Gourmet Diversity. World Cuisines.
Food lovers know that good food come in different forms. So, GOURMET DIVERSITY is a phrase we created in recognition of the variety of world cuisines. That’s why we curate your meals too! Embracing good food around the world. Traditional and modern. Formal and informal. Our travel motto →
What is ‘Gourmet’ ?
Our definition of GOURMET is Quality ingredients + Expert techniques that result in deliciousness.
Beyond the classic ideals of European fine dining, world cuisine is diverse in what and how it’s prepared. And even how it is enjoyed. In Mexico, some sauces are so complex that they are prepared by a collective community. Middle Eastern and Asian banquets are a feast for the senses.
When the Michelin Guide expanded to Japan, its evaluation criteria had to be adapted to Japan’s dining landscape. Tiny 8-seat establishments sans ‘white glove service’ were creating their version of gourmet dining.
Taste the seasons.
Time your trip for the best of the season. A fruit tastes best if it fully-ripens on the tree. What better way to appreciate food than the joy of sharing nature’s bounty together! Farm-to-table destinations →
Some farms have a cult following among fine-dining chefs and rightly so. The ingredient is the baseline for taste. So we love meeting the growers too.
Luxury ingredients, everyone?
Sustainability is not just a buzzword anymore. Facing the hard truth: our individual actions collectively add up and significant impacts the food chain. In the age of uni and truffles overload, we feel the need to expand our thinking.
Demand for ‘luxury’ ingredients is quite understandable, because they simply taste so good! However these exotic favourites had humble beginnings in the places where they were originally found. Local foodies knew the sources of nutrients and flavours in their lands & seas.
As we travel (and taste) the world, it is heartening to see a new generation of chefs who embrace their heritage and research local culinary knowledge/techniques. At Gourmet Trails, we give equal respect to tasty meals – whether it is at an avantgarde restaurant or a cosy rustic hut.
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