Looking for a luxurious way to send the end of lockdown off in style? For months now, we’ve been missing out on extravagant fine dining dinners, so what better time to book yourself in at one of the world’s best Michelin-starred restaurants for an evening of sheer opulence, and a mouth-watering menu to match?
No doubt, it sounds like an appealing prospect, but you can do far better than that. What if, instead of taking a chauffeur driven car to get there, you could charter a private jet to fly you to your dinner date instead? Taking glamorous evenings out to lofty new heights, here at LLM, we can’t think of a more sophisticated way to arrive.
The world is a vast and mysterious place, and there are millions of restaurants to choose from, but some restaurants offer something far more than simply decadent food alone. Adding unrivalled ambience, history and a whole new experience to the table, these are the dining options that should be top of your list for 2021 – the full luxury treatment guaranteed.
Best of all, you can enjoy all three in just a matter of days – or even hours – when chartering your private jet, enjoying the utmost in five-star service along the way.
La Route Du Miam, Nice
Despite the many excellent restaurants worldwide, few, if any, can compare to the indubitable La Route Du Miam in Nice, France. In just one hour and 45 minutes, you can dash from London to Nice to explore the treats and treasures of this exquisite dining spot – and it’s certainly worth the effort for the evening of sheer decadence that awaits. La Route Du Miam has received outstanding reviews by thousands of diners from across the globe, and continues to thrill customers with excellent service and delicious French dishes of the finest duck breast, foie gras and beef.
La Route Du Miam restaurant is praised for its food, service, value and atmosphere in a multitude of ways, and there’s little denying that it has the ‘wow’ factor. A little gem that you simply must visit at least once in your lifetime, we recommend making it your first port of call for a luxury dinner this year.
While in Nice, there are many other attractions and places to see, and after flying out of your way to get here, you might as well make the most of it. Your visit to Nice wouldn’t be complete without some time spent people-watching, and there are some great spots for a post-dinner evening stroll.
The Promenade des Anglais is the beating heart of the city, and with four miles of promenade to walk, to jog and to see and be seen whilst taking in ocean views along the way, it’s a must. Pause at the Plage Beau Rivage – Niece’s beautiful beach – where the beautiful people hang out, to take in the city’s electric night-time atmosphere.
From here, you can make your way down to the Old Town of Nice – where you’ll experience the liveliness and charm of this exquisite French city to the full. The Old Town is perpetually buzzing with life, both day and night.
Don’t fancy being outdoors? The M.AM.A.C. Museum of modern contemporary art houses a permanent collection tracing the history of the European and American avant-garde since the 1960s, and is a great place to spend an hour or two before you check into your hotel.
Not content with one mouth-watering meal? Then there’s no need to settle for just one city, either. From Nice, you can fly over to the historic and ancient city of Rome for more decadence. There are many reputable restaurants in Rome, but there are none that quite rival the iconic Pierluigi. Acclaimed globally as one of the world’s most renowned restaurants and the best restaurant in Rome, the Pierluigi has been delighting diners for decades – and an evening here is enough to reveal exactly why it has become so highly sought-after.
Celebrities and dignitaries have favoured Pierluigi for years and from the Obamas to the Zuckerbergs, Hilary Clinton to John Kerry, this opulent restaurant can count numerous people of note amongst its customers.
The restaurant’s commitment to excellence has seen it continuously improve its offerings over the years to include a sparkling new cocktail bar, along with a dynamic team of young chefs to give its menu a total makeover. Be prepared to be delighted with signature creations such as orecchiette with turnip greens, cuttlefish ragout, taralli crisps, pecorino cheese and mixed salad with fresh pears and pomegranates.
While in Rome, visiting the following sites is on everyone’s sightseeing list. After all, it would be practically rude not to. It’s impossible to visit Rome without walking past the Colosseum and the Arch of Constantine. The Vatican City – a city that is an international state in its own right, is also a must – but be sure to book tickets in advance to avoid the long queues. The Pantheon – The burial place of Italian kings – is another iconic spot to add to your list, and a great place to pause and admire the view.
If you still have room for some more culinary adventures and don’t mind travelling a little further afield, there is no better place to head than Dubai. Here, the top restaurant spot competition is fierce, with many rating bodies changing their lists every year. Some lists focus on the process, some on the menu and others on the setting – but appearing on any of them is a great honour, and one restaurant has managed to remain head and shoulders above the rest.
Zuma, located in the international financial centre in the vicinity of the Burj Khalifa, has distinguished itself not just as a restaurant, but as an experience. Created by German-born chef Rainer Becker, Zuma was imported from Knightsbridge, London to Dubai and in 2020, and received three Time Pit Dubai awards – Restaurant of the Year, Best Japanese Restaurant and Best Brunch.
For over a decade, Zuma has delighted its customers with its unique Japanese Izakaya style of dining, raising the Japanese Izakaya style to a whole new level of lavish luxury dining. The menu is creative and authentic, with offerings such as miso-marinated black cod, steak with truffles, sushi and sashimi. All meals are exquisitely tasty and beautifully served – making for a truly memorable experience all round.
In addition to excellent meals, Zuma also offers a stylish, spacious dining space particularly suitable for these socially-distanced times. The restaurant has remained consistent despite the changing times, restrictions and lockdowns.
These suggestions are just a taster of some of the sights and delights to be seen and experienced. In Nice, in Rome or Dubai, many delights are waiting to take your breath away – and with a private charter, there is no need to make a long, arduous journey or get caught up with flight schedules and delays.
In fact, you can visit all three of these beautiful places in no time at all. Imagine the ease of having breakfast in London, lunch in Rome and dinner in Dubai. All that and more is possible when you choose the right way to fly.