The Unsung Meals Scenes to Journey for Now

The vineyards of South Downs produce more and more praiseworthy wines. 

Jenny Zarins

South Downs, U.Ok.

Wine tourism is on the up in England’s bucolic South Downs, simply north of Brighton. Right here small-scale vineyards are making more and more revered wines on the again of the realm’s chalky soil and fantastic local weather. Take the much-loved Wiston Estate, which presents winery safaris and new restaurant Chalk in a barn-like area. Close by, The Pig within the South Downs delivers the basic cozy-locavore Pig expertise—besides this restaurant with rooms is ready to reap 4,150 Chardonnay vines within the autumn. Additional east, glowing wine specialists Ridgeview (the Queen served Barack Obama its well-known Fitzrovia Rosé) is within the strategy of opening a design-driven cuboid restaurant and tasting space amid lush gardens. 5 minutes down the highway, Artelium employed Dermot Sugrue, thought of by many to be England’s finest glowing wine maker. —Amber Dalton

KOKS at Ilimanaq Lodge in Greenland

Simon Bajada

Greenland

This glacial fantasyland has by no means registered as a foodie scorching spot. However neither had the close by Faroe Islands, till chef Poul Andrias Ziska took over the kitchen at KOKS, utilizing conventional drying, fermenting, and smoking strategies to create hyperlocal menus with dishes like razorbill Wellington and wild-fermented lamb. Now, with the unique restaurant closed, the group is headed to Greenland for a residency at Ilimanaq Lodge, a collection of oceanfront A-frames in a tiny fishing village reachable solely by boat. Ziska is plotting bold dishes highlighting the nation’s distinctive components—suppose seal-blood tartlet and tenderized whale pores and skin. Says Ziska, “If a catch is sustainable, and the animal is handled with respect, we’ll contemplate it.” —Toby Skinner

Pampanga Province, Philippines 

Throughout occupation, the Spanish colonizers educated the locals on this area simply exterior Manila as cooks. The craft has been handed down for generations, making Pampanga one in all nation’s most enjoyable and constant foodie scenes, well-known for dishes like morcon, (a braised meat roll), tocino (a candy cured pork), sisig (historically ready with minced pork face), and buro (fermented rice ready with sautéed shrimp). You possibly can strive variations of those and extra in a mixture of high-low spots all through the area’s unassuming cities of Angeles Metropolis and San Fernando. Everyone’s Café and Ailing Lucing’s Sisig are can’t-miss, no-frills joints, which you’ll wish to make reservations prematurely for. All meals ought to finish with conventional sweets like turrunos de casoy, a crunchy wafer-like deal with ready with cashew nuts, and the historian, Atching Lillian’s well-known heirloom Pan de San Nicolas cookies. —Maryam Jilani

Valley of the Vineyards, Brazil

Settled by Italian immigrants who introduced their vinicultural chops to the rolling fields of the Serra Gaúcha area, southern Brazil’s Valley of the Vineyards is a ramble of vines and greenery that feels a world away from the deserts and jungles to the north. Its glowing whites and earthy reds have been quietly gaining traction, with labels from locations like Casa Valduga more and more touchdown on prime São Paulo wine lists. Cease in on the terra-cotta-roofed tasting room at Miolo to sip their delicate Pinot Noirs, or head down the valley’s winding highway for a uncommon Merlot, courtesy of Marco Luigi. —Jamie Ditaranto

Belize

Lengthy well-known for its rain forests and reefs, Belize is getting cred for sustainable meals experiences that showcase its various cultures. On a tour of seaside city Placencia, native firm Style Belize may supply visitors a creamy seaweed smoothie, a drink linked to revolutionary farming initiatives, whereas resorts like Ka’ana Resort are partnering with Maya ladies cooks to supply conventional cooking lessons round a hearth fireplace. Additionally, it is good to know that in 2020 Belize outlawed violent gill-net fishing, which implies that the catch of the day cooked into chef Jennie Staines’s yellow curry at Elvi’s Kitchen in San Pedro is at all times from dependable fisherfolk utilizing sustainable strategies. —Julia Eskins

Crispy pork with Mangda paste at 80/20 Restaurant

80/20 Restaurant

80/20’s Chef Andrew Martin

80/20 Restaurant

Talad Noi, Bangkok

The pandemic could have cooled Bangkok’s hottest foodie neighborhoods, however this district straddling the Chao Phraya River is scorching once more. Talad Noi has been racking up culinary cred because the mid-2010s, with the arrival of spots like locavore trailblazer 80/20 and nose-to-tail-touting 100 Mahaseth, however its second wave has lastly rolled in. At Aksorn, Nahm veteran David Thompson’s tasting menus are impressed by midcentury recipes, whereas at newcomer Small Dinner Club, Thai-born Sareen Rojanamatin pairs native components with novel strategies—suppose frozen tom yum and dry-aged Muscovy duck with banana. Even cocktails have had an epicurean improve: At Mahaniyom Cocktail Bar, they arrive loaded with dried squid and occasional cherry husks from up north. —Chris Schalkx