One of the blog posts I’ve enjoyed writing the most so far was #6 about some of the Best Restaurants in the World. As a foodie, it’s great not only to share some of my inspirations with you but also to showcase the amazing visual feats of modern gastronomy.
So today, I’ve decided to write a follow-up to that post, aptly titled ‘Part 2’! Here are 10 more of my favourite restaurants from the 2013 San Pellegrino list:
#1 – Le Bernardin
One of the world’s finest fish restaurants, Le Bernardin prides itself on the freshness, sourcing and delicate flavour combinations of its food. From its humble beginning in 1986, Head Chef Eric Ripert & his team have transformed this Parisian inspired restaurant into an international name.
Tasting Menu – $155
#2 – The Fat Duck
The Fat Duck has been named as one the Best Restaurants in the World for many years with good reason. Its ground-breaking dishes, including egg & bacon ice cream and salmon poached in a liquorice gel, have won the restaurant widespread recognition and also a few raised eyebrows!!
Tasting Menu – £195
#3 – El Celler de Can Roca
This year’s San Pellegrino Best Restaurant, El Celler is the brainchild of the 3 Roca brothers, who bring the flavours of their Catalan upbringing to this sensational restaurant. The menu includes theatrics, culinary magic and of course, a distinct family dynamic!
Tasting Menu – 135 Euros
#4 – Narisawa
Yoshihiro Narisawa is not only a chef, but also an environmentalist, combining classic French techniques with beautiful Japanese flora aesthetics. This is a fine example of Sustainable Gastronomy – food inspired & rooted by nature!
Tasting Menu – 21,000 Yen
#5 – Maaemo
Set in a glass building & seemingly floating on the water, Maaemo is one of Norway’s most highly regarded restaurants. Its name translates in Norse as ‘Mother Earth’ and this is reflected in its seasonal menus which make the most of Norway’s natural bounty.
Tasting Menu – 1.950 Kr
#6 – Amber
Established by Dutch born Richard Ekkebus, Amber embraces the essence of Hong Kong – a trading crossroad where East & West meet. The restaurant has a diverse and colourful menu embracing its international character.
Tasting Menu – HKD 1554
#7 – Vendôme
Despite its French inspired name, Joachim Wissler’s Vendome brings Germanic ingredients and traditions into the spotlight on its avant-garde menu. With a huge tasting menu of 25 courses, it’s certainly an experience for any foodie!
Tasting Menu – 230 Euros
#8 – Daniel
Located in Manhattan’s Upper East Side, chef Daniel Boulud’s eponymous restaurant champions the seasons in a menu combining bold French tastes with the finest American ingredients. The results – a BIG & ambitious menu!
Tasting Menu – $220
#9 – Mugaritz
Mugaritz is a truly unique restaurant in which Chef-patron Andoni Luis Aduriz challenges diners to explore the many ways restaurants can have impact. The menu is a culinary experience both obsessive and wildly creative!!
Tasting Menu – 180 Euros
#10 – Geranium
‘Thoughtfulness can be tasted’ are the words of Head Chef Rasmus Koefed and his contemporary menu certainly challenges diners’ perceptions. Using natural items such as hay and dried leaves, Geranium delivers a feast for all of the senses.
Tasting Menu – DKK 1500
Thank you again for reading Part 2 of my showcase of the World’s Best Restaurants!! Which of these would be your top pick?