A highlight of any fantastic trip is the food we eat, and what better way to delve into a new destination than through delicious, wholesome flavours?
With the help of Insight Vacations, we showcase 6 top foodie destinations of 2019 – and with some really interesting destinations in the mix, there is plenty of opportunities to enjoy a variety of fresh ingredients, seasonal menus and excellent local wines.
- Ballindalloch, Scotland
Indulge on a feast of locally sourced ingredients at Ballindalloch Castle in Scotland. Home to the Macpherson-Grants since the sixteenth Century, it is now one of the finest examples of a classic Scottish Baronial Castle. Be welcomed to the estate by a member of the Macpherson-Grant family or the Ballindalloch Trust team, before exploring the castle and its grounds. Food involves a delicious afternoon tea of homemade scones, locally produced butters and jams, with homemade cakes and chocolate crunch.
- Mali Ston Bay, Croatia
A key stop for any traveller, experience life on the seas as you sail along Croatia’s beautiful Mali Ston Bay and witness a demonstration of the process of cultivating oysters with the ship’s captain. Once you’ve learnt how to gather the oysters you’ll witness them being opened in the midst of an oyster farm before trying out the tasty treats.
- Isfiya, Israel
Over in Druze village, travellers can meet the locals and hear about their daily life before tasting their delicious, homemade food. Traditionally, Druze delicacies include rice dishes with garbanzo beans and nuts, spices, meat and cabbage, beef, and lamb. They are often served with homemade labneh cheese.
- Mount Stanserhorn, Switzerland
Where better to dine on hearty mountain food than at the top of Switzerland’s famous Mount Stanserhorn? Situated 1898m above Lake Lucerne you’ll have 360-degree views of the beautiful mountain.
- Warsaw, Poland
Don’t just taste a region’s delicacies, learn to make them for yourself with a selection of food demonstrations. In Warsaw, learn the art of dumpling-making before enjoying the doughy goodies and sitting down to a delicious traditional Polish meal of the pierogi’s.
- Fontana, Iceland
Learn about the process of making geothermal bread in a geothermal bakery. Traveller’s will find out how the bread is cooked in Iceland’s shore gravel pits before it is pulled out and you get to try some for yourself.