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9 Hot Honeymoon Spots for Foodies

When your wedding diet ends, the honeymoon splurge can begin! Ready for pastries in Paris? Pintxos in Pamplona? Beignets in the Big Easy? Read on, and start the gravy days of wedded bliss off right at these honeymoon spots for foodies.

Pamplona, Spain

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Most famous for its annual summertime Running of the Bulls, Pamplona is actually a secret foodie hotspot, year round. Whether you're sampling the pintxos (small but artful snacks served around Basque country) at casual spots like Bar Gaucho or indulging in the elaborate tasting menu at Michelin-starred Rodero Restaurante and Europa Restaurante, your taste buds will be in bliss at this honeymoon spot.

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Photo: Courtesty Europa Restaurante

Rome, Italy

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The concept of "farm to table" in Rome is a given, not a trend. The homemade pasta and bubbling-hot pizza are to die for, but even seemingly simple dishes, like bruschetta, served with fresh tomatoes, homemade bread and fragrant basil, will give you a whole new appreciation of Italian food. And save room for gelato, everywhere you go.

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Photo: Couresy Turismo Roma

St. Lucia

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Creole, European, African and Indian—it's a delectable combination here in St. Lucia. Expect lots of fresh seafood and unique spice combinations across the island, and, for a splurge, make a reservation at Boucan by Hotel Chocolat, where the own estate-grown cacao is incorporated into every dish.

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Photo: Courtesty Boucan by Hotel Chocolat

Aruba

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"Melting pot" is an understatement for the gastro scene in Aruba, one of our favorite honeymoon spots. Here, more than 90 nationalities influence the restaurants, including flavors from Spain, the nation that first discovered the island, and the Dutch, which later acquired it. Of course, don't forget to try local favorites, such as gouda-glazed keshi yena, a spice-filled meat and cheese dish you won't find back home.

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Photo: Courtesy Aruba Tourism Authority

Charleston, South Carolina

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Eat your way through this Southern gourmet destination, home to one of the hottest restaurant scenes in the country. In South Carolina, you can expect low country cooking packed with seafood and soul (don't leave without sampling plenty of shrimp and grits and she-crab soup), an oh-so-strollable downtown, gorgeous beaches and rich history.

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Photo: Courtesy Charleston Area CVB

New Orleans, Louisiana

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Love is in the air in New Orleans—and so is live jazz, sultry swamp music and a food scene unlike any other. Order beignets at Café du Monde, savor brunch at Commander's Palace, search out the city's best muffaletta and eat your fill of gumbo as you get the lay of the land in The Big Easy.

Photo: Courtesty New Orleans Online

Paris, France

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Don't forget Paris. Here, food reaches new heights, thanks to inventive chefs obsessively committed to the culinary craft. For a meal that reaches "life-changing" proportions, book a reservation at one of Joël Robuchon's restaurants. But keep in mind, you don't have to spend a paycheck to have an amazing meal. Hit the neighborhood bakery for baguettes and macarons, a local creamery for cheese and a wine shop for a bottle of red, and you've got a picnic to remember.

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Photo: Courtesty Paris Tourist Office - Photographer : Amélie Dupont

Las Vegas, Nevada

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Once known as the land of shrimp cocktails and buffets, today's Las Vegas is celebrity chef central. Giada De Laurentiis, Wolfgang Puck, Joël Robuchon, Tom Colicchio, Thomas Keller, Jose Andres, Emeril Lagasse, Hubert Keller and so many others have restaurants here, all within walking distance of one another. Oh, and if you like gambling, there's plenty of that, too.

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Photo: Courtesy Giada at the Cromwell

St. Barts

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With seafood fresh out of the ocean and intriguing creole spices, St. Barts offers plenty of adventurous options to food lovers. If you honeymoon here, book a table at Eden Rock — St. Barts to try Jean-Georges Vongerichten's take on island fare. And be sure and try Maya's, one of Vongerichten's favorite spots, which is a local institution with a menu that changes daily.

Photo: Courtesy Eden Rock — St. Barts

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