Hotels for Food Lovers
With artisanal picnic baskets, foraging tours and lobby vending machines that sell Pinot Noir (not Pringles), the best hotels have upped their food game. Here, Food & Wine names fabulous hotels for food lovers. —Additional reporting by Alessandra Bulow
Charles Dale (an F&W Best New Chef 1995) brings a yogic calm to the kitchen at the hotel's signature restaurant. "It has nothing to do with asanas and everything to do with focus and intention," explains Dale, who happens to be a fan of the Bikram yoga classes at Encantado's 10,000-square-foot spa. Dale cooks Southwestern-style farm-to-table food at the AvroKO-designed restaurant, Terra, from a slow-cooked and superindulgent suckling pig to a healthy barbecued-salmon sandwich. encantadoresort.com.