In yesterday’s “Travel Minute” I mentioned a number of airports around the world whose managers have made a serious effort to bring in recognized chefs to operate serious restaurants.
Like “Top Chef” winner Michael Voltaggio. He has a branch of his gourmet sandwich bar at the Los Angeles’ Airport. Global celebrity chef Heston Blumenthal runs Perfectionist Café at London’s Heathrow airport in Terminal 2. And you’ll find dry-aged steaks at LaGuardia’s Delta terminal at Prime Tavern.
But it’s not all celebrity chefs. At my hometown airport, Minneapolis-St. Paul, Sudryk’s–a local wine store with a side deli—has a cozy eatery in the airport’s main terminal where you can grab a terrific Vietnamese-style banh mi sandwich with chicken to take on your trip. Or you can be seated for a great, freshly made salad and a nice bottle of wine from their retail selection that lines one wall.
So shop around before you settle for a fast-food offering on your next trip.