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Dreaming of Peru: Unlikely Traditions

We may not be traveling to Peru just yet, but that dream is now a little closer to home thanks to Chef James Berckemeyer of Lima’s COSME restaurant. In this next recipe from our international cooking club, Chef James got together (from afar) with Italian writer and TV personality Csaba Dalla Zorza to help us … Explore More

Art Museums

There’s no shortage of world-renowned works of art to behold. If you find yourself visiting New York City, Bangkok or Rome, make a day of it with a few museums to visit and places to eat nearby.

Miami’s Many Cultures

Miami’s many cultural influences are all over this must-see city. From the neighborhoods to the foods to the sights and sounds, there’s a mishmash of homegrown styles to take in. And with most residents not even born in Miami, the representation from all over the world will have you jumping from place to place to … Explore More

Miami by Water

Everyone knows that the water is where it’s at in Miami. There are all kinds of beaches, each with a different character of its own, ready for any way you want to spend your day. Not to mention waterfalls and swamps and everything in between. There’s a reason it’s called the Magic City — must … Explore More

The Glam Side of Miami

Decadent art deco buildings. Sleek, lavish cars driving down Ocean Avenue. Beautiful people in bathing suits along South Beach. Miami has long been a city that loves to go over the top and put its best, most glamorous foot forward. And you too will find yourself drawn to its many shiny, alluring qualities. 

Do London Like A Royal

So, you weren’t born into the monarchy. Why should that stop you from enjoying the best London has to offer? Whether it’s checking out a palace or indulging in a bit of luxury, our list will have you feeling like a genuine member of the House of Windsor.

Places To Up Your Instagram Game

From grand, imposing landmarks to character-filled streets, London is yours for the taking—or should we say, snapping. Whether it’s pop culture or old world charm, many of the top spots for photos are also the best places to explore. So, charge that phone, head for your favorite spot and have some fun.    

Taste the Many Sides of London

If you’ve got a craving, London has just the dish. With spices that surprise and thoughtfully-sourced ingredients, this city has redefined modern gastronomy and brought near-forgotten techniques back from the brink. So, join us in taking a culinary tour of one of the world’s most cosmopolitan dining scenes.  

Taste of Sydney

We sent Australian travel influencer Chloe Barry-Hang to Taste of Sydney to see how she enjoyed the Diners Clubmember experience. Here, she describes her time at the festival. Whenever I’m asked which city has the best food scene out of all the cities I’ve travelled to, I always answer, Sydney. Biased I may be, but … Explore More

Taste of London

If you find yourself in London this fall, you owe it to yourself to attend Taste of London: The Festive Edition – a food festival showcasing the best chefs, eateries, and trends of London’s culinary scene. This is your chance to try gourmet dishes at a fraction of cost and attend exclusive cooking classes that … Explore More

Destination Spotlight – London

London is the city that beckons you back to visit. You’d think that after the London Eye and Buckingham Palace, St Paul’s Cathedral and Westminster Abbey and dozens of other attractions you’ve done over the first two or three visits, you’ve seen everything. Not quite; it may just be the opportunity to do something different. … Explore More

Taste of Roma: An Exclusive Diners Club Experience

Destination Spotlight – Rome

We sent Italian travel and lifestyle blogger Manuela Vitulli to Taste of Roma to get her take on the Diners Clubmember experience. The following post appeared on her blog, Pensieri in Viaggio, on Oct. 1, 2018, and has been translated and edited for clarity. I have always enjoyed the Roman gastronomic scene. In the last … Explore More

The Sydney Opera House

Destination Spotlight – Sydney

Sydney is one of the most celebrated cities in the world, and it doesn’t need a long introduction. The Opera House, the Sydney Harbor Bridge, and its iconic beaches like Bondi Beach are printed on countless postcards and travel brochures. These three major Sydney attractions are very close to each other and perfectly walkable. Wherever … Explore More

Chefs Maria Elena Lugo-Zermeño and Gerardo Vázquez Lugo’s Soft Shell Crab Michmole

Before being honored with the Diners Club® Lifetime Achievement Award at Latin America’s 50 Best Restaurants, Chefs María Elena Lugo-Zermeño and Gerardo Vázquez gave us an exclusive look at one of their favorite dishes: Soft shell crab michmole. Try making this delicious recipe at home! Michmole 1/2 kilogram tomatillo 1/2 serving white onion 2 serrano … Explore More

