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9 Crave-Worthy Destinations to Visit Abroad

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By Eddie Carter
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Take in the beauty of the Swiss Alps, sample wines in an expansive Italian vineyard, or dine above the clouds. Wherever you travel this holiday season, Tock has plenty of globally recognized restaurants for you to discover. Explore our list of crave-worthy international food destinations.

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ernst

Berlin, BE

Ernst’s intimate 8-seat dining experience highlights the best produce from Berlin and the surrounding regions of Germany. With cooking techniques grounded in Japanese culture and a strong focus on sourcing, each season brings a new tasting menu. The Autumn menu features ripening root vegetables, Asian citrus, Italian produce, Atlantic fish, and Austrian cuts of meat.

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Joni Restaurant

Toronto, ON

Inspired by the spirit of Toronto’s arts district, Joni Restaurant harmonizes casual bistro dining with contemporary cooking techniques. Chef Jonathan Williams curates a seasonally-driven 7-course tasting menu designed to intrigue and satisfy the neighborhood diner, epicurean, and traveler alike.

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The Sea, The Sea Hackney

London, GB

Leandro Carreira prepares the best fresh and dry-aged fish from around the UK at his 12-seat chef’s table. Within six hours of being caught, fish from all along the coast are delivered, cleaned, and featured on the daily tasting menu. Other cuts are kept in a handmade bespoke aging box to dry-age.

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MonteRosola

Volterra, IT

MonteRosola’s contemporary winery rests on the hillside overlooking the ancient land of Volterra, Tuscany. Experience the unique tannis, tastes, and flavors of their wines with an introductory, educational, or connoisseur tour (depending on your level of expertise). Each guided tasting offers a journey through the estate’s history and the region’s specialties.

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Alouette

Copenhagen, DK

Alouette is unbound by convention, yet rooted in nature and seasonality. The 5-course menu changes weekly, offering a unique taste of Danish ingredients and hearth-fired cuisine. Michelin says Alouette has an “underground, rock ‘n’ roll vibe.” Make this a must when in Copenhagen.

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The Dolder Grand Specials

Zürich, CH

Take in the Swiss mountains, indulge in a traditional English afternoon tea, or go on a culinary journey through the Middle East. This historic European hotel has been satisfying guests with unique and noteworthy culinary experiences for over 100 years. Which will you choose?

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nomad Handschuhsheim

Heidelberg, DE

The motto of this brunchery is simple: great ingredients make great food. Created by husband and wife team Suna and Ellis, nomad serves family-style breakfast favorites in three distinct locations across the historic German city of Heidelberg. Enjoy oven-baked French toast, fluffy pancakes with bacon, housemade cake, or a cup of espresso while overlooking the Neckar river.

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Gütsch by Markus Neff

Andermatt, CH

The mountains are calling. This restaurant sits high atop the Swiss Alps with a breathtaking view of the summits. Chef Markus Neff centers his cuisine from the valley low to the mountains high, with an elevated yet grounded twist on fine dining. Go for a mountain lunch above the clouds.

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Saltz Restaurant

Zürich, CH

Unforgettable culinary experiences happen at Saltz Restaurant. Designed by artist Rolf Sachs, the atmosphere of the split dining room invites guests to question their preconceptions and see things from a completely new angle. Julian Mai took over as head chef in 2016, creating a sophisticated menu based on the ingredients and specialities of the region.

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