Every year, restaurateurs, food writers, food experts, fine diners and ordinary people look forward to read the World’s 50 Best Restaurant list, seeking gastronomic trends and rational themes. That said, for several years the top-ranking spots tended to showcase restaurants that strike a balance of lavishness with a touch of modernization.
In other words, such influence of popular restaurants becomes extremely tough to come by. Quite a lot of the top places only allow reservations and booking which disappear within minutes, so it is a big help to be ready online or on the phone as soon reservations and reservation slots are released.
Here’s a quick look at the top ten on this year’s 50 Best List. To start the thrill, let’s start at the 10th place and together choose the restaurants that suit your taste.
10. The Ledbury, London, UK
The Ledbury is undoubtedly the most traditional among the top ten restaurants, which is to say that its cordon bleu — Australian-born Brett Graham is warm and quietly outstanding, the same nicknames that can be used to define his food and the restaurant itself. The dishes served in this London restaurant are known to be modern French style with its standout dish known as Loin of roe deer baked in Douglas fir with blackcurrants, white beetroot, and smoked bone marrow. A meal for two without wine costs $270 only. You will not be disappointed with the accommodation because the service is highly personable, with staff helping to create an atmosphere that is always relaxed with a dining room that is so bright and uncomplicated. That said, The Ledbury is the kind of restaurant you can return from time to time.
9. Alinea, Chicago, USA
Since the opening of Alinea in Chicago back in 2005, Grant Achatz did a fleeting spell in food revolution. And after a decade, Grant have been continuing to motivate the limits of avant-garde cuisine with his 18-or-so-course evolving tasty menu which costs $420 for a meal for two without wine that compromises an unapologetically mind-blowing journey. Alinea is popular with its cutting-edge method of food preparation and the notable dish called Lilly bulbs, condensation of lily and finger lime and apple blossoms. Situated at Lincoln Park, Alinea is truthfully a modern restaurant; it is separated into four different quarters to tolerate an uninterrupted dining experience and guests’ privacy. But that’s just not where the magic begins, the fashionable décor reveals extraordinary lighting allowing the color of the bulwarks to change and generate moods. This Chicago restaurant offers carefully-scripted once-in-a-lifetime experience more than dishes.
8. Arzak, San Sebastian, Spain
Juan Mari Arzakwas arguably one of the great geniuses of Spanish gastronomy, among the world’s first to adopt modern techniques and scientific approach to cooking. As with others introduced on this best-selected list, the Arzak’s cookery is about extracting the best local ingredients and reworking of traditional dishes procedures. Arzak’s kitchen restaurant is built in a picturesque-looking building that is now run mainly by his daughter Elena Arzak-Espina. Elena continues the Basque innovation creating dishes like “waves” of monkfish or local spider crab cooked in an edible green papier-máche balloon that manage to feel unusual to eat. For a Modern Basque experience, head down to Arzak at San Sebastián and see how the restaurant change your life by just spending $530 for a meal for two.
7. D.O.M, São Paulo, Brazil
Looking for a modern-day-chef Tarzan? Gifted chef — Alex Atala opened D.O.M – Deo Optimus Maximus that means “God is greatest and best” in Latin for his much-loved Amazon. Nowadays, South American food and ingredients are moving to the peak tables of gastronomy across the world, including Atala that has a major hand in this. Precise plating and attention to detail are guarantees of Atala’s imaginative creations, who still uses a lot of classic gastronomic ways. A dinner for two without wine would just cost you $400, in their Contemporary/Amazonian style of food. To give you teaser about the mouthwatering food, here are fresh heart of palm with coral sauce and scallops, which is an example of the vivacious menu in their native repertoire.
6. Mugaritz, San Sebastian, Spain
Named after an oak tree that propagates in the homeland mounts of the Basque Country, Mugaritz takes attention to feature to new restaurant paradigms. The whole shebang about cook Andoni Luis Aduriz’s restaurant is that, from the aroma of the barbecue that emanates from the kitchen, to the way the tables are left bared for a reason is that Aduriz sets a meal to surprise as well amuse the guests with its culinary tricks for the eye. Chef Aduriz is the Aristotle of the present-day cooking, famous starter of edible ‘stones’ which are real potatoes whose river rock form gives uncomfortable sensation to diner styled cleverly to look like breaking your teeth to bits. What is $470 dollars for a techno-emotional Spanish experience for two at Spain’s finest Mugaritz restaurant? Better hurry and try this up! Aduriz has many more tricks on his hand.
