There are quite a few distributors out there who have installed kitchens in Michelin 3 star restaurants, but you’ll be hard pressed to find anybody who has visited every single one in the world.
However, a luxury travel firm is now making it possible for one lucky recipient to sample all 109 Michelin 3 star restaurants on the planet by launching a once-in-a-lifetime holiday package.
The only drawback is that you need to allow six months for the trip. Oh, and it will set you back a cool £182,000.
Holidaysplease.co.uk, which is organising the trip, says it will involve flights to 12 countries, including Hong Kong, Tokyo, Paris and New York, with one 3 star restaurant being visited every other night.
Highlights include ‘Salmon Poached in a Liquorice Gel’ at Heston Blumenthal’s The Fat Duck in England, the delicacies of legendary chef Alain Ducasse in Monaco, and Arzak’s ‘Pineapple Bubbles’ in the mountainous Basque country.
It puts the meal costs for eating at a 3 star Michelin restaurant at an average of £250 per head including house wine. The trip includes business class flights and stays in 5-star hotels.
Charles Duncombe, director of Holidaysplease, said: “This is a truly exceptional and sensational gourmet travel experience. It is by far the most lavish we have ever organised.”
The company teamed up with luxury products website VeryFirstTo to create the package. It has a history of organising outlandish excursions having previously sold the ‘ultimate human holiday’: a trip to every World Heritage site over two years costing £960,000 per couple.