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

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

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 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

2016 Commercial Bank Qatar Masters Highlights

Diners Club International® was proud to extend its 25+ year history of golf as the Preferred Card of the 2016 Commercial Bank Qatar Masters this past January at the Doha Golf Club. All eyes were on Qatar 27th- 30th of January as history was made with South African Branden Grace (World #11) becoming the first … 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

Winners of the Diners Club International Pro-Am Classic 2015

The 24th annual Diners Club International Pro-Am Classic took place at the Fairmont Zimbali Resort, situated inside the exclusive Zimbali Coastal Estate on the Dolphin Coast just north of Durban, South Africa, during the third week of November. The tournament included 16 teams from 11 franchises. Serbia came out in the lead, with Colombia as … 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

Celebrating Enrique Olvera’s Lifetime Achievement Award

“My initial feeling was surprise,” said Enrique Olvera, recalling his reaction to winning the prestigious Diners Club® Lifetime Achievement Award—Latin America 2015. “Being so young, I never expected to deserve such a merit,” the chef and restauranteur explained. For the last 15 years, Olvera has made a vital contribution to the popularity of authentic Mexican … Explore More

Celebrating The World’s 50 Best Restaurants 2015

The World’s 50 Best Restaurants were awarded this week on June 1, with El Cellar de Can Roca winning the coveted slot as the No. 1 Restaurant. El Cellar de Can Roca edged out last year’s winner Noma, which slid down a few spots to No. 3. This was one of the many high points of the prestigious event. … 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

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

Highlights from the 2015 Commercial Bank Qatar Masters

Last month, I had the great pleasure of joining colleagues and partners for the 18th Annual Commercial Bank Qatar Masters from January 21-24 at the Doha Golf Club in Qatar. As a premier tournament of the European Tour, the professional competition was fierce, with South African Branden Grace ultimately taking home the Mother of Pearl … Explore More

Highlights from the Diners Club International Pro-Am Classic 2014

The 23rd Diners Club International Pro-Am Classic took place for the second year running at the Westin Abu Dhabi Golf Resort & Spa during the first week of November. The tournament included 16 teams from 11 Diners Club franchises with two franchises—China and India—participating for the first time. Though the team from the United Arab … 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

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

Chef-Innovator Henderson Receives Lifetime Achievement Award

Some take the road less traveled and this year’s Diners Club® Lifetime Achievement Award winner is no exception. Fergus Henderson, the founding partner of one of the United Kingdom’s most influential restaurants, St. John, and a UK culinary patriarch, has captured admirers from across the globe with his unconventional ‘head-to-tail’ dining. Henderson’s contribution to the … 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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Mr. Peabody and Sherman

In February, Diners Club International® collaborated with 20th Century Fox and DreamWorks on the worldwide theatrical release of Mr. Peabody and Sherman. The collaboration was another milestone for the Diners Club brand since its first cinematic partnership with Life of Pi in 2012, perfectly aligning to our core values of global access and superior service. Twelve franchises … Explore More

Asia's 50 Best Restaurants Forum 2013

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

Diners Club Global Selection Australia and South East Asia

Global Selection of the World’s Best Restaurants Heads to Australia and Southeast Asia

Traveling across the globe to explore the Diners Club® World’s 50 Best Restaurants Academy – Global Selection is an endeavor any food connoisseur would savor. This month’s Global Selection takes us to Australia and Southeast Asia where, in partnership with The World’s 50 Best Restaurants, we highlight celebrated restaurants and share standout dishes not to … Explore More

The Global Selection hones in on Canada and the mid-section of the United States

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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World’s Biggest Celebration of Creativity in Communications

Diners Club International President Eduardo Tobon awards first place winner Billy Wong for his video “Diners Club International – Club Gastronomy” at the MOFILM awards event at the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity. Thousands of members from the global creative communications industries come together each year to be inspired and educated at the Cannes … 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

50 Best Restaurants Food Tray

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

Eduardo Tobon with Chef Alain Ducasse

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

Golfing with the Pros at the Qatar Masters

A lush green golf course set within the rolling sand dunes of Qatar. A chance for Diners Club International® Clubmembers to play with some of the biggest names in the sport, coupled with VIP treatment at our various sponsored activities. The Commercial Bank Qatar Masters, which took place January 21st – 26th, set the scene … Explore More

Indra’s Winning Photograph, "Night Painter"

“Burning The Night” With Our Winning Photographers

Major congratulations are in order for Indra Widi, the winning photographer in the Diners Club International photography contest on Talenthouse! Our contest called photographers to submit a photo that represented their life journey. Drawing inspiration from the visually stunning, Oscar® award-winning film Life of Pi, Indra’s photograph, “Night Painter,” wowed the judging panel. Indra’s photograph … Explore More

From left to right: Ruby Wax, Janice Alfini, Ze Pedro Abreu, and Mike Boush.

Diners Club® Inspires Award Winning Storytelling

Above photo: Ruby Wax, Janice Alfini, Ze Pedro Abreu, and Mike Boush At the MOFILM Barcelona 2013 Film Festival, Diners Club International® challenged filmmakers to unearth the most interesting and inspiring stories about clubs. The response was a collection of wonderful films capturing unique communities of people from around the world. I was honored to award … Explore More

Sponsoring the Inaugural Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants Awards

We are proud to announce that Diners Club International is now “The Official Financial Services Sponsor” of The World’s 50 Best Restaurants Awards and Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants Awards for 2013. theworlds50best.com   One of the most hotly anticipated annual restaurant lists, The World’s 50 Best Restaurants is an annual snapshot of the opinions and … Explore More

Life of Pi Goes to the Ceremony

“And the winner is…” The world is waiting for that sentence at the 85th Academy Awards. This time the whole of Austria is particularly excited. Michael Haneke’s “Amour” is nominated for five Academy Awards. A very big thing for a small country like ours. But as Michael Haneke and Christoph Waltz have already demonstrated – … Explore More

Diners Club® Contest for Aspiring Photographers

At Diners Club International, we embrace the meaning of belonging to a club and honor the value of our clubmembers’ well-traveled, yet unending journey. Our partnership with Twentieth Century FOX to promote Ang Lee’s film “Life of Pi” – a chronicle about a boy’s journey across the ocean in a lifeboat with a Bengal tiger … Explore More

First Global Movie Partnership

A week before Ang Lee’s film “Life of PI” opened in theaters, Diners Club International® hosted an exclusive employee screening. We partnered with Twentieth Century FOX for the promotion of the movie globally, with 23 countries participating from all regions of the world. For Diners Club®, the Life of Pi movie was the perfect fit … Explore More