October 2019 Eat Up: Three Hotel Experiences That Take Picnicking to a Posh New Level

Eat Up: Three Hotel Experiences That Take Picnicking to a Posh New Level

Quite the spread: Tasty treats pair perfectly with views of Table Mountain. 
Quite the spread: Tasty treats pair perfectly with views of Table Mountain. 
Champagne, gourmet goodies, and secret spots in stunning natural settings are taking the basic picnic up a notch. 
 

The Twelve Apostles Hotel and Spa — Cape Town, South Africa

Iconic Table Mountain provides a dramatic backdrop for this 70-room hotel, perched cliffside over the Atlantic and radiating classic glamour.
The Spot: It doesn’t get more romantic than heart-shaped Stanley’s Rock, which offers stellar views of flat-topped Signal Hill and Table Mountain National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage site.
In the Bag: A bottle of Mo毛t & Chandon Imp茅rial Champagne, balsamic-glazed beetroot and feta salad, smoked snoek p芒t茅, and other decadent treats come packed inside a handcrafted hamper.
The Details: Virtuoso travelers receive breakfast daily and a $100 hotel credit. 
Uninhabited islands in the Con Dao archipelago hit the spot for a private picnic. 
Uninhabited islands in the Con Dao archipelago hit the spot for a private picnic. 

Six Senses Con Dao — Con Dao, Vietnam 

Personal butlers and private infinity pools add to the Zen ambience at this 50-villa, eco-conscious retreat, the first luxury resort in the marine Con Dao National Park.
The Spot: A captained speedboat takes visitors on a four-hour excursion to remote islands in the Con Dao archipelago. Most are uninhabited, so picnickers can snorkel and snack in ultimate seclusion.
In the Bag: Mustard-leaf hand rolls, tomato and mozzarella salad, and other munchies keep things light – and then there’s the triple chocolate brownie.
The Details: Virtuoso travelers receive breakfast daily, a 50-minute massage, and private round-trip airport transfers.
A picnic at Beringer Vineyards? Yes, please. 
A picnic at Beringer Vineyards? Yes, please. 

Las Alcobas, a Luxury Collection Hotel — Napa Valley

Vine-draped hills are in constant view at the 68-room boutique hotel set in the heart of wine country. The gorgeous Georgian-style mansion is home to Acacia House restaurant, helmed by Top Chef Masters winner Chris Cosentino.
The Spot: Las Alcobas just happens to be neighbors with Beringer Vineyards, founded in 1876, where hotel guests are welcome to lay a blanket amid a redwood grove, among the grapevines, and at other scenic locations around the estate grounds.
In the Bag: Nosh on a demi-baguette with prosciutto cotto and Gruy猫re, or, for vegetarians, a marinated-mushroom tartine with goat cheese and watercress.
The Details: Virtuoso travelers receive a welcome bottle of wine, breakfast daily, and a $100 hotel credit. 

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