[dropcap]T[/dropcap]he restaurants selected by Elite traveler were from the reviews that were published, but also with the help of readers of the magazine, which targets the representatives of the usual clients of these restaurants.
The selection of Elite Traveler offers an interesting contrast with other international rankings as the World’s 50 Best Restaurants Restaurant magazine. Thus, the restaurant Noma in Copenhagen run by head Rene Redzepi, dominates the rankings for two years, while absent in the one proposed by Elite Traveler.
Elite Traveler has crowned the restaurant Alinea in Chicago for his “hypermodern and emotional approach to food.”
The restaurant ”The Fat Duck”, of the British chef Heston Blumenthal in Bray, was second for having “pushed the boundaries of British gastronomy” and provided an atmosphere that awakens the senses and reinvents the traditional British classics.
The New York restaurant ”Per Se”, of the chef Thomas Keller, won third place by providing a ”refined luxury”, while the flagship restaurant of this masterpiece, “The FrenchLaundry” in Yountville, California, was ranked 14th. Thomas Keller is also the only chef to have two restaurants in this ranking.
1 Alinea - Chicago, USA
2 The Fat Duck - Bray, UK
3 Per Se - New York, USA
4 Pierre Gagnaire - Paris, France
5 Daniel - New York, USA
6 Le Bernardin - New York, USA
7 El Celler de Can Roca - Girona, Spain
8 Louis XV Alain Ducasse - Monaco
9 Mugaritz - Errenteria, Spain
10 Hof Van Cleve - Kruishoutem, Belgium
11 Alain Ducasse Au Plaza Athenee - Paris, France
12 Jean Georges - New York, USA
13 Matsuhisa Restaurant - Los Angeles, USA
14 The French Laundry-Yountville, United States
15 Al Sorriso - Soriso, Italy
16 The Ledbury - London, UK
17 Restaurant Gordon Ramsay - London, UK
18 The Hotel de Ville - Philippe Rochat - Crissier, Switzerland
19 La Colombe - Cape Town, South Africa
20 L’Auberge du Pont de Collonges - Collonges-au-Mont-d’Or, France
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