Meals to drool over…
…and go broke for.
Keep that Camilla dress on layby a few months longer (read: years) if you want to dine at one of the following restaurants. Start saving foodies, cause these international eats will set you back a month’s worth of rent, but boy do they look delish.
Sublimotion, Ibiza, Spain
$2,500 AUD per person
Take out a loan, sell a kidney; we don't care what you have to do to scrape together the cash to eat at Sublimotion Ibiza. Just do it! The 15-20-course tasting menu is more than a meal; it’s an entertainment extravaganza of tech, art, drama and food. Strobing neon lights are standard extras to some dishes.
$810 AUD per person
New Yorkers have it all. The fashion, the city, the vibe, and the sushi! Masa Takayama is the master behind a 20-25-course menu that pairs traditional Shibui-style dishes with vino worthy of staining your finest cashmere cardi for.
Guy Savoy, Paris, France
$725 AUD per person
Make all your Paris dreams come true as you gaze at the Eiffel Tower and nibble on lobster and truffles as part of the 18-course ‘Innovations and Inspirations’ menu.
Joël Robuchon, Las Vegas, Nevada
$605 AUD per person
We’re not sure how he does it, but Joël Robuchon is so good even his butter makes our knees weak and stomachs howl. We’d melt it down and drink it like milk. But enough about butter… The 18-course degustation menu (think foie gras and caramelised quail) won’t leave much coin for the casinos, but the dishes are exquisite enough to warrant the cray price tag.
Kitcho, Kyoto, Japan
$645 AUD per person
Crack apart your chopsticks for 12 courses of sushi, soups and sashimi. Maybe a side of stewed beef tongue? Crabs and clams served atop meticulously prepared sides like abalone with vinegar jelly? Tick, tick, tick. It’s all on Chef Kunio Tokuoka’s menu.
Alain Ducasse au Plaza Athenee, Paris, France
$580 AUD per person
Alain Ducasse has three Michelin stars and a three-and-a-half course meal (what is half a dish, anyway?) with cheese and dessert for $580. Wow!
L'Arpège, Paris, France
$550 AUD per person
Chef Alain Passard puts on a 12-course degustation filled with treasures from his own five-acre ‘garden’. The Oeuf à la Coque (hot-cold egg) is off the chain. Cooked egg yolk is garnished with crème fraîche, vinegar, maple syrup, and secret spices. #kitchengoals
Sukiyabashi Jiro, Tokyo, Japan
$358 AUD per person
Sushi masters are a dime-a-dozen in Japan, but 91-year-old Jiro Ono is the master of all masters. Quite simply, Jiro is our hero! The proof is in the 30,000 Yen omakase (#imaleaveituptoyou) tasting menu.
Selfies with Chef Jiro are not included in the price but often provided for free.
By: Louise Smithers