By Ted Bauer, Virtuoso.com Editor
Originally appeared in October 2015 issue of Virtuoso Traveler
Today’s top-flight hotels claim coveted culinary programs, elite chefs, and, often, their fair share of honors, from James Beard Awards to Michelin stars. But with such a feast, how do you choose the most delectable dish? We asked some Virtuoso travel advisors who are passionate about food to share their favorites – dessert first, of course.
passion fruit soufflé is hands down the best I’ve ever had: simple, light, and flavorful. Also in Indonesia, Amankila
has Moroccan doughnuts on the breakfast menu. I ordered them every day. The accompanying custard sauce is decadent – I could eat it with a spoon.”
– KEVIN DOHENY, Chicago, Illinois
“Between June and August, check out The Ranch at Rock Creek’s
Tuesday-evening rodeo barbecues. They’re served buffet-style, and the cowboys and cowgirls share stories with the guests. The braised bison and homemade corn bread are amazing, especially while you’re swapping stories under Montana’s big sky.”
– JESSICA RENSHAW, Vancouver, British Columbia
“Two of the best dishes I’ve ever had were in Arizona: the chocolate ravioli at Four Seasons Scottsdale at Troon North
and – though it’s ‘only’ a drink – Sanctuary on Camelback Mountain’s
– DONNA EVANS, Aurora, Colorado
“I ordered the Thai beef salad for lunch at northern Thailand’s Four Seasons Tented Camp Golden Triangle
, then went to the resort’s spa. I’m pretty picky when it comes to food, and it was simply the best Thai I’ve ever had – I ordered it again from the spa so it would be waiting for me in my room when the massage was done!”
– SARAH LEE, New York City
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