Food is an inseparable accompaniment to any travel or holiday experience. In luxury villa accommodations, dining is taken to a whole new level of exclusivity and personal touch. While some diners make reservations, drive themselves to 5-star restaurants, and wait for a table, villa vacationers instead have the restaurant experience brought right to the very place where they are staying – along with other delightful perks.
Your own private chef
An iconic service feature of a luxury villa stay is having your own private chef. These experienced talents provide full services for guests, from grocery shopping to the actual food serving. They combine local expertise with high-class culinary training, knowing where to find the freshest ingredients and crafting star-quality dishes with finesse.
Every single meal is customizable. You are free to make requests or ask the chef for recommendations. To add some excitement, some assign a theme for their meals – be it seafood feasts, vegan or meat lover’s choice, Asian or Western cuisine. The chef can also customize the food based on budget and other preferences. For those who want it easy, an in-villa menu is also readily available for quick choosing.
Your choice of dining location and setting
Luxury villas usually have several designated areas where guests can dine with options for both indoor and outdoor. You are also free to choose your kind of setup – whether you wish for a classy dinner or barbecue parties by the pool or at the beach, whether you want a sit-down full-course meal or a buffet style luncheon. You can go for more intimate, romantic dinners for two or all-out family feasts to celebrate special occasions. Some villas even feature signature floating breakfasts in the pool, a usual favorite among guests.
Private cooking lessons on local cuisine
Though not known to many, some villa chefs also offer in-house cooking lessons for guests. This is certainly one of the most unique villa experiences, whether you are looking for a fun and engaging activity for your group or you wish to add exciting local dishes to your list of know-hows. It is a chance to learn new techniques and ingredients, as well as the fascinating food culture of the region. Some cooking lessons even come complete with actual certificates and your very own apron.
Silvan Kitma is General Manager of The Private World. The Private World is a villa rentals company offering some the most top-rated luxury vacation home rentals in the world’s top tourist destinations.