A holiday away can take many forms. It can be just you and your significant other sharing some time alone at a luxury spa or you and your family or friends sharing group accommodation, where ‘the more the merrier’ is the mantra of the holiday.
Whatever the case, a vacation is just as much about eating food as it is about sightseeing and having a good and relaxing time. For the food lover out there, here are some ideas on where to travel and what to do so you can be sure to get your fill of fine cuisine.
Gastro Pub Crawl
Everyone has heard of a pub crawl, right? Well, a gastro pub crawl is just like that but with food! Gastro pubs are restaurants reminiscent of pubs or craft beer breweries. Instead of serving up some cold and foamy beer – which is still available at these venues – a gastro pub drops by some of the finest local eat outs around. Often these type of pubs will organise pub crawls so locals, and tourists, of course, can sample some of the best of the best in one long afternoon.
Cheese is one of the oldest forms of food on the planet. What better way to enjoy it than seeing how it is made? There are so many cheese varieties out there that it can be a little overwhelming at times. But the good news is that wherever you go you are bound to find something different.
Visiting a dairy farm can be educational and delicious as plenty of samples are at hand to satisfy your taste buds. Classes are sometimes available for those interested in making some cheese of their own.
Wine isn’t a food but it does pair so well with most edibles. A visit to a winery gives you the chance to try some special vintages. The real treat, however, is getting to learn what wine pairs well with what food. Most wineries are more than happy to help you find the right bottle for that special meal. Some may even have food at hand for you to sample, such as cheese, olives, and chocolate, to get the sense of what goes well with what.
Everywhere you go there are regional festivals. From the corn roasts of the American Midwest to the Pizzafest in Naples, food festivals come in every shape and colour. What better way to indulge your palate and attend one yourself? If you have a taste for something specific, the odds are that you’ll find a festival that serves it up. Remember, travel insurance covers a lot of conditions but an upset stomach is not one of them so remember to enjoy everything in moderation.
These suggestions only skim the surface of what is available for the food lover on vacation. With these recommendations in mind and a bit of imagination, you can easily plan a food lovers holidays that will delight your taste buds.