If you’re a real foodie couple, these fabulous honeymoon destinations from Thomson Weddings are bound to tickles your taste buds! El Berwick reveals four locations that combine style and substance…
Le Chique restaurant, Mexico
Sensatori Resort Mexico’s gourmet restaurant, Le Chique, is best known for its 14-course dining spectacular, where ‘weird’, ‘wonderful’ and ‘wow’ are the watchwords. Head chef Jonatan Gomez Luna did a stint under Ferrán Adriá – the legend who headed up elBulli – and now oversees a menu that has featured edible roses, liquid olives and, bizarrely, cigar smoke. Heston Blumenthal eat your heart out, this is one dining experience you’ll never forget.
Italy – and Sorrento, in particular – is hands down one of the best honeymoon locations in which to share food. After tying the knot at the achingly beautiful Cloisters of San Francesco, foodie couples can linger over wood-fired pizzas the size of tractor wheels and double scoops of creamy gelato in one of the town’s trattorias. For a real taste of the Amalfi Coast, eat net-fresh seafood under the stars, finished off with an ice-cold Limoncello. La dolce vita, indeed.
Santamus restaurant, Lapland
If you thought Lapland was all Santa, snow and sleds, you’ve been missing out on one of its most famed ingredients. Santamus restaurant, in Rovaniemi, serves up gourmet Lappish dishes with a backdrop that looks like it’s jumped out of a fairytale. The open-plan kitchen means you can watch the chefs prepare the locally-produced organic fare, like roasted arctic char or beef tenderloin with juniper potato cake. Make sure you watch out for the wooden boat at the end of the meal, though. That’s all we’re saying.
Aroma Stone Grill, Crete
There’s only one thing nicer than the sound of the sea while you’re dining, and that’s the sound of the sea and a juicy rib-eye sizzling in front of you. And that’s precisely the kind of background noise you can expect with a meal at Sensatori Resort Crete’s star attraction, thanks to the restaurant’s open sides and beach-front setting. But better still, your meal comes served on a hot stone – hence the name of the restaurant– and cooks, tantalisingly, in front of your eyes. Just save room for dessert – the cinnamon apple pie is to die for.
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