Destination Spotlight – Rome

Maybe it’s true that all roads lead to Rome, but they don’t lead to all of Rome’s districts. Tourists understandably flock to the Pantheon, Colosseum, and St. Peter’s Basilica, among other world-famous sights, while lesser-known treasures often remain undiscovered. That’s a shame because Rome hides its share of incredible surprises in plain view, as long … Explore More

Italy Taste Festivals

If you’re interested in Italian cuisine and planning on being in the Eternal City at the end of September, there is one event you can’t allow yourself to miss. Taste of Roma is an annual cooking festival bringing together the hungry public and some of Rome’s most celebrated chefs, sommeliers, and mixologists. This is a … Explore More

Guidelines To Tipping Around the World

Tipping practices vary around the globe — don’t wait till you’ve ordered your roasted harissa salad to figure out whether or not to leave a tip in Dubai. Get prepared with these guidelines for gratuities around the world.   Tipping in Europe In Europe, 10-15% is becoming a standard and welcome tip for restaurant meals. … Explore More

Dining Travel Trends – Bangkok

Welcome to the Bangkok fine dining scene. In this town, not only does the food taste and look good, but it also goes easy on your wallet. And it’s money well-spent – back at home, food of this caliber would set you back hundreds of dollars, euros or pounds. The food scene of Bangkok is … Explore More

Chef Gastón Acurio Q&A

World’s 50 Best Restaurants 2018 Chef Gastón Acurio Q&A   We sat at the table with Chef Gastón Acuriom, winner of 2018 Diners Club® Lifetime Achievement Award at the World’s 50 Best Restaurants, for an exclusive Q&A. He opened up about his favorite restaurants, what he eats at home and his vision for the culinary … Explore More

Get Ready for the 2017 CommercialBank Qatar Masters

Diners Club International® is proud to extend our 25+ year history of golf sponsorships by supporting one of the most prestigious tournaments on the PGA European Tour – the CommercialBank Qatar Masters.  As the “Preferred Card” of the 2017 CommercialBank Qatar Masters, Diners Club International celebrates the 20th anniversary of the tournament, taking place January 26-29. … Explore More

Diners Club® Pro-Am Classic 2016 at Mauritius

2016 marked the 25th anniversary of the Diners Club International® Pro-Am Classic, which took place on 28th November – 2nd December 2016 in the Republic of Mauritius. The island paradise of Mauritius, known for its bio-diverse marine environment, sapphire blue waters and fine dining was named the “2016 Golf Destination of the Year for the … Explore More

Diners Club® The Best of Shanghai Dining Event

Diners Club International®, in conjunction with VOL Group, hosted a Behind the Best of Shanghai dining series, a special two-night culinary event on October 26 & 27 in Huangpu District of Shanghai, China. The two-night dining experience, exclusively for Diners Club® clubmembers, was held at the newly unveiled “Shanghai Lounge” – Bund.5 salon, a multi-functional space … Explore More

Top 10 Latin America’s 50 Best Restaurants 2016

The heart of Mexico City was alive with eager anticipation as some of Latin America’s best gastronomic chefs joined together for the culinary world’s annual Latin America’s 50 Best Restaurants awards on 26th September 2016. The highly anticipated celebration was held at the innovative Centro Cultural Roberto Cantoral venue designed by Mexican architect Gerardo Broissin. The … Explore More

Diners Club® Celebrates Milestone of 700+ Lounges

Salones VIP Pacific Club Iquique Chile | Photo Credit: Lounge Gateway In August 2016, the Diners Club Airport Lounge Network reached a significant milestone: we now offer access to more than 700 airport lounges around the world. Since the 1980s, Diners Clubmembers have enjoyed this exclusive benefit that makes the Diners Club experience unique from … Explore More

2016 Diners Club Winelist Awards – South Africa

The annual Diners Club International Winelist Awards honors South African restaurateurs that have mastered the culinary art of pairing food and wine through a meticulously crafted and well thought-out wine list that complements their menu. 2016 marks the 22nd anniversary of Diners Club paying tribute to the innovation and hard work of restaurateurs receiving this coveted … Explore More

Plaza Premium Lounge at Brisbane

The Plaza Premium Lounge at Brisbane is the “new” independent departure lounge at Brisbane Airport in the International Terminal – Level 4.  Diners Club® clubmembers can access the lounge at any time, no matter what airline they are flying, making travel more flexible. Brisbane Australia’s first Plaza Premium lounge opened in April 2016 The Brisbane … Explore More

Plaza Premium Arrivals Lounge at LHR T2

The Plaza Premium Lounge is the first independent arrivals lounge at Terminal 2 at London Heathrow Airport. At over 3,400 square feet, this spacious lounge is open all day, for all passengers, regardless of airline and class of service, for an entry fee.  It’s perfect for Diners Club® clubmembers that have arrived to London Heathrow in … Explore More

