Gourmantic Living

Gourmantic WorldLiving the Gourmantic Life usually means ticking a few items off the wish list after a trip abroad peppered with culinary experiences. Yet after each holiday, the list of  places we would like to visit and the restaurants where we would like to dine  grows slightly more; a delicious catch-22 if ever there was one.

In keeping with the Gourmantic theme, the list is divided into Travel and Food categories. Items in bold are those that we have already achieved. Some of the hyperlinks take you to our reviews.


  1. Travel on the Venice Simplon Orient-Express
  2. Stay at the Hotel Danieli (Venice)
  3. Stay at the Ritz Hotel (London)
  4. Stay at the Hotel Negresco (Nice)
  5. Stay at the Carlton Hotel (Cannes)
  6. Fly Business Class on a long haul flight
  7. Take a romantic ride in a gondola (Venice)
  8. Holiday in the Greek Islands (incl. Santorini) during summer (Greece)
  9. Spend a summer touring around the Mediterranean (Various)
  10. Stay in Positano (Italy)
  11. Visit Capri in summer (Italy)
  12. See Portofino (Italy)
  13. Fly First Class as a couple on a long haul flight
  14. Visit Petra (Jordan)
  15. Visit Tunis (Tunisia)
  16. Island hop in the Caribbean (Various)
  17. Stay  in a luxury overwater bungalow in Bora Bora (Tahiti)
  18. Visit Venice during Carnevale (Italy)
  19. Celebrate Bastille Day in Paris (France)
  20. Experience an audience with the Pope (Vatican)
  21. See Istanbul and visit the Hagia Sophia mosque (Turkey)
  22. See Coppadocia (Turkey)
  23. See the pyramids (Egypt)
  24. See the aurora borealis
  25. Walk on an active volcano in Hawaii (Big Island)
  26. Return to Paris every 2 years (France)
  27. Stay at a luxury resort in the Maldives (Maldives)
  28. Stay on the Algarve coast (Portugal)
  29. Visit Mauritius, Madagascar and Reunion Island
  30. Travel to outer space (Space)
  31. Spend two months in Tuscany in a rented villa with friends (Italy)
  32. Visit Mont St-Michel and photograph it in high tide (France)
  33. See the Trulli in Alberobello (Italy)
  34. Sun worship on the sands of Rio de Janeiro (Brazil)
  35. See Christ the Redeemer, statue of Jesus Christ in Rio de Janeiro and ride in the cable car (Brazil)
  36. Go on an African safari (Africa)
  37. See Stonehenge (England)
  38. See San Marino (San Marino)
  39. Return to the French Riviera in summer for a few weeks (France)
  40. Visit Andorra (Andorra)
  41. Visit Liechenstein (Liechenstein)
  42. Return to Club Med Moorea if it ever reopens (Tahiti)
  43. See the ancient ruins of Palmyra (Syria)


  1. Dine at La Tour D’Argent (Paris)
  2. Dine at Tetsuya’s (Sydney)
  3. Dine at Paul Bocuse (Lyon)
  4. Dine at Maxim’s (Paris)
  5. Have afternoon tea at the Ritz Hotel (London)
  6. Cook at home with fresh Périgord truffles
  7. Cellar some Château d’Yquem
  8. Have a Bellini at Harry’s bar (Venice)
  9. Lunch at Locanda dell’Isola Comacina (Lake Como)
  10. Dine at Le Grand Vefour (Paris)
  11. Dine at Arzak (Spain)
  12. Have drinks at the Peninsula Hotel (Hong Kong)
  13. Dine at Le Carré des Feuillants (Paris)
  14. Have afternoon tea at Burj al Arab hotel (Dubai)
  15. Dine at Le Jules Verne in the Eiffel Tower (Paris)
  16. Dine at Rick Stein’s Seafood Restaurant in Padstow (England)
  17. Dine at Petrossian (Paris)
  18. Dine at La Tour d’Argent one more time.

And it continues…

For a list of the places we have visited, refer to the Gourmantic World.


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About the author

Corinne Mossati

Corinne Mossati is the Founder/Editor of popular online magazine Gourmantic and Cocktails & Bars, a website dedicated to cocktail culture and the discerning drinker. She is named in Australian Bartender Magazine’s Top 100 Most Influential List since 2013, is a member of The Academy responsible for judging the World’s 50 Best Bars. She has also judged the inaugural Australasian Whisky Awards and various national cocktail competitions.