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Culinary Adventures October 1, 2018

If exceptional cuisine is high on your list of priorities, the following hotels and resorts all excel at tempting the taste buds.

Domes Noruz Chania, Crete, Greece



Wine connoisseurs will soon find something to love about this classy oceanfront resort which is reserved exclusively for adults. Over 160 wines are on offer at Zeen, the majority of which are sourced from small-scale local wineries. These are paired with inspired cuisine, which showcases a Cretan twist on classic dishes. If you’re in the mood for a cocktail, let the skilled mixologists at The Raw Bar know what you fancy, and they’ll create something bespoke to you, alongside mouthwatering sushi and poké bowls if you’re feeling peckish.

7 nights from £809 per person sharing an Upbeat Retreat Pool View with Plunge Pool including breakfast.
EXCLUSIVE OFFER: Save up to 25% + €100 resort credit

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Rendezvous, Saint Lucia



Celebrated as the first boutique all-inclusive couples’ resort in the Caribbean, you’d be forgiven for thinking Rendezvous is all about romance. We’re here to tell you it’s about more than starry eyes and sunsets here, though, and foodies will appreciate the resort just as much as newlyweds. From sumptuous breakfasts to languorous lunches to multi-course dinners, Rendezvous encourages guests to appreciate the art of cuisine as well as each other. Don’t let the words ‘all inclusive’ put you off – wine is served by the bottle, there are three exceptional dining venues to choose from, and talented chefs produce delicious meals ranging from fine French fare at the candlelit Trysting Place to light Caribbean dishes at toes-in-the-sand Malabar Beach Club.

7 nights from £1,989 per person sharing a Premium Garden View Room on All-Inclusive.
OFFER: Save up to 45%

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Calabash Luxury Boutique Hotel, Grenada



Gourmands will be in heaven at Calabash, a boutique all-suite hotel that delivers some of the finest cuisine on the entire island. Their signature Rhodes Restaurant is headed up by none other than celebrity chef, Gary Rhodes, and for a week in January the man himself will be in-resort cooking and sharing his knowledge with staff and guests. Cuisine served here is of the highest standard, with menus to please all palates. You must try the Calabash signature dish, shrimp and callaloo tartlet – it’s a Calabash classic and has been on the menu for over 12 years! Other highlights include the twice-baked lobster soufflé and beef tenderloin with a caramelised onion tart.

7 nights from £2,079 per person sharing a Junior Suite on Half Board.
OFFER: Complimentary Half Board
STAY: 01 Jun - 31 Jul 2019

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Cobblers Cove, Barbados



Country House charm meets Caribbean Cool. This beachfront hotel fuses the elegance of an English country home with the tropical beauty of Barbados; white sands, turquoise sea, wall-to-wall sunshine, rum punch and reggae. This is complemented by an exceptional dining venue in The Camelot Restaurant which was formerly the Barbados Hotel & Tourism Association’s ‘Restaurant of the Year’. You can expect the cuisine to be of the highest calibre here; each day, freshly-caught fish is delivered, and fruit and vegetables are sourced from local organic farms. Head Chef Jason Joseph’s been at Cobblers Cove for 10 years and will create bespoke menus for private dining experiences, or take guests on a tour of the local markets to pick out ingredients.

7 nights from £1,939 per person sharing a Cobblers Garden Suite including breakfast.
EXCLUSIVE OFFER: Two complimentary nights + Save £105 per stay

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Ozen by Atmosphere, Maldives



The words ‘all inclusive’ rarely bring to mind images of fine dining, expertly-mixed cocktails and chilled Champagne served throughout the day. But at OZEN by Atmosphere in the Maldives, that’s exactly what you’ll get, and more. Wake up to a spectacular breakfast spread accompanied by a glass of bubbles, and delight in the cuisine of six different restaurants, serving everything from colourful sushi platters at RAW, to fragrant Far Eastern cuisine at Peking. The jewel in OZEN’s crown, however, is the magnificent M6M, an underwater restaurant showcasing majestic marine views alongside immaculately prepared and presented seafood dishes.

