Food is one of the few things that unite us, thus it is an important aspect of any event. As people become more health conscious and aware of “foodie” cities – event professionals must understand and utilize the best destinations for dining. New York city is one of the top foodie destinations cities in the world. Restaurant openings in New York are always highly anticipated, and the following venues, some within high-end business hotels, are definitely on the radar of many corporate planners.
A little farther south, Miami is quickly becoming one of the new and exciting destinations for food. High-end restaurants are popping up all over the city, often associated with big names. For example, Enrique Iglesias and tennis star Rafael Nadal opened a new Spanish restaurant Tatel in the Ritz-Carlton, South Beach. Additionally, the rich Latin flavors that are so important in the city offer a wide melting pot of cultural cuisine – pulling recipes from all over the Americas. But Miami is also great for an international palate. The Diplomat Beach Resort in Hollywood is making a splash with Monkitail, a Japanese-inspired restaurant, and at Los Fuegos at the Faena Hotel, with a Mediterranean-inspired menu.
For those with different tastes, look no further than New Orleans, a city synonymous with Cajun and Creole menus. The various recipes for jambalaya, barbecue shrimp, gumbo, beignets, and muffeletta are giving chefs great opportunities to shake up the dining scene in the city. There are legendary restaurants in the city including Brenan’s, Commander’s Palace, Galatoire’s, Dooky Chase, and Tujague’s. New Orleans also offers fun and interesting opportunities to theme events. Anything from Mardi Gras to voodoo will fit right into the city aesthetic. But these are not the only foodie cities in the United States. The importance of food to any event is becoming clear and cities like Chicago, San Francisco, Seattle, Tucson, and Baton Rouge are all becoming standout destinations for any event!