Wanderlust Dinners

Photo by Hoshino Resorts

Photo by Hoshino Resorts

Take your taste buds on a trip around the world – literally and figuratively – with these exclusive and inspired menus that will curb your urge to travel, at least for the time being.

 

Nippon Dinner

The first stop on our gastronomic journey is Hoshino ResortsHOSHINOYA Tokyo.  Chef Noriyuki Hamada’s new Nippon dinner concept focuses on a single key ingredient – fish – a staple of cooking at ryokans. Hamada prepares the dishes in ways inspired by the very lives of the ingredients. Fish that use seaweed and rocks to hide from prey are prepared draped with seaweed, and is plated “hiding” at the edge of the plate. Mushrooms are steamed with fall leaves picked in the same area.  The Nippon series is beginning this month and will evolve through the seasons.

 

Passport Dining

From the pristine coasts to the picturesque Alps, take a culinary tour of Italy without leaving New York.  All you need is an Olio e Piú passport…and your appetite.  Olio e Piú has created a week by week Italian adventure that allows guests to experience cuisines from all 20 regions of Italy. Go on a gastronomic tour of the best of Italy every 2 weeks and earn stamps in your dinning passport to win perks from the restaurant – including the chance to win a trip to Italy.

 

Le Cochon & Co

Go on a dining adventure to Paris…no, wait…Brooklyn?  How about both!  Alain Ducasse’s Benoit is continuing their annual Le Cochon dinner series with a new twist.  The contemporary Parisian-bistro-meets-New-York is collaborating with Billy Durney of Hometown Bar-B-Que, Red Hook’s beacon of southern-style barbecue, to create an inspired series highlighting different cuts of meat with both French and American preparations.