World’s top 10 restaurants: World-class cuisine and dining experiences
January 5, 2016
Everyone loves great food. We all have a favourite restaurant, one that is our go-to if we want to spoil ourselves with a good meal. But how often do you really treat yourself to a world-class meal, a meal that you thought you would only see on TV?
The truth is that most us need to travel to experience world-class dining, which is why restaurants can be an important consideration when making travel plans. Some of us even arrange our vacations around great food destinations. A great restaurant is definitely something that will attract tourists.
What makes a restaurant one of the best in the world? Is it just the food? Or is it the atmosphere, price, service, creativity or hype? Is it a combination of all these elements? What are the intangibles that elevate a restaurant to world-class status?
These questions were recently put to the test by The World’s 50 Best Restaurants. They compiled a list of restaurants that are the best of the best in culinary excellence. Here are the 10 best restaurants in the world:
El Celler de Can Roca Location: Girona, Spain Style of food: Modern Spanish Signature dish: Mackerel with pickles and mullet roe
Osteria Francescana Location: Modena, Italy Style of food: Contemporary Italian Signature dish: Lasagna
Noma Location: Copenhagen, Denmark Style of food: Seasonal Scandinavian Signature dish: Sweet shrimp wrapped in ramson leaves
Central Location: Lima, Peru Style of food: Avant-garde Peruvian Signature dish: Octopus in purple coal
Eleven Madison Park Location: New York City, USA Style of food: Modern European with a New York twist Signature dish: Honey lavender duck with apple and rutabaga
Mugaritz Location: San Sebastian, Spain Style of food: Spanish Signature dish: Ice shreds, scarlet shrimp perfume
Dinner by Heston Blumenthal Location: London, UK Style of food: Historical British, made modern Signature dish: Meat fruit (chicken liver parfait dipped in mandarin jelly)
Narisawa Location: Tokyo, Japan Style of food: Japanese with French influence Signature dish: “Bread of the Forest 2001”
D.O.M. Location: São Paulo, Brazil Style of food: Contemporary Brazilian Signature dish: Palm heart fettucine with mushrooms
Gaggan Location: Bangkok, Thailand Style of food: Progressive Indian Signature Dish: Free-range lamb chops, sous-vide, grilled and finished with green herb oil
Get your passport ready, pack your bags and get your travel insurance in order if you want to visit any of these restaurants in the near future.