The latest trend in theme travel is the foodie destination. Culinary lovers will delight in finding the perfect dining and travel destination, balancing food and drink in idyllic settings. Here are four delicious destinations designed to please any taste bud and quest for adventure:
SINGLETHREAD FARM – HEALDSBURG, CALIFORNIA: Located in a quaint Northern California town, this farm-to-table restaurant is able to capitalize on the rich amount of fresh food and seasonal flavors of California’s wine country. Boasting both Japanese-inspired food and wine tours, SingleThread is a Michelin-starred location offering sweeping views of the Russian River Valley. In addition to the exquisite food, guests can experience the very best of Sonoma and Napa Valley wine using Healdsburg as home base.
THE INN AT SERENBE – PALMETTO, GEORGIA: Visitors to the Inn at Serenbe will delight in both the amazing food and the charming inn. Conveniently located just outside of Atlanta, this idyllic inn and restaurant boast 27 guest rooms nestled on 36 acres. Although the menu relies on the seasonal availability of the food, the theme gravitates toward upscale Southern cooking, all served up with oodles of hospitality.
BLACKBERRY FARM – WALLAND, TENNESSEE: This perfect summer getaway combines quaint lodging with exquisite food. All of this comes with never-ending glasses of wine and whiskey, situated on a 4,200-acre estate at the foothills of the scenic Smoky Mountains. The vast array of sustainable and local foods combine to deliver an explosion for the taste buds at every meal. Those looking to expand their own culinary skills can opt to participate in any of the many cooking workshops and demonstrations, all designed to expand your knowledge and cultivate a deeper love and understanding of fresh foods.
THE WILLOWS INN – LUMMI ISLAND, WASHINGTON: Travelers looking to escape reality would be wise to explore this gem of an island, located in the San Juan Island chain off the coast of Washington state. James Beard Award-winning chef Blaine Wetzel uses the island’s rich bounty of fresh seafood and produce to deliver a menu rich in local flavors. The cozy inn offers a perfect getaway on an island rich in outdoor activities. Guests will delight in the ample opportunities to hike, bike, kayak, fish, and go whale watching.