Whether it’s sampling steaks in Argentina or tucking into truffles in Italy, experiencing delicious South African braai or feasting on fragrant dishes in a Thai market, luxury Holidays and good food always go delightfully hand-in-hand.
Recently we’ve seen a huge surge in the trend of organic kitchens and hotel restaurants producing incredibly tasty food from produce from their own estates. And we love it. Here’s a pick of some of our favourite hotels where their very organic kitchens dish up tasty food to more than match the hotels themselves.
1. Cavas Wine Lodge, Argentina
The menu at Cavas Wine Lodge changes with the seasons, and reflects the finest organic offerings for a South American holiday. And of course there is the wine… Cavas Wine Lodge itself is nestled within a 35-acre vineyard at the foot of the mighty Andes Mountain range and showcases some 250 carefully selected wines from its neighbours.
the cavas wine lodge
2. Como Shambala Estate, Bali
Exotic, locally sourced, organic food is served up across Ubud’s Como Shambala Estate’s three restaurants. With an emphasis on healthy eating- but still mouth-watering and highly satisfying, this luxurious holistic health retreat also provides a nutritional analysis to any guests wishing to fine-tune their diets on their holiday.
3. Hacienda de San Antonio, Mexico
Built on a coffee plantation at the end of the 19th century, traditional Hacienda de San Antonio is more than a hotel: it’s an experience in itself. Eating at Hacienda de San Antonio is a real treat with delicious international and Mexican cuisine prepared using organic dairy produce, meats, fruit and vegetables sourced from the hacienda’s own farms and ranch.
4. Masseria Torre Maizza, Puglia – Itlay
An exquisite boutique hotel located within acres of olive groves overlooking the azure Mediterranean, Masseria Torre Maizza combines rustic Italian style with sophisticated contemporary chic. The food is divine and seventy percent of the food served in the two restaurants is grown in the kitchen gardens and surrounding orchards. Guests can also learn to cook at Maizza’s own cookery school.
5. Jnane Tamsna, Marrakech
Within 15 acres of stunning gardens lies Jnane Tamsna, a charming Moorish Hacienda that offers peace, tranquility and incredible Moroccan cuisine just fifteen minutes away from the sights, smells and sounds of the bustling souks and Medina. The fruit and vegetables grown in the organic garden are used to create the superb Mediterranean /Moroccan cuisine that Jnane Tamsna offers.
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the Jnane House East and North façade
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