But even if you've got cash to splash around, there are only so many meals in a day and so many days in a vacation. What is an overachieving culinary buff to do?
Thank goodness for Taste of London.
Foodies flock to Mahiki's Regent's Park pop-up — Photo courtesy of Taste of London
From June 17 to June 21, 2015, Britain's most influential figures in food and restaurants will converge in Regent's Park to showcase their latest concoctions. Think bite-sized versions of Michelin menus, familiar faces from British TV, Pimms, champagne and summer hats.
There's no more beautiful time to experience the city than the start of summer (about a month before things get quite hairy with the tourists), and Taste of London's promise of sun, sumptuous bites, education and entertainment cannot be missed.
This year, chefs on show will include Marcus Wareing, Monica Galetti and Atul Kochhar, London's poster boy for modern west Asian cuisines and the first Indian chef to receive a Michelin star.
Taste's exhibitors offer up a visual feast — Photo courtesy of Taste of London
Taste's food festivals take place in 21 cities across the globe, including Abu Dhabi, Toronto, Helsinki, Melbourne and Cape Town, and tickets for the British capital are now available to the public. They're worth every bit of their £16 price tag.
And if you can afford it, Taste and Laurent-Perrier offer a premium experience for £84 that includes a "Champagne Moments" masterclass and £20 worth of "crowns," Taste's own in-park currency used for purchasing samples of otherwise pricey bites.
And it's not just nibbles that are on the agenda.
"Laurent-Perrier will showcase one of the most beautiful features in the park with their champagne masterclass, The Balvenie will host whisky tastings and Mortimer’s cider will return with its hugely popular silent disco," organizers say. "In addition, Grana Padano DOP and Prosecco DOC will present Italian Moments – tastings and pairings with the authentic Prosecco and the best vintages of Grana Padano."
Rarely do visitors to a city get to eat at more than one or two stellar restaurants. A trip to Taste of London will get you caught up to speed on what Londoners are eating, all in one beautiful afternoon.
Just watch your champagne consumption: those park geese love a fight.