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In many parts of the world, dining is more exclusive than ever due to covid-19. By exclusive, we mean almost exclusively served outdoors, rather than inside. But it’s not all bad news! Some of the world’s greatest restaurants are shifting gears to make fun new experiences for their patrons, including some of the most sought after Michelin starred delights.

Capital One is giving cardmembers a chance to join in on the fun, with an exclusive partnership between the rewards credit card brand and the Michelin Guide, providing unique access, incredible meals delivered to your home and virtual cocktail hangouts with some of the best chefs in the world, too…

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Capital One x Michelin Guide

One of my favorite things to do in any city is to experience the cheapest and best street eats, but also see what fine dining means in a given location. Produce, seasonal ingredients and even spices are almost guaranteed to differ from city to city or country to country, and fine dining can be one of the most unique ways to get a crash course on it all.

When it comes to picking a spot, the Michelin Guide makes things pretty easy, with a massive list of cities where the guide’s inspectors have selected places worthy of one, two, or the insanely difficult three Michelin Star standard. Any restaurant holding a star should be worth the visit, and Michelin would argue a three star quality restaurant is worth the trip alone, wherever you’re coming from!

Capital One has now partnered with the Michelin Guide to provide cardmembers with unique access to tables, takeaway and events from celebrated restaurants, which kicks off with a handful of events across the USA.

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There’s a 100,000 point bonus on Capital One Venture right now.

In November and December, Capital One cardmembers can enjoy a special dinner for two delivered from a Michelin star restaurant, which includes a multi course meal and batched cocktails to pair for $150 all in. To make the meals feel even more festive from home, there’s also a virtual cocktail party with the celebrated chef behind the meal and a musical guest with each experience.

Sound enticing? Wait until you hear the menu you’ll enjoy from home in New York, from Chef Emma Bengtsson at the beloved Aquavit, including…

  • Osetra caviar on a mussel custard with pear and crispy onion
  • Lobster skagen on a brioche bun with lojrom (bleak roe)
  • Scallop crudo with cucumber and honey crisp apples
  • Steak tartare with pickled chanterelles, sunchokes and venison 
  • Foie gras torchon with figs, rye crumble and reduced sour cream
  • Cheese tartlet with a sea buckthorn gel
  • Traditional Swedish cookies

Or how about Boka in Chicago, from Lee Wolen? Chicago diners who move fast – hint, New York is already waitlist only – will get delivery including…

  • Smoked carrot tartare, pickled cilantro, seeded crackers
  • Gently poached prawns, smoked paprika, olive and fried garlic
  • Roasted Fall beets, sunflower, apple, yogurt
  • “Cold” fried chicken, Smoked trout roe and seaweed
  • Roasted Maitake mushroom, horseradish, brioche
  • Radishes dipped in koji butter with nori salt
  • Chocolate, coffee and hazelnut tart 

Want in? Events are selling fast and New York is already waitlist only. You can check out all current events and purchase tickets here. Capital One is buzzing into fine dining and dining in general recently, adding unique partnerships with UberEats, the James Beard Foundation, and now Michelin Guide.

To see all that Capital One offers cardmembers, check out the Capital One Access and Benefits page. Oh, and don’t forget that the Venture Card has a whopping, best ever 100,000 point bonus right now, which is $1000 back on travel to spend as you wish!

Gilbert Ott

Gilbert Ott is an ever curious traveler and one of the world's leading travel experts. His adventures take him all over the globe, often spanning over 200,000 miles a year and his travel exploits are regularly...

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