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What Are The World's Top Restaurants?

Features & Advice | Gabe Zaldivar | June 15, 2016

What Are The World's Top Restaurants?

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The world pushed back away from the table for a second, wiped their collective faces of sauce stains and breadcrumbs and announced the year’s best restaurants.

As CNN reports, Osteria Francescana was awarded the label of best restaurant on the planet, which is thanks to a “voting panel of 1,000 judges that were subject to adjudication.”

Essentially, this is a bucket list all wrapped up with a nice bow for travelers who pack luggage and amble foreign roads with their stomachs. If you ever wanted to know what places might actually change how you think of food the amazing list should be your first venture as you consider a trip to various corners of the world.

Here are the top three:

Osteria Francescana – (Modena, Italy)

According to the voters, it was Massimo Bottura’s willingness to experiment and further the cuisine that helped garner this place the vaunted prize.

And if you’re wondering, you can pick from one of two tasting menus or traipse around the selections with an ala carte option.

El Celler de Can Roca – (Girona, Spain)

Three brothers see their beloved restaurant slip to No. 2 this year. As noted, this is the same spot that closes one month every summer so chefs can travel abroad to cultivate a taste that is re-introduced back into the cuisine.

It’s that dedication that keeps it in the upper echelon of restaurants around the world.

Eleven Madison Park – (New York, USA)

Take a bow, America. This nation is represented well by New York’s Eleven Madison Park, which regales diners with a $295 experience that will walk you through seasonal tastes through as many as nine courses.

Other American restaurants slipping into the top 50 are Chicago’s Alinea, San Francisco’s Saison and New York’s Le Bernardin, Estela and Blue Hill at Stone Barns.

You now have your mission if you choose to accept it. Just make sure you are prepared to try everything and you will have an unforgettable experience no matter where you find yourself.


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