I have to start by saying that Monday night was one of the best evenings of my life! Yesterday I went to Per Se, here in New York, one of the best restaurants in the world and decided to give you the most recent list of the 10 top of the world’s restaurants. What a wonderfull dinner! I had the opportunity and pleasure of meeting Chef Thomas Keller, the restaurant’s owner. He really deserves this disctinction! I was enchanted by the service, the wine list and the unshowy luxury of the space all conform to rigorously high standards and matching food. It was the art of precise executing overlooking Central Park.
Alinea, in Chicago, and Eleven Madison Park, in New York City (my next visit) are other two north-american restaurants enshrined in the list of world’s 10 best restaurants. Noma, in Copenhagen, Denmark, has been named the best restaurant in the world for the third year in a row by Restaurant magazine’s World’s 50 Best list.
The list of the World’s 50 Best Restaurants (and the award ceremony organised to celebrate its annual unveiling) is organised and compiled by Restaurant Magazine. None of the employees of any of the sponsors associated with the awards, including the headline one, votes or has any influence over the results. The list is created from The World’s 50 Best Restaurants Academy, an influential group of over 800 international leaders in the restaurant industry, each selected for their expert opinion of the international restaurant scene. The Academy comprises 27 separate regions around the world. Each region has its own panel of 31 members including a chairperson to head it up. The panel is made up of food critics, chefs, restaurateurs and highly regarded ‘gastronomes’ each of whom has seven votes. Of the seven votes, at least three of which must be used to recognise restaurants outside of their region.
Check out the Top 10 winners below:
1. Noma, Copenhagen, Denmark
2. El Celler de Can Roca, Girona, Spain
3. Mugaritz, San Sebastián, Spain
4. D.O.M., São Paulo, Brazil
5. Osteria Francescana, Modena, Italy
6. Per Se, New York, US
7. Alinea, Chicago, US
8. Arzak, San Sebastián, Spain
9. Dinner by Heston Blumenthal, London, UK
10. Eleven Madison Park, New York, US
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