As a seasoned travel with a zest for adventure and a taste for luxury, you already eschew chain restaurants like Outback or Applebee’s. You probably wouldn’t be caught dead in a Denny’s. However, even eating in 5-star restaurants can start to get boring when you’re just getting the same old fare in the same old environment. Even a great steak and a fine wine can start to seem blase when you’ve had them time and time again.
It’s time to shake it up and rediscover your love of fine dining and adventure. You need to find a restaurant that breaks the mold in some way, either in the atmosphere or in the type of food it serves. Depending on where you live, you could combine this quest with your desire to travel. Here are 4 of the most unusual restaurants around the world that can provide you with a starting point for new and adventurous cuisine:
They say that if you lose one sense, your other senses are heightened. This restaurant puts that theory to the test. After ordering your meal in a normally lit room, you are led to your table in complete darkness, and your meal is served in complete darkness. There are locations in California and New York.
There’s no better way to lose some pounds than to eat while you’re in the buff. You’ll either learn to embrace your body in all its glory, or you’ll immediately gain the motivation to exert some will power. Clothing-optional dinners are held at restaurants throughout New York City. The clothes come off in layers as the courses are served, and the diners learn to embrace their bodies while discovering new and delicious dishes.
You can’t beat these views: This restaurant sits 16 feet below sea level and has 180 degree views of life under the ocean. Located in the Maldives, this restaurant has a changing, seasonal menu and exclusive seating for just over a dozen people. Not surprisingly, you’ll need to make reservations far in advance in order to get a seat.
After you’ve enjoyed views below the sea, you can get views from the opposite spectrum — high in the sky over Belgium. This “restaurant” takes diners 150 feet in the air and cooks food right on the table in front of you. The dining experience has just been created, so you still have the chance to be one of the first to experience it.
Break through your dining blues and try out one of these unique dining experiences, Whether you’re eating in the nude or in the dark, and whether you’re eating under the sea or in the sky, you’ll be fully engaged in your meal and have a story to last you for many years to come.
What’s the most unusual restaurant that you’ve eating in? Tell us about it in the comments!
Author: Bridget Sandorford is a freelance food and culinary writer, where recently she’s been researching the culinary major. In her spare time, she enjoys biking, painting and working on her first cookbook.