Top 10 World’s 50 Best Restaurants 2016

After 14 Years in London, The World’s 50 Best Restaurants annual ceremony came state-side to New York’s Cipriani Wall Street.  The night was filled with anticipation on the announcement of the winner of the coveted No.1 spot on The World’s 50 Best Restaurants list for 2016. With joyous cheer, Italy’s Osteria Francescana won the top … Explore More

Luksus & Tørst – The Beer Pairing Movement

Beer pairings are making a new home at the dinner table alongside wine as a new “haute” gastronomic movement increases in popularity across the US and abroad.   New York City, a dining destination known for forward thinking menus and unique dining experiences brings a new dynamic duo to the scene, Master Brewer Jeppe Janit-Bjergsø … Explore More

Diners Club® Mobile App

The Diners Club® mobile app is the perfect on-the-go travel tool for card members accessible anywhere and anytime, around the globe. The mobile app’s latest release offers an enhanced user interface, making it easier to browse more than 650 Diners Club Airport Lounges and search for exclusive Privileges offers by destination. Additional features also allow you … Explore More

Top 10 Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants 2016

Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants Awards are like the “Oscars for the Culinary World” and the winners were revealed for 2016 at the W Bangkok on 29 February. Bangkok’s Gaggan won the coveted No. 1 spot as Asia’s Best Restaurant as well as the Best Restaurant in Thailand award for the second year in a row. … Explore More

‘Aspire, the Lounge and Spa at LHR T5’

  Designed by a British architect and interior design team, the ‘Aspire, the Lounge and Spa at LHR T5’ provides a tranquil place for Diners Club® Card members to start their travels in a relaxing way from Heathrow Terminal 5. There is a special 10% discount off all spa treatments within the lounge up to … Explore More

The Top 3 Landmark Attractions in Bangkok

Known for its grand historical attractions, Bangkok is one of the world’s top tourist destinations. If you are visiting the “City of Angels” for the first time, these top three landmarks are a must-see on your travel list and can be seen in one day since they are so close in proximity — Explore, Embark … Explore More

Chef Thompson Honored With 2016 Diners Club® Lifetime Achievement Award

Today, David Thompson has been named the recipient of the 2016 Diners Club®Lifetime Achievement Award. This prestigious accolade is part of the Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants Academy; an influential group of over 300 leaders in the restaurant industry across Asia, each selected for their expert opinion of Asia’s restaurant scene. In 1986, Australian-born Chef David … Explore More

Introducing NEW Diners Club Airport Lounges

With over 600 lounges accessible with your Diners Club card, you have your choice of quiet retreats amid hectic airports all over the world, from Luxembourg to Zanzibar, Skopje to Bali. Diners Club lounges offer an inviting space to unwind and get work done, regardless of your airline or travel class. We invite you to … Explore More

Chef Renzo Garibaldi’s #BestMealEver

“It is difficult to choose just one #BestMealEver; I would like to select ten,” said Chef Renzo Garibaldi, who heads Osso Carnicería & Salumeria, No. 34 on Latin America’s 50 Best Restaurants 2015. “But if I had to choose one it would be Eleven Madison Park,” he added, referring to the New York restaurant focused … Explore More

Experience the Beauty and Luxury of Seoul

Bowl of Chueotang – Perfect for Winter in Seoul Winter in Seoul is bitterly cold yet beautiful with snow-covered mountains and parks creating a romantic ambiance. From skiing to ice skating in an outdoor rink, to hanging out in an indoor theme park or relaxing at a sauna, Seoul offers an abundance of all-ages attractions. … Explore More

Celebrating the Chinese New Year in China

January 21–February 20 marks the 2016 Chinese New Year with New Year’s Day falling on February 8. Millions travel from both home and abroad through Mainland China to experience this celebration and delight in the many attractions and historical treasures China offers. Although Chinese New Year is the most crowded time of the year, February … Explore More

Chef Soledad Nardelli’s #BestMealEver

Chila Soledad Nardelli confesses that her Best Meal Ever is the nut pudding her father has made for her every Sunday since she was a little girl. Chef Nardelli, who helms the Buenos Aires restaurant Chila, which ranked No. 21 on Latin America’s 50 Best Restaurants 2015, typically has dinner with a big group of … Explore More

