more or less travelers who value cheap airplane tickets and discount hotel rooms are more than ready to splurge on restaurants that offer truly memorial dining experiences.
Such restaurants can be found among AAAs recently announced 2011 winners of its Five Diamond awards for restaurants.
Chicago came in with the most Five Diamond restaurants, with seven, Las Vegas luster with second string and surprisingly New York City with only three.
Only one new Five Diamond restaurant in the U.
A total of three new restaurants won the prestigious Five Diamond status in Canada, the Caribbean, Mexico and the U.
This is the first time in a couple of years that the Five Diamond list has beefed-up The recession hit the travel industry hard increasing restaurant closures and resulting in fewer new openings.
The Lumiere, one of Chief Daniel Bouluds restaurants, is one of the new Five Diamond eateries and is considered one of Vancouvers best restaurants.
His famous restaurant Daniel in New York City has earned Five Diamond status since 1999 and in October of last year was awarded Three Michelin Stars.
The other new Five Diamond restaurants are Carolina at the St.
Regis, Punta Mita Resort in Punta Mita, Mexico and Winvian in the Winvian resort in Morris, Connecticut.
The Five Diamond restaurant which has retained this rating for the longer period is the Inn at Little Washington Dining Room which earned its Five Diamond ratings for its 23rd consecutive session This outstanding restaurant is about an hours drive outside of Washington, single-phase alternating current