Celebrity Chef, by Aisling Rice
Ever heard of Airbnb? The worldwide accommodation leader that allows you to travel like a local. Instead of booking an overpriced bland hotel room, the site sets you up with locals in the area looking to rent their apartment, house, farm or even bus! It’s a great way to live like a local while you’re traveling.
Lucky for us, there is now an Airbnb for foodies! Sites like Meal Sharing and EatWith are taking travel cuisine to a new level. Eliminate the stress of trying to find a decent place to eat while traveling. Join a meal in the town you’re visiting and interact with locals for an unforgettable experience. Sign up with Meal Sharing and EatWith and browse through cities worldwide to find your next table to join.
EatWith also offers meal attendance and hosting in hundreds of cities worldwide, including Barcelona, Tel Aviv, Hong Kong and many more. This service emphasizes the high quality hosts you have the chance to dine with- from passionate home cooks, to professional chefs and even Michelin-starred chefs from around the globe! With this being said, you also have the opportunity to host a private event for you and your close friends. Choose from gorgeous dining rooms throughout the city and customize your own menu with the chef. Talk about a luxurious dinner party!
Both services operate with the host, as far as pricing. For example, if the host is preparing an up scale dinner with cuisine to match, they will charge more per person. Prices range from $5 per person for a casual Sunday brunch to $200 for a decadent meal.
Don’t limit the use to traveling! Attending and hosting dinners is a great way to meet new people in your community and make life long friends.
“If you really want to make a friend, go to someone’s house and eat with him…the people who give you their food give you their heart.” Cesar Chavez