing shore with inspirational Andaman seascape views, the resort is but a stroll along the beach from its well established elegant sister property, Aleenta Phuket Resort & Spa, and complements the barefoot luxury offerings next door. The hip, chilled-out…

As the winter months edge closer, the warm familiarity of traditional British food is most welcome. For a long time British food was considered inferior to its neighbouring French cuisine – our pub food to their gastronomie. But thanks to the creative mastery of a select few, this opinion is coming into question and the revival of British cuisine is well underway. British food has been reimagined and can offer an exquisite alternative to the most celebrated of foreign delicacies. In and around Mayfair – the capital’s most desirable neighbourhood, which is home to the nation’s most luxurious real estate – some of London’s best British food can be sampled, prepared by Michelin-starred chefs in lavish restaurants. We’ve hand selected only the very finest; taste perfection at one of these five culinary institutions. The Dining Room, The Goring Hotel Just a stone’s throw from Buckingham Palace, The Goring Hotel houses…