While New York City may be considered the Empire State’s culinary capital, The DeBruce in the Sullivan Catskills region is an underrated haven for foodies. Although this 12-room boutique hotel isn’t all-inclusive, guests are privy to an extravagant multi-course tasting dinner from the namesake onsite restaurant, which just so happens to be a 2023 James Beard semifinalist. The menu—created by a trio of critically acclaimed chefs—changes frequently depending on the season. Still, sample selections include everything from onion petals with grilled cherry and caviar to scallop ceviche with strawberry to venison-stuffed grape leaves. Breakfast (think: avocado toast topped with smoked trout, beef fat hash browns and yogurt with wild berries) is also included. Pro tip: Plan your visit in the spring, when the backyard is teeming with ramps; during this time, guests can join chefs on walks to forage for these veggies to take home.
What is the best way to experience a new culture or destination while traveling? Through food, of course. However, that doesn’t necessarily mean leaving your hotel to do so—that is, as long as you know where to stay. Enter the best U.S. hotels for foodies, offering culinary-focused perks, such as farm-to-table cuisine, onsite farms, Michelin-starred restaurants, meals prepared by James Beard-award-winning chefs and immersive experiences like master classes, farm tours and chef-led cooking demos. All in all, it’s safe to say that each of our top picks can be considered a culinary destination in their own right. From the shores of Alaska to the mountains of Tennessee and the buzzy Las Vegas strip, find foodie-approved properties across the country that are well worth a spot on any gourmand’s bucket list.
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