“If you could go anywhere in the world, where would go?”
I genuinely hate that question.
Could you only eat one meal for the rest of your life? Would you really only take one thing to a desert island? Do you have a favourite child? Okay, perhaps a little extreme but you get my point.
There isn’t one place and it would be unfair for you to make me choose. I have wanderlust, I want to go everywhere. Please don’t make me pick one.
That being said, I unfortunately haven’t learned to apparate yet so at some point I do have to sit and decide where in the world I’ll go next.
You know what would make this so much damn easier? A menu. A simple “here’s the world’s selection” in an easy to read list. The appetisers, the mains and even the light bites all with what’s included and the price to pay. You ask a girl what she wants for dinner and she panics, “I don’t know!” You present said girl with a menu of a few choices and she’s already ordered before you’ve picked your wine. If I could choose my travels in the same way I pick my scallops and steak, why how much less stress I’d endure!
So I welcome you to Eppie’s, a contemporary bistro for the travellers and adventure seekers featuring an exotic range of dishes from all across the globe. The twist is… the Chef hasn’t tried them yet. Pull up a chair, passport in hand and pick your selection for a guaranteed authentic experience*.
*Please note that unfortunately any orders from the menu will not be passed to the kitchen as this is a fictitious bucket list created by a serial wanderluster.
The small yet satisfying escapes
The Best of the Baltics
A trio of individual cities, each complimenting the next. The first, a taste of Tallinn, mixing old and new styles to a scenic sea breeze capital. Next follows Riga, a striking flamboyant bite. Lastly, Vilnius comes served as a hilly panorama packed with history and bohemian flavour.
Oslo to Bergen
A journey of a dish that will take you from a fishing capital to great heights on a remarkable scenic ride.
Who said cheese couldn’t come first? Begin with a sliver before heading to Zurich and Bern, Basil and Lausanne. A plate you’ll go back to again and again, never the same but always as delightful as expected.
The Main Course
A longer lasting dish for a more in-depth adventure
A journey through the wild with a trip to the Amazon mixing sounds and sights unseen before. A sample of Galapagos is served alongside, a small yet memorable adventure you’ll only find in this dish.
A feast for the senses, this selection will take you on a luxurious ride through culture and beauty. A puree of the Pink City alongside a slice of tradition, with scenic surprises along the way.
The Great Migration Mezze
Step into a natural wonder as we travel through Tanzania following the great buffalo. Expect drama and depth with a dish that will have you on the edge of your seat at every moment.
An after dinner treat to leave a lasting impression
As sweet as its beauty, make sure to leave room for a refreshing trip to Vancouver, a meringue of peaks sprinkled in snow with soft scenic wonder at its core.
Filled with warm spices and rich in colour, Morocco will leave you wishing it would never end. A capital of culture surrounded by sands to be discovered; a truly exceptional taste of North Africa awaits.
A thin slate with two sides, beginning with a warm relaxed taste of Buenos Aires before you gradually travel south to the fresh cold air of Antarctica. Expect to be wowed with each element and to never look back as you end your escapade at the end of the world.
Now just to order, what will it be?
I know what I’ll be having … everything on the menu please Miss.
This month’s travel linkup topic is all about if travel was a menu. What would be your starter (short-haul), main (long haul) and/or dessert (a place with a lasting impression)? To join in the fun, Just pop your post up over the first week of the month (the 1st – 7th May 2017), add it to the link up widget found on Follow Your Sunshine, Adventures of a London Kiwi, SilverSpoon London, or on the blog of guest host Binny at Binny’s Kitchen and Travel Diaries from the 1st.
I so, so adore this menu Eppie!
I absolutely loved your take on this month’s link-up! …so much so that I want to print out this menu and post it on my fridge and tick it all off!
Thanks Polly! Ahhhh please do… and then let me know with each tick so I can tag onto each adventure 😉
Love what you did there! I think it has to be a tasting menu, a little bit of each of them! With you on the Baltics, just back from Tallinn and my husband did the full tour too!
Haha good choice Anna! Oh wow how was Tallinn!
Great post! Vancouver is so high on my bucket list… you’ve made me want to visit it that little bit more!
Thanks Emily, oh me too! I visited Canada a couple of years ago and completely fell in love!
Love it. Me too. I’ll take them all. Clever post. Cheers from Copenhagen. Where the tastes are mostly herrings, beer and chewy brown bread. Come on over!
Thank you Erin! That sounds delicious, I’ll order a side of Copenhagen please 🙂
Ha, great take on the subject and now you’ve made me think of favourite pieces of journeys (as appetisers). Motorbike trip in the northern highlands of Vietnam … overnight in a boutique hotel in London; a drive down the north west coast of the USA. But I think I have to disagree with Argentina as dessert. Too heavy ;). Loved the post.
Thanks Sally, I like the sound of your menu too! Haha perhaps… but what a way to finish 😉
Super creative, Eppie and I would defo order the whole menu! I love your take on this theme this month! x
Thanks Honey! xx
Omg definitely Tanzania as a main dish! Love it! It’s the one country I want to go to next in Africa 🙂
Doesn’t it look amazing! So much to see and incredible wildlife
This is THE most creative amazing post I have read so far! You had me at “I fucking hate that question” because, yep, I do!!!! Love your menu and wish I could just have an order of it ALL!!
Haha thank you!! It’s so annoying right XD
Oooh this is such a great take on the theme. As a matter of fact, I do have a favourite child. It’s the food baby created by my insatiable desire to continulously eat that one damned meal! Heh, and you are also right about cheese. It can come at any damn time it pleases. In fact, the more the merrier. Aaaaand we’re right back at food baby again…
Hahaha my one and only favourite baby. And hell yes, why risk cheese until dessert when I might be too full… line it up people!
Eppie you are so creative – this was a great menu. You’ve truly written it like a menu (I want to eat Argentina?! Didn’t think that would ever happen?!) I think I will be having one of everything too.
Thank you Sarah 🙂 Haha even when I put it in a menu I still couldn’t choose!
Fantastic menu!!! Love the way you wrote it too
I love the way you’ve structured this! South America is a big gap in my travel experience and I really hope to visit Argentina soon!
Thanks Angie! Me too… I feel a lot of us lot will be going soon!
interesting post #travellinkup
LOVE it, Eppie! So creative 🙂 I totally agree, it is very unfair to pick just one. I also hate when they ask me to compare the countries or cities, like, “which is better Rome or Paris?”. REALLY?! Anyway, I think I’ll start with Oslo to Bergen, Tanzania for the main and end with Morocco, s’il vous plaît 😉
Hahah I know right! Or when people assume you know everything about somewhere… you’re a travel blogger where can I get brunch for £5 in Ireland… ermmmm lol.
Sounds like a perfect choice… I’ll get it cooking 😉