What is Bonappetour?
Food is a huge part of discovering a countries culture and meal sharing is a great way to meet other people. Well, Bonappetour has taken the two concepts and merged them together.
Bonappetour is a meal sharing experience for travelers to connect with local chefs and hosts for an in home cultural dining opportunity around the world. Bonappetour helps travelers fully immerse into cultural adaptation, encourages meeting locals and other travelers, and the experience to try unbelievable homemade local cuisine. It is also known as the AirBnB for food with others!
Bonappetour has a strong focus with the Europe, with Italy having the most hosts and is starting to expand in the US. Hosts create their own menu to best represent their city and culture. The chefs create menus everything from modern cuisine, plain and simple foods, and even grandmas recipes. When traveling, there is nothing better than a great home cooked meal!
How it works:
Travelers also get to make new friends in the city they are visiting and a deeper cultural exchange with their local hosts. For the local hosts, this is a platform for them to do what they love doing – that is cooking, and hosting people from around the world, sharing a their culture that is near and dear to them, while making money at the same time.
1. Log onto Bonappetour.
2. Select the city and date that you desire to book with Bonappetour.
3. Look through menus and offers and host profiles for those cities and select the day that most interests you.
4. Book the dining experience that inspires you most! It’s that simple!
**And you can sign in using this link to get $25 towards your first BonAppetour dining experiences anywhere in the world or if already have an account, type in “WHONEEDSMAPS” at check out for $10 0ff!
Our Bonappetour Meal:
Starter – Mozzarella, tomato and basil skewers.
Drink – White wine.
Salad – rocket, shrimp, tomato, 6 minute boiled egg, and plantain fritters.
Dinner – tomato risotto with a peanut crusted salmon.
Dessert – deconstructed tiramisu, with caramelized popcorn, brown sugar, and crystallized honey.
Check out some of the other amazing dishes that the chefs of Bonappetour are producing!
We met our chef, Florent, at his place at 7:30pm. We were greeted with warm smiles and the smell of some delicious food. We knew we would be having a good time! We sat at the table and were served Mozzarella, tomato and basil skewers with some delicious French white wine! Cheese and wine. He gets totally us. :)
We started our meal with a French and African fusion salad with a 6 minute soft boiled egg and plantain chip fritters. We were so impressed with the way Florent cooked the egg; it was runny, it broke beautifully, and tasted wonderful with all the entirety of the salad.
Our favorite dish was the main course-Peanut crusted salmon and tomato risotto. Not only was it beautifully presented, but it was a salmon unlike we have ever had before. Plus, if you know anything about cooking risotto, it’s that it is really hard to get right in such a short amount of time. But, Florent did and made it a flavor we have never tried before! We are drooling just thinking about it!
The dessert was definitely an interesting take on a tiramisu. It was light, fluffy, and sweet but had an awesome crunch from the popcorn and crystallized honey. We have never seen anything like it but it was truly fantastic. If that was on a menu, we would happily order it a restaurant!
One thing we would like to mention, is that Florent is very French and couldn’t speak much English. He had no idea that I was fluent yet, he went out of his way to invite a friend of his to help translate French to English. This really made our experience. His kindness showed through and he wanted to make sure we were happy and comfortable with our dinner. We really appreciate all the efforts he’s done to make sure we had an incredible Bonappetour experience.
Bonappetour was a fantastic way to explore true local cuisine with a local chef. We loved our dining experience and we are excited to try more Bonappetour experiences in many other cities.
In case you missed it above, sign in using this link to get $25 towards your first BonAppetour dining experiences anywhere in the world or if already have an account, type in “WHONEEDSMAPS” at check out for $10 0ff!