Some of the wildest food pairings—from sea urchin and deep dish pizza to squirrel and seafood gumbo—have come to life on the small screen. This month, Andrew Zimmern, host of Travel Channel’s Bizarre Foods show, and Renaissance Hotels debuted “The Navigator’s Table,” an original mini-web series that takes viewers on some incredible culinary adventures across Chicago, Nashville and New York City.
“My whole life has been a journey of discovery, traveling the world looking for the exotic, bizarre and unusual,” Zimmern says. “I know the difference between good food and good eating and how important it is to try something new and get out of our comfort zone, and I’m proud to bring those experiences to ‘The Navigator’s Table’ and to Renaissance Hotels.”
“The Navigator’s Table” is hosted by Zimmern and includes six unscripted episodes featuring famous chefs, culinary luminaries and local influencers. The television personality and James Beard award-winning chef has also lent his global culinary expertise to bar snacks served at some of the newest Renaissance Hotels opening throughout the year. The snacks will be available exclusively on June 16, during Renaissance Hotels’ annual Global Day of Discovery, which takes place at 160 properties around the world.