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There's a bevy of options for travelers looking to whet their appetites around the globe. We've rounded up a series of top tips, events and trends to keep in mind.
Fathom recently visited this eco-concious restaurant, where guests sit at a long communal table to eat specialties from a menu centered around “broth and bones.”
Base broths are made from upcycled bones sourced from the kitchens of Melbourne's best restaurants, such as Attica, Rockpool, and the European.
Supporters of the establishment’s zero-waste mentality would likely appreciate the experience dining “down under.”
Cooking Lessons at Rosewood Mayacoba
The resort’s La Ceiba Garden & Kitchen, which opened in October, will offer step-by-step classes that are based on the restaurant’s menu such as Yucatan Hacienda Classics, Moles from Oaxaca, Ceviches and Fruits of the Sea and Asado, the Art of Grilling and Smoking.
Guests will not only learn cooking techniques, but will also have the chance to share and enjoy their creations during a family-style meal under the stars.
The two-hour lessons are capped at eight guests and are held every Monday and Wednesday. The price includes a complimentary cocktail and recipe book for each guest.
Culinary Offerings Beyond Sushi
Although sushi usually comes to mind, writer Jeremy Hill recently visited Japan to prove the country’s cuisine extends further than raw fish.
The Daily Telegraph spotlights dishes including kaiseki ryori, a high-end multi-course dinner, and izakaya, where diners order from a menu of small plates.
United Arab Emirates
The Dubai Food Festival 2015
For those traveling to Dubai this February, the culinary celebration will run for its second year from February 6-28. This year the event will focus on four themes: Emirati Cuisine, Homegrown Restaurants, Multi-cultural Dining and Street Food and International Chefs and Restaurants.
Both new events, like the region's-first foodie film nights, Dubai Food & Film, and 2014 favorites, including Beach Canteen, Dubai Food Carnival, Taste of Peru, GulFood and the Global Restaurant Investment Forum (GRIF) will take place during the 2015 festival.
Napa Wine Tastings… in Charleston
The Napa Valley Education Center and Tasting Room (NVEC) in Charleston, SC has just announced its opening and plans to offer weekly Wednesday through Saturday tastings from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.
The Center’s Wine Club members will have access to EduTastings, private educational samplings that are held on Friday evenings. Other guest offerings include a Distinguished Speaker Series, which will bring high profile members of the wine industry to Charleston to share their experiences and knowledge. The first is scheduled for the Grand Opening in early March.