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Four Foodie Getaways to Whet Your Appetite

Whether you’re eager for farm to table delights from Tuscany or exquisite tapas paired with world famous Rioja in Spain, this list of both international and closer to home foodie getaways will entice your taste buds to book a flight. Come along on this culinary exploration to four unforgettable and tasty destinations.

Savor Eataly (aka Italy) – Livin’ La Dolce Vita

The birthplace of the Renaissance art movement was along the Arno River in the beautiful and inspiring city of Firenze (Florence). As the capital of Tuscany, it is no surprise that Florence’s chefs are world renowned to capture the Dolce Vita (the Sweet Life) in each and every bite. After a day of visiting the Duomo or shopping for jewelry on Ponte Vecchio, treat yourself to handmade pastas, beef Florentine, and other delights at Villa La Vedetta’s Michelin star awarded Onice Restaurant. Your palate will dance from the Super Tuscans along with divine gelato. Delizioso!

Breadsticks with prosciutto

Olé– Tapa Me Crazy in Spain

Whether you are into Spanish bullfighting or taking in the finest art museums such as El Prado in Madrid, you can enjoy raising a glass of Rioja or sparking cava to a toast of salud. After a day exploring Plaza Mayor or taking in a Real Madrid match, return to Hesperia Madrid for the Spanish tradition of tapas, small bites or plates. From cured Serrano Ham, Manchego cheese, calamari, shrimp, and fresh olives, you can sample the best of the Iberian Peninsula. With one tapa followed by another, you may forget which one you started with or your favorite. Olé!

Variety of toasts. Spanish tapas

9 Ways to Dine in Punta Cana

On the sugar sand beaches of Punta Cana, the Dominican Republic’s most luxurious vacation spot, you’re bound to be memorized by its natural beauty, but also its natural flavors. Punta Cana’s fresh seafood, tropical fruits, and local rum will romance your senses, a perfect compliment to the epic surroundings. By selecting your luxurious getaway at Paradisus Punta Cana, you can sample to your heart’s content with 9 different restaurants. The varied global cuisines have something for everyone. However, it would be a sin to not dine at Passion by Michelin star Chef Martin Berasategui. The sophisticated and complex tasting menu of his creations will certainly be heavenly.

barramundi steak

Beverly Hills – Making the Hollywood Cut

When in Beverly Hills, shop till you drop with the finest luxury brands on Rodeo Drive and retire to the 5-Star Beverly Wilshire poolside and its 18-foot onyx bar. All that shopping makes anyone hungry. So, the crème de la crème dine at its restaurant CUT. Founded by top chef, Wolfgang Puck, with nods by the James Beard Foundation, CUT serves up creative steak and seafood worthy of a Hollywood Oscar mention.

Foodie Getaways-Beverly Wilshire

Are you hungry for a foodie getaway like no other? Make unforgettable and savory memories in Florence, Madrid, Punta Cana, and Beverly Hills. We suggest you book today and don’t forget dessert!