10 best restaurants in the world
British magazine Restaurant ranked the top 50 best restaurants in the world. And the list was headed by a new winner.
The authoritative British magazine Restaurant presented the ranking of the best institutions in the world in 2016, based on a survey of chefs, restaurateurs, gourmets and restaurant critics.
The winner was the restaurant Osteria Francescana in the Italian city of Modena. Last year’s winner of this title El Celler de Can Roca dropped to second place, and the French restaurant Mirazur also entered the top 10.
10. ASADOR ETXEBARRI
Location: Aspe, Spain
Chef: Victor Arguinzonis
Cuisine: Spanish, Barbecue
Restaurant Asador Etxebarri is located in the mountains – in a small town an hour’s drive from San Sebastián. It is so quiet here that guests can be disturbed by the sound of church bells or the mooing of a calf.
Chief Victor Arguinzonis was born not far from this place and worked for many years in a factory before purchasing a restaurant with his father and uncle. He spends a lot of time in the kitchen, being a big fan of barbecue.
Location: Vienna, Austria
Chef: Heinz Wightbauer
Cuisine: Modern Austrian
On paper, the Steirereck is a traditional family restaurant, but under the patronage of Heinz Reitbauer it has become a true symbol of innovative cooking. Outside the institution is more like a glass cube, but the interior is decorated in light colors, it has a lot of wood, cement and starched white tablecloths on the tables. The dishes of this chef combine culinary theater, precise technique and deep respect for local products.
Place: Tokyo, Japan
Chef: Yoshihiro Narisawa
Cuisine: innovative cuisine Satoyama
In the kitchen Yoshihiro Narisavy combines his special style and the wisdom of his ancestors. The restaurant opened in 2003 under the name Les Créations de Narisawa, and after eight the name became shorter – Narisawa.
The institution uses local products, and the chef directly communicates with manufacturers. Because dinner in Narisawa turns into a journey through Japanese culture. In addition, it is here where you can taste the best Japanese wines, for example, Pinot Noir from Nagano and Riesling Lion from Iwate.
Place: San Sebastian, Spain
Chef: Andoni Luis Aduris
Cuisine: Spanish Techno Emotional
This restaurant is called the source of creativity, which is hidden in a remote area of the Basque Country, and Andoni Luis Aduris is considered one of the leading Spanish chefs after Ferran Adria.
The menu of the restaurant includes about 20 dishes, among which may be squid and scrambled eggs with young garlic, and lamb thigh baked with eucalyptus. In case of good weather, you can evaluate the food in one of the gardens around the restaurant.
Place: Menton, France
Chef: Mauro Colagreco
Restaurant Mirazur is located in the resort town near the Italian border. Therefore, in the menu you can see the combination of French cuisine and the Italian-Argentine heritage of the chef. The institution buys vegetables and seafood on the market of the Italian port city of Ventimiglia. Here you should definitely try oysters with tapioca, pear and shallot cream.
Place: Copenhagen, Denmark
Chef: Rene Redzepi
Cuisine: Scandinavian, seasonal
This restaurant four times headed the rating of the 50 best restaurants, and only this year dropped a few positions lower. Noma is a field of modern Scandinavian gastronomic movement, which gradually captures the world. It all started in 2003 when Redzepi decided to resurrect Scandinavian cuisine using modern cooking techniques.
Guests can enjoy not only food, but also a view of the pier outside the window. Often, the chef himself makes meals in the hall. Restaurants Noma successfully operate in London, Tokyo and Sydney. And in 2016, Redzepi plans to close the establishment and reopen it for visitors after changing the concept to a suburban farm.
Place: Lima, Peru
Chef: Virgilio Martinez
Cuisine: modern Peruvian
In the Central restaurant, a culinary expedition to Peru awaits the guests. In the search for the necessary ingredients, chef Virgilio Martinez and his team are ready to go to the jungle, mountains, desert and the sea. For the first time the institution fell into the list of the best in 2014, and ranked fourth for the second time in a row.
3. ELEVEN MADISON PARK
Place: New York, USA
Chef: Daniel Humm
Cuisine: modern European cuisine in the New York style
Co-owners of Eleven Madison Park, Will Guidara and Daniel Hamm are working to erase the boundaries between the kitchen and the restaurant hall – absolute harmony reigns here. The menu has recently undergone a change. Of the 14 positions, there are only 7 left, which allows the boss to focus even more on each guest.Guidara and Hamm have been working together for about 10 years. In the near future – the opening of the restaurant Made Nice in New York and the second NoMad hotel in Los Angeles.
2. EL CELLER DE CAN ROCA
Location: Girona, Spain
Chef: Juan Roca
El Celler de Can Roca is a family affair of the Roca brothers. Juan is in charge of the kitchen, the cook, Josep is the sommelier, and Jordi is in charge of the pastry shop. This restaurant combines creativity and a cozy homely atmosphere. In 2013 and 2015, he became the leader of the rating.
The menu is largely due to the characteristics of Catalonia, but there is a place for culinary experiments. In recent years, the brothers closed their establishment in August and went to South America, Turkey and the United States to gain experience.
1. OSTERIA FRANCESCANA
Location: Modena, Italy
Chef: Massimo Bottura
Cuisine: Modern Italian
In the opinion of almost 1,000 experts, the title of the best restaurant in the world went to last year’s second-place holder, Osteria Francescana. They noted the creativity of the chef and part-time owner Massimo Bottura, his great skill and constant desire to exceed expectations.
The institution offers two menus – Sensations and Tradition in Evolution. There are only 12 tables, and on the walls you can see examples of modern art. In early 2016, Bottura also founded the non-profit organization Food for Soul in order to overcome hunger in the world.