Tired of eating at all the same things at all the same places? Looking for some new ideas that are unique, tasty and romantic? According to Black Tomato’s “Top 5 Ultimate Dining Experiences” it’s time to think globally. If you live to eat and love to travel, consider the following sights and locations: The Great Wall, China; The Northern Lights, Iceland; Son Doong Cave, Vietnam; Angkor Wat, Cambodia; and the Ubud Hanging Gardens in Bali.
The Great Wall of China is one of the world’s largest, and most famous historical sites. According to Black Tomato’s list, dining at The Great Wall is like “dining atop your own private Great Wall watchtower surrounded by nothing but emerald green mountains.” Live music can also be arranged to entertain you and your guest(s) while you eat.
While The Great Wall is sure to be unforgettable, sharing a meal while gazing up at the Aurora Borealis in Iceland promises to be just as magical. In Iceland you can enjoy scenic views and personal butler service as you snuggle up in a luxury tent.
Son Doong Cave, Vietnam was discovered in 2009, and much of it is still unexplored or only accessible by boat. If the other options don’t appeal to you, fill your stomach in the belly of the world’s largest cave, surrounded by ancient stalagmites and hundreds of flickering candles.
Deep within Siem Reap’s tropical forests, the temples of Angkor Wat are one of Cambodia’s most treasured archaeological wonders. They are also a romantic place to spend the evening sipping champagne under the stars while feasting on gourmet dishes based on authentic Khmer Empire recipes. A private waiter and traditional musical performances can also be arranged.
Last but not least on the menu: Ubud Hanging Gardens, Bali. Here, nestled between volcanoes and surrounded by rainforest, a personal waiter will serve you samples of local delicacies. If you have room for anything else, Black Tomato recommends taking “an after-dinner stroll through tropical rainforest to the holy water temple where a priest will perform a purification ritual, followed by a moonlit foot massage on the riverside bamboo deck.” Although they are on the planet, some would call these dining experiences out of this world.