5. Dinner by Heston Blumenthal, London, UK
Heston Blumenthal took his captivation towards English culinary history and revolved it into somewhat surprising for us. Dinner by Heston Blumenthal was opened on 2011 and has rapidly grown like a flash of light being widely renowned in its own right. Supervised by Blumenthal’s right-hand man, Ashley Palmer-Watts, the fashionable restaurant located at the Mandarin Oriental hotel in London’s Knightsbridge is all about Historical British food reinvented. Dinner continues to wow its patrons with ever-evolving creations with its signature dishes including Buttered crab loaf and Tipsy Cake with spit-roast. Recipes way back in 1300s are given 21st-century transformation with new-age cooking techniques and modern ingredients, resulting with a menu that takes you on a full-wonder journey and discovery only spending $230 dollars from your wallet for a meal for two. Is it certainly the U.K.’s best restaurant? Probably not. But as time goes on, this restaurant goes up extremely easily.
4. Eleven Madison Park, New York, USA
Given this hushed yet theatrical dining room— its wooden floors and huge floor-to ceiling windows are an imposing backdrop, Swiss-born chef Daniel Hummand co-owner Will Guidara comes out with a typical New York restaurant which is now mimicked around the world. Eleven Madison Park starts with card tricks in which a waiter appears with deck of cards on which different ingredients are written and offers the diner to pick a card, only for a chocolate to be shown from a furtive compartment below the dessert bowl that is made from the filling on the preferred card. To unusual serves, nothing about a meal in Eleven Madison Park is unexciting, with just $450 dollars, you’ll have to experience a Modern French with a New York swagger in their Duck roasted with lavender and honey dish. Excellent service — attentive, modern, graceful— adds to the sense of supreme well-being in this American diner.
3. Osteria Francescana, Modena, Italy
For two consecutive years, Osteria Francescana stands in third place. Italians are known to be spiky when it comes to nosy people with ancient gastronomic customs, yet Massimo Bottura is talented enough to balance the weights of modernity and heritage and has created a restaurant where those kind of people are looking for. The menu is categorized to three: First are the traditional dishes from Emilia-Romagna locale that only have slight or no edgy elements. Then there are Modern Classics namely the foiegras crunch and the kitchen’s five ages of Parmesan. Finally, the Newly Developed Dishes which include ‘camouflage’ — a thin foiegras layer draped with powders prepared to look like army woodland camo. These tasty meals rate $360-$525 only for a meal for two that is without wine yet. Osteria Francescana comes from the abstract modern paintings on the wall and continues the art on your plates.
2. El Celler de Can Roca, Girona, Spain
El Celler de Can Roca is a local family-owned restaurant supervised by three brothers — head chef Joan, wine steward Joseph, and pastry chef Jordi. This Modern Spanish restaurant has been featured for almost a decade on the top lists, reaching the number one spot on 2013 and had influenced the globe with its gastronomic prowess. Visitors coming in the restaurant immediately feels wrapped in a world of sincere friendliness in what may very well the most beautiful dining room in Europe. The 14-course food experience is with Catalan’s best ingredients cooked with superlative accuracy. The extraordinary cuisines include Charcoal-grilled king prawn and a dessert called Messi’s Goal, with a sugarcoated pitch with white chocolate balls that are matched with hypnotic selection of wines from the Spanish neck of land for just $390-$480 from your bag of money.
1. Noma, Copenhagen, Denmark
Danish restaurant— Noma has dramatically reclaimed its crown from the Spanish rival in The World’s 50 Best Restaurants list on 2014 that had held the top spot for three previous years. Located in an old whaling warehouse, the 45-seat restaurant is headed by Chef René Redzepi. Diners are introduced to new Nordic cuisine via its unique series of ‘snacks’ in 10 servings that include the cod liver and sea urchin toast and features unusual ingredients sourced from the available region. With flavor to the fore, there are dishes here that make you feel glad to be alive. The meal might then continue through a traditional Danish kind of fritter—coated with a sauce made from fermented grasshopper, and end with a dessert of plum purée, almond and potato. It may sound wacky, but then, Redzepi and his crew succeed to make it all luscious. With just $600, you can already see yourself dining with a friend in the world’s best restaurant. As well as deeply gratifying: Noma continues to offer what may well be the most engaged service in the world.
Visiting these restaurants could be overwhelming in your taste of experience, with highly recommended services and astonishing food delicacies which your tongue can filled up with such greatness. What these restaurants have in common is that they bring the best provisions for the customers that they get to share with their loved one/family, to make sure that every cent spent is much paid with the food and the memories they have to provide.