Book Winter Adventures in India

 Shimla This winter, escape to the snowy beauty of Shimla nestled at the foothills of the Himalayas, where you’ll be dazzled by the mountains and pine forests. As the capital city of Himachal Pradesh in northern India, the wintry ambiance and nature paradise of Shimla is a big draw for honeymooners, Indian tourists, and adventure travel … Explore More

Amazing Places to Experience Winter Charm

This winter, take a trip to some of the most charming places on earth… The stunning landscape of Austria, the twinkling Northern lights of Finland and the scenic beauty of Amsterdam are all amazing places to experience the magic of winter. Check out our Diners Club Privileges after you arrive. Austria A Central European German-speaking … Explore More

The Hills are Alive: Hidden Gems of the Black Forest

The hills of the Black Forest region, alive with stunning scenery, family fun, ski resorts and spas, not to mention Michelin-starred restaurants, is an area of mystery and darkness idealized as Waldeinsamreit (the beauty of solitude in the woods) during the German Romanticism movement. The magical fairy-tale ambiance of the region was immortalized in Jacob … Explore More

Alejandra & Jorge Vallejo’s #BestMealEver

When asked about her #BestMealEver, Alejandra Vallejo didn’t hesitate. “Mine has to be pasta in bed, with a cheese sauce, mushrooms and sausage—very simple really,” she said. “But he goes to the kitchen, prepares it and brings it back to bed,” she added, referring to her husband Chef Jorge Vallejo. As the co-owners of Mexico … Explore More

Off the Beaten Path in Hawaii

The Aloha State features three active volcanoes, a mountain that measures 33,000 feet from the ocean floor and waterfalls galore. Eight islands comprise the island-state, but only six are open to the public: Oahu, Maui, Kauai, Molokai, Lanai and Hawaii (known as the Big Island). With rare beaches, volcanoes and hiking trails, the Big Island of … Explore More

Luke Dale-Roberts’ #BestMealEver

“It was a bloody good time,” said Luke Dale-Roberts, recalling a recent #BestMealEver at Atera, a New York-based restaurant focused on highly seasonal, sensory cuisine. One of South Africa’s most celebrated chefs, Dale-Roberts was raised in the UK and trained in Switzerland and England before heading to Asia, where he launched restaurants in Singapore, Malaysia, … Explore More

Up Next: Latin America’s 50 Best Restaurants 2015

Latin America’s 50 Best Restaurants is in Mexico City this week for the first time, following two successful years in Lima, Peru. This prestigious list will be unveiled at an exciting awards ceremony tomorrow tonight. In addition to the list, several awards will be presented to chefs with notable popularity and sustained contributions to the world of … Explore More

Chef Virgilio Martínez: Creating Food that Screams “Welcome to Peru!”

Called “the new messenger of the Latin American [food] scene,” Chef Virgilio Martínez will travel 14,000 feet above sea level in [Cusco, Peru] to find local products to bring back to his flagship restaurant, Central, located in Lima, Peru. Martínez has made a name applying modern cooking techniques to indigenous Peruvian ingredients. He is known for incorporating unusual … Explore More

How to Experience Rome Like a Pro

Known as the Eternal City or Caput Mundi (capital of the world), Rome is an ancient city that became the capital of a unified Italy in 1870, after taking the title from Florence.  Although the capital of Italy is a large cosmopolitan city, with 3,000 years of art, culture, and architecture on display, Roman cuisine … Explore More

Gaggan Anand’s #BestMealEver

“Wow, how did they do this? Wow, wow!” said Gaggan Anand, owner and executive chef of Bangkok Indian restaurant Gaggan, (No.1, Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants 2015, No. 10 on The World’s 50 Best Restaurants 2015) when asked about his #BestMealEver experience that mystified his sensibilities. Dining at El Celler de Can Roca in Girona, Spain … Explore More

Top Spots in Tuscany

Italian cuisine is full of variety and each city within the 20 regions of Italy offers its own culinary specialties. In Tuscany, earthy staples abound, from hearty soups to ubiquitous antipasti (often  composed of crostini and cold cuts), to parpadelle (ribbon pasta) served with tomato sauce of wild hare or boar, to Chianti and Tuscan … Explore More

Diners Club Local Guide to London

There are just a few days left until we travel to London for The World’s 50 Best Restaurants 2015 Awards. A 21st century city with a history stretching back to Roman times, London is an amazing cosmopolitan city. With a multitude of spoken languages and a global cuisine, there’s something intriguing to experience at every turn. … Explore More

7 Top Foodie Spots in Chicago

From meatpacking mogul to Alinea (No. 9 on The World’s 50 Best Restaurants 2015 list – and on this prestigious list for 8 years in a row), Chicago runs the gamut from fast-food mecca to world-class dining destination, with a bit of everything in between. Next time you’re in the Windy City, check out these fabulous … Explore More

