stretchy pants time

yay for festive feasts!

The holidays are made for feasting. Here’s where to eat four country’s traditional festive dishes – fancy and casual. Bon appetit, citizens!

USA
USA

tamales in Texas

Unleash your inner Texan with a trip to legendary Austin spot, Tamale House East. Here, plates are piled high with delicious pork, chicken tomatillo and bean and cheese tamales, plus refried beans and Spanish rice. Warning: the dishes may be Mexican but the portions are definitely American – save room for horchata!

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Denmark
Denmark

herring in Copenhagen

Ready for some festive julesid, smørrebrød and snaps? The world’s your oyster – it’s on almost every menu! Try Told Og Snaps just off Nyhavn’s iconic canal strip; cosy, dark-panelled Restaurant Skindsbuksen – it’s one of the city’s oldest pubs, founded in 1728 – or our favourite, Schonnemann. There are over 20 herring dishes on offer!

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Switzerland
Switzerland

spice cookies in Geneva

Nothing warms up cold hands quite like a hot cookie. For an authentic Swiss experience, try a Basler Läckerli from a traditional ‘boulangerie’. Our tips? Award-winning Patisserie Pierre et Jean; new-kid-on-the-block David Bourdenet and Cafe Remor – for the added fun of a creamy cappuccino. Yay for perfect pairings!

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France
France

pastries in Paris

It’s a sweet-tooth’s favourite time of year! Indulge all your sugar cravings with a traditional Christmas log (or two!) at beloved Parisian patisserie, Masion Lenôtre. Want to really treat yourself? Head to the 8th arrondissement to try World Pastry Champion, Nina Metayer’s, mouth-wateringly imaginative creations. Vanilla and pecan? Pear and citrus fruits? Don’t mind if we do!

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