7 nights from £3,449 per person sharing an Earth Villa on All-Inclusive.
OFFER: Stay 7 Pay 5 + save 10%

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Cap Maison, Saint Lucia



Home to one of the very best restaurants in Saint Lucia, foodies will be in their element at this Hispanic-style boutique hotel. The acclaimed Cliff at Cap restaurant serves Caribbean-French fusion cuisine from its magnificent setting atop a bluff overlooking the ocean and out to Martinique. It’s headed up by Welsh-born Executive Chef Craig Jones, who was awarded Caribbean Chef of the Year in 2016. Wine buffs have something to rejoice about here too, with a befuddling 239 different wines to choose from. A second restaurant, The Naked Fisherman, is located down by the beach, offers a laid back Caribbean vibe, and serves up mouthwatering seafood stews, lobster rolls, steaks and salads.

7 nights from £1,825 per person sharing a Gardenview Room including breakfast.
EXCLUSIVE OFFER: Save 30% + complimentary dinner for two

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Elegant Hotels, Barbados

With Elegant Hotels’ Taste of Elegance Dine Around Programme, you have access to almost 20 different restaurants and bars at sister resorts along the west coast of the island. That means you could be sampling Asian fusion cuisine at Waves one night, followed by high-end creations at Treasure Beach the next.* Each day is a new epicurean adventure with Elegant Hotels, and there’s a complimentary daytime water taxi to whisk you from one to the next, to enjoy both the dining venues and facilities of each, whenever you please. Here are some of our top picks you can’t miss if you’re planning a stay at one of these stylish west-coast resorts.

Tapestry Restaurant, Treasure Beach



Beautifully-presented dishes crafted by an award-winning chef have made Tapestry Restaurant one of the most exciting places to dine in Barbados. From tasty tapas plates to the innovative Chef’s Palette menu featuring colourful and creative dishes, there’s plenty to delight the taste buds here.

7 nights from £1,499 per person sharing a Garden View One Bedroom Suite including breakfast.
OFFER: Save up to 40%.

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Shisho, Waves Hotel & Spa



For flavoursome sushi, noodles and curries, look no further than Shisho at wellness-focused Waves Hotel & Spa. Inspired by the dishes of the Far East, Shisho delivers on exceptional and authentic cuisine in an elegant adults-only setting.

7 nights from £1,749 per person sharing a Standard Guest Room on All-Inclusive.
OFFER: Save up to 35% + children under 5 stay free

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The Cave Bar, Crystal Cove



Named one of the best swim-up bars in the world, Crystal Cove’s Cave Bar is tucked away behind a waterfall and carved into the rocks that line the lagoon-style pool. A refreshing shower followed by a cold rum punch – the perfect remedy for those balmy Caribbean days!

7 nights from £1,859 per person sharing a Pool/Garden View Room on All-Inclusive.
OFFER: Save up to 35%

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Asagio's, Turtle Beach



Dress to impress at this Italian fine dining restaurant which is open for dinner-only five times a week. Reservations are most certainly required and you can expect to be served the most exquisite dishes accompanied by exceptional service.

7 nights from £1,735 per person sharing a Junior Suite on All-Inclusive.
OFFER: Save up to 40%

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Sunset Deck Restaurant, Colony Club



This all-day dining restaurant offers sweeping views of the ocean and features an extensive offering, with everything from local flying fish which is a Barbados staple, to crisp Mediterranean salads. Award-winning theme nights including Lobster & Jazz evening and Sunday Brunch are held here throughout the week.

7 nights from £1,549 per person sharing a Pool/Garden View Room including breakfast.
OFFER: Save up to 40% + $100 Food & Beverage credit

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Things not to miss...

The below options aren't included in the Taste of Elegance programme, but we recommend giving them a try during your stay in Barbados nonetheless.

The House & Daphne's



Stay at The House and you can look forward to an indulgent Champagne breakfast to begin each day, plus lunch and dinner from adjacent restaurant, Daphne’s. A west-coast institution, Daphne’s attracts holidaymakers and locals alike with its contemporary Italian cuisine and romantic waterfront setting. Barbados native, Rihanna, even named it as one of her favourite places to dine on the island. Guests of Elegant Hotels receive a complimentary watermelon martini.

7 nights from £2,099 per person sharing a Garden View One Bedroom Suite including breakfast.
OFFER: Save up to 40% + complimentary room upgrade

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If you’d like to find out more, give one of our expert travel advisers a call on 020 7751 0660 or fill out the form below.



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