3 Foodie Cities to Add to Your Bucketlist

“One of the very nicest things about life is the way we must regularly stop whatever it is we are doing and devote our attention to eating,” Luciano Pavarotti once said. If you find yourself nodding in agreement, eating well is clearly a top priority for you. Part of the thrill of traveling comes from the … Explore More

5 Hotels to Explore in China

As Asia’s largest and most diverse nation, there are countless reasons to plan a vacation to China. There’s the country’s rich history, a landscape that offers it all—from rainforests to mountains to beaches, its innovative modern culture and its delicious cuisine. But after reading this list of luxury hotels, you may find yourself planning a … Explore More

chef Tetsuya Wakuda

7 Things to Know About Chef Tetsuya Wakuda

Last week, Chef Tetsuya Wakuda was announced as the 2015 recipient of the Diners Club® Lifetime Achievement Award for Asia. While his two award-winning restaurants, more than 30 years of excellence in the industry and mouth-watering creations speak for themselves, what impresses us most about this Japanese-born transplant to Australia is what drives him: A … Explore More

Where to Dine in Asia: 8 Restaurants to Try

    For superior dining experiences in Asia, we suggest adding the following eight restaurants to your “must try” list. This month’s Global Selection from the Diners Club® World’s 50 Best Restaurants Academy honors eight restaurants in Asia, from Hong Kong to India. The expert members of the Academy vote each year on the best … Explore More

8 Restaurants to Watch in Southeast Asia and Australia

  Each month, from June through January, the Diners Club® World’s 50 Best Restaurants Academy honors a selection of eight outstanding restaurants from different regions around the world.  In partnership with The World’s 50 Best Restaurants, the monthly Global Selection highlights top restaurants from the chosen region, the chefs behind each eatery and his or her standout … Explore More

Diners Club Is On Instagram – Follow Us!

If you already follow us on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn, then you know that Diners Club International® social media showcases some of the most incredible locations in the world to travel, dine and play. So what better place to feature our visual feast of must-visit travel spots, hidden gem experiences and dining recommendations than on … Explore More

4 Leading Chefs Predict 2015 Food And Dining Trends

When it comes to gastronomy, there is truly never a dull moment. The ingredients and techniques du jour are constantly shifting. Take 2014 food and dining trends, for example. In the United States, several high-profile publications heralded the return of butter, and diners around the world increasingly sought local and gluten-free items while—coincidentally—the hybrid dessert … Explore More

Diners Club Global Selection Honors 8 U.S. Restaurants

Photos (clockwise from left): Quince, Dylan + Jeni, Eric Roth The Diners Club® World’s 50 Best Restaurants Academy—Global Selection takes us on a gastronomic trip each month to a different region in the world. In partnership with The World’s 50 Best Restaurants, we shine a spotlight on destination restaurants, highlighting their standout dishes and the … Explore More

Watch And Learn From World-Class Chef Alex Atala

We recently had the pleasure of filming Chef Alex Atala, the Diners Club® Lifetime Achievement Award—Latin America 2014 winner, at work in his kitchen. Atala’s São Paolo restaurant, D.O.M, was ranked third on this year’s list of Latin America’s 50 Best Restaurants and seventh on this year’s list of the World’s 50 Best Restaurants. In … Explore More

Ellerman House - Cape Town, South Africa

Five Must-See Vacation Destinations for 2014

It’s not too late to plan the ultimate 2014 getaway and Diners Club International® has put together these five must-see travel destinations to help you make the most of your vacation days: As the of 2014, Cape Town will host over 460 design projects view able throughout the city, offering visitors a unique walking tour … Explore More

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Diners Club Weekender’s Guide: London

As we gear up to travel to London for the World’s 50 Best Restaurants 2014 Awards, we’ve compiled a Weekender’s Guide to London and uncovered some of the best hidden gems this world-class city has to offer. Where to Stay The Savoy has attracted celebrities and royals for decades, including Sir Winston Churchill, Frank Sinatra, … Explore More

Astrid y Gastón & Tanta Plaques

Exploring Chef Gastón Acurio’s Restaurants in Lima

  This week, Diners Club International® is in Lima, Peru, for the inaugural Latin America’s 50 Best Restaurants Awards being announced this evening. Lima is hometown to famed chef and Diners Club® Lifetime Achievement Award winner Gastón Acurio. What better preparation for this gastronomic adventure than to highlight some of Acurio’s very own local restaurants? … Explore More