HIDDEN GEM RESTAURANT RECOMMENDATIONS FOR YOUR NEXT HOLIDAY
Food adds colour, flavour, sweetness and spice to any travel adventure. If you’re a fervent foodie, feast your eyes on Teletext Holidays’ top food and drink hidden gems across the globe.
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SOMMET RESTAURANT, GSTAAD
Sommet is a Michelin-starred restaurant at the Alpina Gstaad in the Bernese Oberland of Switzerland – the first five-star hotel to have been built in this area in more than a century. Led by executive chef Martin Göschel, who has more than 20 years in the industry, Sommet is a restaurant where the food takes centre stage. It features incredible creations such as this 'yellow lemon' dessert, made with white chocolate and yellow food colouring, a little sugar to give it texture, Chantilly cream and a yuzu sorbet.
LORRAINE'S MAGIC HILL, LOURDAS BEACH, KEFALONIA, GREECE
Lorraine’s Magic Hill is a place that we would never have found if it wasn't for a friendly local fisherman we met in the north of Kefalonia who insisted we visit. Low and behold, it was stunning. The restaurant is right on top of Lourdas Beach and has stunning unobstructed views of the sea and surrounding mountains along the restaurant's own vegetable plot in front of the sea.
Lorraine is lovely and will personally engage with diners to ensure they are having the best time, including making recommendations from the menu. We followed Lorraine’s advice and tried some amazing dishes including mushroom saganaki, grilled octopus and spanakopita, a popular Greek savoury pie.
Lorraine’s Magic Hill is completely family-run and this is evident from the welcoming and hospitable atmosphere you’re immersed in from beginning to end. This is simply a great place to visit to sample delicious authentic Greek cuisine, take in stunning views and experience genuine Greek hospitality.
MAZEL TOV, BUDAPEST
Tucked away in a nondescript area of Budapest, you'd walk straight past Mazel Tov without a second thought if you didn't know the beauty inside. When you're lucky enough to stumble across it in your search for a great lunch like I did, you'll immediately fall in love with the bright interior, hanging greens, and the delectable food menu. Here you’ll find falafel, the most delicious hummus and gin cocktails to wash it all down.
CHARLEVILLE, NORTH FRANCE
The food in Charleville in the north of France had me drooling the whole weekend. France is well known for its food, but visit this lesser known destination and you're in for an extra special treat, whether it's eating at one of their well-priced fine dining restaurants like Sel et Poivre or Table d'Arthur or trying one of the local bakery specialities. Galette a suc literally means 'cake to suck' and is a delicious mix between a pizza and a pancake. Or try the special galette ardennaise for a melt-in-your-mouth creamy alternative. Many of the local cafes let you sit and enjoy your boulangerie goods at their tables on the main square if you buy a coffee or chocolate chaud. A perfect way to start your morning in Charleville!