Restaurant Roundup

The globe-trotting gourmands at A&K have been busy seeking out the eateries you’ll want to visit when you travel with us.
December 2017

The globe-trotting gourmands at A&K have been busy seeking out the eateries you’ll want to visit when you travel with us. From the bold Latin flavours of South America to tangy Thai cuisine, here are our latest recommendations and we’ll be sure to book a table for you. It’s all part of the service.

Anna Small, Latin America Specialist
Cicciolina, Cusco

Named as one of Cusco’s best, Cicciolina is tucked away in a colonial courtyard just steps away from the main square. Walk-ins will be seated in the atmospheric bar area or else, with a reservation, head upstairs to the salon. The menu offers a tantalising combination of Peruvian and international flavours with standout dishes including the traditional potato-based causa, alpaca or Spanish-inspired tapas. Lunch boxes and picnics can be arranged for folks on the move.

Alastair Scott, Head of Product Strategy
Issaya Siamese Club, Bangkok

Owned by local celebrity chef Ian Kittichai, Issaya Siamese Club is situated in an historic 1920s Thai residence with a lovely open air terrace giving it a hip garden party vibe that is relaxed and welcoming. The décor is colourful with plantation style fans gently whirring and tropical blooms aplenty. Ian is a pioneer of farm-to-table dining and his cuisine is a modern interpretation on classic Thai dishes. Some of his signature dishes include Red Chili-Glazed Seabass (Pla Aob Prik), Jasmine Flower Flan (Kanom Dok Mali) and Massaman curry lamb shanks (Massaman Gae). 

Camilla MacInnes, Sales Manager
TRB Hutong, Beijing

Housed in a 600-year-old temple, in the old hutongs of Beijing, TRB Hutong is all about luxurious modern dining in an ancient setting. An army of highly trained, attentive staff wows diners with impeccable service (and a fine wine list) and you can expect a modern take on classic European haute cuisine. Signature dishes include butter-poached lobster with crab foam, sweet pea soup with crème fraîche and Beluga caviar, Icelandic scallop with apple, yuzu and ponzu and seared flank of Wagyu beef. Wine pairing available. 

Sujata Raman, Regional Managing Director
Palate Saffire Freycinet, Tasmania

Thanks to a perfect location on Tasmania’s East Coast, Saffire Freycinet has enviable access to the state’s finest local produce from the land and sea. Local fishermen regularly deliver a haul of beautiful seafood while grass-fed beef and lamb, full-flavoured game meats, and seasonal fruit and vegetables are chosen daily by Executive Chef, Todd Adams, and his team. Go for the multicourse degustation menu which comes with matching local wines, impeccable service and spectacular views across to the Hazards. Only open to guests of Saffire. 

Brett Lemish, Latin America Product Manager
The Argentine Experience, Buenos Aires

More than just a restaurant, the Argentine Experience is an intimate interactive dinner party where diners learn the basics of Argentine cuisine and some of its key customs, having fun and making new friends along the way. Learn how to fold your own empanada using the ‘repulge’ technique, order steak your way in Spanish, prepare a cup of mate and construct your own alfajores. All of this washed down with copious quantities of Argentinian Malbec. 

Steve Cauchi, Financial Controller
Doot Doot Doot, Mornington Peninsula, Victoria

The highly awarded Jackalope luxury hotel is home to contemporary newcomer Doot Doot Doot whose menu draws on seasonal offerings from the hotel’s kitchen garden and local producers. The eight-course degustation with paired Willow Creek and international wines is sublime and the sommelier’s passionate and knowledgeable presentation with each dish a stand-out.