Bride’s Survival Guide: Best Dishes To Eat On Your Honeymoon
The few weeks to your wedding day, you might be probably be stuck to a strict diet to ensure that you fit well in your wedding dress, that left you a little hungry. By the time you arrive at your wedding reception, you barely got a bite of your expensive Strip from New York that you had selected.
However, when you head for your honeymoon, it is an excuse to eat whatever you want, whenever you want it, however, you want it together with your lifetime partner. And while it might be reasonable to go for the sugary coffee drink or most massive chips that you get at your terminal before boarding the plane to your honeymoon, once you land, you might yearn for something a little elegant.
It doesn’t matter whether your honeymoon destination is in Greece or New Orleans, the following traditional, classic options on the menu might give you a glimpse into the culture of the place where your honeymoon is happening.
- Santorini: Go for Octopus
When you decide that Greece is the destination of your honeymoon, then it will not be complete without a sunset happening in the Santorini Infamous Oia. It is well known for sunsets with watercolors, Icarian sea views, and white, crispy wine. While in this oasis, you might be shocked that you will fall in love with each other again.
It would help if you visited the Lauda Restaurant where you toast to your future together while on a white patio, decorated with flowers while you get a view of the sun setting over the ocean. For your dinner, order for an octopus caught freshly in the morning and delivered by a chef who is award winning who prepares it slowly for four hours until it gets onto your dinner table.
- New Orleans: Oysters that are baked
While you will end up being glad that you had to wait in long queues at the Café du Monde to get a beignet, if you want a more laid back Louisiana style dinner with the love of your life, you should go to Trinity Restaurant found along the Decatur Street, in the French Quarter.
Being located on the bayou, it tends to be offering the best seafood in the entire Lowcountry. It is a restaurant that has been elevated to the classic concoction of providing food that are just mouthwatering. One of the must order appetizers is their oysters, which will be served the way you want it.
Go for the baked oyster that comes with a sauce that might even tempt you to start licking the plate. It would help if you did not forget to order a variety of other things from other bars and restaurants before you are done, including a grenade, a sandwich, the Po’ Boy style, and a gumbo bowl.
- Vienna: Get the Viennese Ur-Schnitzel
Being located in the central of Eastern Europe, Vienna might be an excellent stop for your honeymoon before you travel to other countries and mostly because it is known to be romantic of them all. With a warm approach to tourism and charming streets, you will feel that love is all over you as you go sightseeing with your love hand in hand.
Getting a traditional dinner at luxurious establishments such as Dstrikt Steakhouse at the Ritz Carlton might be the way to go. You will be able to order the go-to schnitzel with a modern twist. It will be served with Ur, meaning on the bone, which gives it a unique flavor.
If you still have room after nibbling on the side dishes, then a variety of French fries or carrots, go on and order the cheesecake. The chefs for pastry have tried more than a thousand recipes before they finalize on the best for their guests. So rest assured that you are being served the best.
- Kyoto: Kobe Beef
Found on the island of Honshu, Kyoto is known for its great palaces, Japanese gardens, and several Buddhist temples and, thus, an excellent location to stop for your honeymoon destination. You will drive 30 minutes, and you will be in Kobe. That is the place that is the origin of Kobe beef, and that is why it was given that name, and it will be worthy of spending money to taste it first-hand.
The fat to meat ratio and a high degree of marbling makes its texture to be rich, butter-like and tastes as if it is melting in your mouth. You will have to book your reservation at Ishida, and you will never regret booking for it.
- Rio De Janeiro: Taste The Feijoada
The stunning views and cheap wine, inspired by the warm weather of both oceans and mountains, makes Slouth America be the place for your honeymoon. Brazil lhas to be added to your itinerary. After you engage in a real partying in Rio, you will need to enjoy a relaxing experience in local fare. Thus, it would help if you headed to Casarao Restaurant, where you will readily order for a local Feijoada. It is a dish made from meat and black beans, which is harmonized with caipirinha, which is a Brazilian national cocktail.
- Chiang Mai, in the Thailand: Ensure you taste Khao Soi
While on your honeymoon, you don’t have to go all traditional, in Hawaii or Europe, you can decide to have it in Asia. At this stage, you might not be backpacking, and that could be the reason you need to ensure that you eat some of the best local food while on your adventure with your spouse.
Go to A restaurant in Chiang Mai called Paak Dang, where you will get a popular Thailand dish being served; the Khao Soi. It is a coconut curry dish that has two type of noodles; crunchy noodles on top and yellow egg noodles inside. It is a dish that is rich, comforting, and fragrant all in one while having a side of mild heat. It is a perfection of a curry.
Get going with traditional dishes in your destination of choice. For more traditional dishes as well as destinations where you can get it, then check out the ultimate bride’s survival guide.
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