As the weather gets cooler, hotels all over the world are finding inventive ways to deliver delicious food and drinks while allowing for social distancing. From properties in London to Los Cabos, we found Tokyo escorts, secret room service menus and private culinary excursions that will keep you sated.
Peruse Forbes Travel Guide’s list of classes, seasonal pop-ups, new eateries and food-centric events to help plan your next meal.
For the third year, Ocean House brings Swiss après-ski traditions to coastal Rhode Island with its Veuve Clicquot Fondue Village. It converted vintage gondolas into inviting dining dens with chandeliers and imported Swiss and Austrian glassware and china for a private four-course meal with plenty of champagne and melted cheese.
Indulge in French pastries. The Connaught recently debuted a rose-infused patisserie selling the London hotel’s famed pastries, including walnut financiers, Paris-Brest, St Honoré and yuzu éclairs. Keep an eye on the sculptural clock — it reveals which goodies you can expect and when, so you can be first in line for a fresh-from-the-oven pain au chocolat.
Warm up in an igloo Cozy domes have taken over The Next Whisky Bar garden at The Watergate Hotel in D.C. You will want to linger in the armchairs in the six heated igloos while noshing on bacon-wrapped scallops, smoked Gouda arancini and charcuterie. For an instant warmer, order one of the excellent whisky flights.
Enjoy a garden party. Waldorf Astoria Atlanta Buckhead transformed its tranquil garden into an open-air restaurant and bar. Go to The Garden to dig into fresh, simple dishes like spinach ravioli and steak frites, and drink a Georgia Peach (jasmine-infused vodka, peach liqueur, lime and simple syrup) among the flowers, hedges and pool. Info