What Do You Feed Latin America’s Best Chefs?

What do you serve a room full of chefs who have perfected, reinvented, and elevated the preparation of food as we know it? This is the exhilarating task that Chef Julian Hoyos Vallejo and Chef Brian Aaron’s teams will undertake at the 2017 Latin America’s 50 Best Restaurants award ceremony. The menu for the Bogotá-based … Explore More

How to Appreciate Food Like a Master Chef

Latin America’s 50 Best Restaurants event in Bogotá has us thinking about techniques—but not for preparing food, for enjoying it. Master chefs don’t just cook better than you and I do, they also know how to appreciate food on a deeper level. Fortunately, you don’t need a culinary background to make the most of every … 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Viva Latin America’s Best Restaurants 2015

All eyes in the culinary world were on Mexico City last week, which celebrated the region’s best chefs and restaurants at Latin America’s 50 Best Restaurants 2015 on September 23, 2015 at the historic San Ildefonso. For the second year running, Central in Lima, Peru, was crowned as the No. 1 restaurant in Latin America. … 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

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

Share Your #BestMealEver with Diners Club

What are your favorite food memories? Enchant us with stories about hidden gastronomic treasures, from an experience at one of the top restaurants around the world to a secret family recipe that tantalizes your taste buds and conjures memories of your youth. We want to know about the time friends introduced you to a taverna … Explore More

Up Next: The World’s 50 Best Restaurants 2015!

All eyes in the dining world will be on London today, ready to feast on The World’s 50 Best Restaurants Awards which will be announced that day at Guildhall. For the third year in a row, Diners Club International® is the Official Financial Services Sponsor of World’s 50 Best Restaurants, continuing our tradition of celebrating … 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

Celebrating Chef Daniel Boulud’s Lifetime Achievement Award

We are honored to celebrate award-winning chef and restaurateur Daniel Boulud, named the winner of the The Diners Club® Lifetime Achievement Award for The World’s 50 Best Restaurants 2015. This year marks the 10th anniversary of this prestigious award that celebrates the extraordinary achievements of chefs from around the globe, so it’s especially poignant that … Explore More

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Join Us to Celebrate Asia’s Finest Dining

Next week, Diners Club will be traveling to Singapore to celebrate Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants 2015 with some of the leading chefs in the world. As the Official Financial Services Sponsor of Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants, we will be on the ground for the awards ceremony on Monday, March 9, and for the festivities surrounding the … Explore More

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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

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 Japan Hosts 2nd Annual Italian Restaurant Week

Diners Club International® Clubmembers in Japan received a molto delizioso treat in October and November during the second annual Italian Restaurant Week. During the Restaurant Week period—which actually spanned the course of two weeks—210 Italian restaurants throughout Japan served customized, authentic Italian menus to thousands of diners. As the official sponsor of Italian Restaurant Week, … 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

Privileges Dining Collection: Your Key to an Elite Gourmet World

Diners Club International® is pleased to unveil the Privileges Dining Collection, a select group of top dining establishments from around the world, inspired by our sponsorship of The World’s 50 Best Restaurants. While a number of the restaurants in this exclusive collection are included among the World’s 50 Best Restaurants, some have also earned accolades … Explore More

The 50 Best Places To Dine In Latin America? Find Out Today

The Latin American food community’s finest have landed in Lima, Peru, to attend Latin America’s 50 Best Restaurants 2014 Awards, where this year’s list of the top 50 restaurants in the region will be announced today. As a key sponsor of these awards, Diners Club International® will be on the scene, hosting a private media event … Explore More

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Alex Atala: Bringing Brazilian Cuisine to New Heights

The star of South American cuisine is rising in global gastronomic circles, with recipes and ingredients from the region making it onto the plates of diners around the world. Chef Alex Atala has played a central role in this ascendance by unveiling the previously-hidden local flavors of Brazil. For this important contribution, Atala has been … Explore More

Celebrating the Newest Class of The World’s 50 Best Restaurants

Diners Club International interviews Virgilio Martinez of Central in Lima, Peru – No. 14 on The World’s 50 Best Restaurants 2014 list The World’s 50 Best Restaurants were crowned last week, with NOMA in Copenhagen, Denmark, edging out last year’s first place winner, El Celler de Can Roca from Girona, Spain, to regain this highly coveted spot. … 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

A Sneak Peak: The World’s 50 Best Restaurants 2014

Diners Club International® is gearing up for this year’s World’s 50 Best Restaurants Awards, taking place in London on April 28, 2014. As the Official Financial Services Sponsor for the second year in a row, we’re elated to be a part of this gathering of global food-aficionados who will be celebrating culinary excellence as exemplified … Explore More

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Chef Ivan Li: Heir to An Imperial Chinese Legacy

Last week, the Diners Club® Lifetime Achievement Award for Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants 2014 was announced. The winner: Ivan Li (Li Xiao Lin), Executive Chef and co-owner of Family Li Imperial Cuisine. Chef Li has made his mark on the culinary world, drawing inspiration from recipes recorded by his great-grandfather, Li Shunqing, who oversaw the imperial … Explore More

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A Look Ahead to Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants

On February 24, 2014, restaurateurs, chefs, food lovers and media from around the world will turn their attention to Singapore for the unveiling of Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants 2014. For the second year in a row, Diners Club International® is the Official Financial Services Sponsor of Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants, continuing our time-honored association with … Explore More

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A Global Selection of the World’s Best Restaurants

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 and share international dining tips from those “in-the-know.” This month, the Global Selection hones … Explore More

Country Club Lima Hotel, host to Latin America’s 50 Best Restaurants

Inside Peru: “Best Pisco Sour” in Lima

Described by Frommer’s travel guide as “simply the most elegant hotel in Lima,” all eyes in the culinary world were on the Country Club this week as it played host to Latin America’s 50 Best Restaurants. Built in 1927 in colonial style, the décor features Peruvian colonial art from the Museo Pedro de Osma to … Explore More

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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

Felicitaciones Chef Gastón Acurio! Ambassador of Peruvian Cuisine

Dedication, passion, and love of his native Peru’s rich culinary tradition and indigenous ingredients are some of the hallmarks of chef Gastón Acurio’s work. At just 45 years old, this ambassador of Peruvian cuisine’s accomplishments were recognized with The Diners Club® Lifetime Achievement Award – Latin America 2013, announced on July 31. The award, conferred … Explore More

Celebrating North America’s Best Restaurant

The culinary elite gathered in New York City on June 3, 2013, to honor the best restaurants in the United States over a celebratory luncheon. As a major sponsor of the World’s 50 Best Restaurants, Diners Club International® was there, toasting Eleven Madison Park’s Chef Daniel Humm and Restaurateur Will Guidara at their restaurant for … Explore More

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Dining: That’s What We’re Talking About in June

As the summer begins to heat up in the northern hemisphere, we turn our attention to remarkable dining establishments and tips from those in-the-know. Look to us at Diners Club International® to give you an insider’s map to where – and how – you can whet your appetite by following our conversations in BelieveBelong.com, and … Explore More

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Chef of a Lifetime: Alain Ducasse

True to the rumors, Paris in the springtime is nothing less than spectacular. But Paris increased its brilliance quotient when, just a few weeks ago, the culinary world paid tribute to one of its greatest: renowned chef Alain Ducasse. Ducasse received a Lifetime Achievement Award sponsored by Diners Club International®. The award, which I had … Explore More