Food had power. It could inspire, astonish, shock, excite, delight, and impress.

Bellagio Resort & Casino
Among the many brilliant truths Anthony Bourdain has uttered, one quote stands out in particular for this gourmet-focused TI’s Top Ten: “To me, life without veal stock, pork fat, sausage, organ meat, demi-glace, or even stinky cheese is a life not worth living.” Although this month’s theme of on-site, award-winning restaurants was decided on months ago, it’s particularly poignant to offer this list now to culinary pilgrims in this great traveler and chef’s memory. In his words, “Food had power. It could inspire, astonish, shock, excite, delight, and impress.” Here are the places that make us feel the same.
Rome Cavalieri, A Waldorf Astoria Resort

The only restaurant to have earned three Michelin stars in Rome. ’Nuff said.

The Pyramid at Grand Oasis

Deep roots take new forms with 20+ courses of molecular gastronomy at this resort restaurant.

Grand Velas Riviera Maya

Playa del Carmen, Mexico

Grand Velas Riviera Maya

Thirteen Diamonds, fully included. That’s no gem—this a crown jewel in the fine dining kingdom.

Hotel Grande Bretagne

Mediterranean cuisine is literally elevated at this rooftop venue—one of the best in all of Greece.

The Palms Turks & Caicos

Grace Bay Beach, Turks & Caicos

The Palms Turks & Caicos

Canada’s greatest export to the Caribbean may just be this talented chef.

Bellagio Resort & Casino

Las Vegas, Nevada

Bellagio Resort & Casino

Sin City? With gluttony still ranked among the original vices, we can safely say it definitely is!

The Fairmont Kea Lani, Maui

Live on the edge … but dine on the (Pacific) Rim, where regional cuisine is set to stun.

Paradisus Cancun

Cancun, Mexico

Paradisus Cancun

More Michelin stars than any other Spanish chef. That’s what makes OUR eyes starry!

51 Buckingham Gate Taj Suites & Residences

When chicken tikka masala is a national dish, you know the Indian is going to be good. But here? It’s spectacular.

The Westin Grand Cayman Seven Mile Beach Resort & Spa

The name of the restaurant is plain and simple. The experience is anything but.

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