Authoritative British Restaurant magazine every year publishes the rating of the best restaurants of the world based on estimated 600 chefs and gastronomic critics. It has become a tradition that the majority of restaurants included in this prestigious list of institutions offer classic French cuisine, or foreign variation of its theme.
1.El Bulli, Roses, Spain
Fernand André, chef restaurant in the small town of Roses on the coast of Costa Brava in Catalonia, has received three Michelin stars. He deserved it as the most successful creator of dishes in the world of high El Bulli, set a goal to work in the genre of molecular gastronomy. Restaurants became the best in the world in 2002, 2006, 2007, 2008 and 2009. However, those who want to visit the best restaurant in the world, is to take care of reserving seats in advance: it is open only from April to October and can only provide lunch for 8000 persons. Average cost of bills is 250 euro.
2.The Fat Duck, Bray-on-Thames, United Kingdom
The restaurant has become popular thanks to a menu of unusual dishes, which are created in accordance with the principles of molecular gastronomy, such as «a sardine on toast sorbet». In Britain and Ireland there are only three The Fat Duck, Bray-on-Thames restaurants, which are awarded three Michelin stars in the rating of 2004 and the first of them is The Fat Duck. In 2005, The Fat Duck was the best restaurant of the world. His chef is experimenting with products using knowledge of chemistry, physics and psychology.
3. Noma, Copenhagen, Denmark
Actually, a combination of two words – nodisk, «Scandinavian» and mad, «food» form the name of Noma, Copenhagen. In addition to be in the third place, the restaurant received more honorary prize by Chefs’ Choice, awarded to the Council leading chefs. The restaurant is located near the waterfront in the heart of Copenhagen in an old house, where previously a warehouse was located. A few centuries ago, this place was a shopping street, which brought goods from Finland, Iceland and Greenland – dried and salted fish, whale oil etc..
4. Mugaritz, San Sebastian, Spain
This restaurant worth of attention is located in a small village just in the south of the city. It was created with the best chef of the restaurant Mugaritz, San Sebastn, Spain planet El Bulli – Fernand Andria, which is the adherents of molecular kitchen. Everything in the restaurant happens in the light of the traditions of Spanish kitchen, which is now at the peak of popularity and general acceptance due to its avant-garde.
5. El Celler de Can Roca, Girona, Spain
Catalan family restaurant was founded in 1986, by the Roca brothers. El Celler de Can Roca, Girona, specializes in dishes of traditional Spanish kitchen, such as dairy or pig tortilla. However it uses modern technology and gives the latest trends of gastronomy. This combination of tradition and modernity makes unexpected flavor combinations, due to which the restaurant was awarded two stars. If you already been there earlier, you know that in 2007 it moved to the new building, located 100 meters away from the old one.