Deliciously Authentic Dining
Great food is at the heart of every journey, and we believe dining is an experience, rather than just fuel for your body. Get the full flavor of a destination by dining as locals do, whether that’s enjoying a traditional meal in their home or in a restaurant that only residents know about. From thoughtful vegetarian options to seasonal specialties in amazing locations, you’ll sip, savor and sense the local flair at every meal.
LOCALLY INSPIRED VEGETARIAN CHOICES
If you’re looking for vegetarian dishes, you’ll appreciate the variety of thoughtful dining options available for every included meal. Talented chefs whip up innovative dishes packed with flavour from the freshest local ingredients. Your Travel Director can also give some tips for the best veggie options in town when you choose to dine in your leisure time.
Heskyn Mill, Saltash, England
Dine on local ingredients carefully foraged from the local area or grown by farmers that live nearby. Hear more about the food waste and sustainable planning at this former historic mill as you enjoy a mushroom Wellington, made from field and forest mushrooms.
DINE IN LOCAL RESTAURANTS
Savour delicious meals that reflect the local culinary tradition and soak up the ambiance in outstanding settings. From the most famous Parisian brasserie in the world to an iconic dining room in Budapest, you’ll taste local delicacies in the heart of each place you visit.
Castello San Marco, Taormina, Italy
Dine in the shadow of Mt. Etna in a baroque castle, surrounded by gardens of freshly blooming produce. The seafood and fish come straight from the nearby Mediterranean Sea, and the chef uses only Sicilian ingredients that grow locally.
FROM LOCAL FARMS TO YOUR TABLE
Whether in a coastal trattoria or on a sustainable farm, dine on fresh ingredients sourced locally. Raise a glass of wine in a stunning vineyard, savour the burst of flavour from a just-shucked oyster in a Croatian natural reserve, and taste robust cheeses in Luxembourg.
The 19th Green Guest House, Killarney, Ireland
Join chef John and his wife Freda for drinks and a personal insight into traditional Irish recipes. Hear more about their farm-to-fork ethos while savouring a sustainable meal using ingredients sourced within a five-mile radius.
DINE AT HOME WITH LOCALS
Our local hosts welcome small groups into their home so you can truly immerse in the culture. Make new friends as you find out the secrets of their favourite dish and hear stories about their lives. These memorable meals will stay with you long after the holiday has ended.
As an Insight guest, you will be invited to dine at home with a carefully chosen family and a small group of your fellow travellers. Hear about life since the war and get up close and personal with the real people who call this city home.
Learn about traditional cuisine and regional specialties during a fun and often interactive cooking lesson right inside the kitchen, followed by a taste of the final dish.
C'est Bon, Ottawa, Canada
You'll join a cooking demonstration at C'est Bon. Set in their state-of-the-art kitchen facilities close to ByWard Market, you'll learn new culinary skills and more about local cuisine. Ingredients include Canadian staples such as maple sugar, haskaps, labrador tea and wild flowers.
Celebrate the last night of your journey with a meal to remember. Handpicked by our resident foodie experts, these memorable dinners are at some of the best and highest-rated restaurants on your trip and offer you the chance to bid a stylish farewell to new friends.
Gundel, Budapest, Hungary
For your Celebration Dinner you are treated to mouthwatering Hungarian specialities, accompanied by specially selected Hungarian wines, as you dine at the elegant Gundel restaurant.
A night out focusing on excellent gastronomy at acclaimed local restaurants—usually paired with music or entertainment, and of course, great wine!
Ashford Castle, Mayo, Ireland.
Dine like Royalty at Ashford Castle. Choose from dishes such as the slow roasted rib of beef served with a homemade béarnaise sauce and a red wine and shallot jus. End your meal with a selection of desserts including Nyangbo frozen chocolate mousse served with estate grown crabpear gel.
Indulge in an unforgettable lunch featuring the culinary specialties of your destination.
Laguna Piuray, Sacred Valley Peru
Enjoy lunch like the locals do. In Peru, discover the traditional way Peruvians have been preparing their food using hot stones since the time of the Inca empire.
TRUSTED PARTNERS, EXCEPTIONAL STANDARDS
Our resident foodies are constantly exploring to make sure you visit a wide selection of authentic places to dine. We only choose culinary partners that meet our exceptional standards and seek out innovative new options so that your food experiences are another highlight of your amazing trip.Learn More