World’s Best Restaurants and Their Chefs
The ranking of the best restaurants in the world is ruled by Europeans. The first three places are occupied by three restaurants in Spain, Denmark and Italy.
El Celler de Can Roca – Girona, Spain
How did a family Catalonian restaurant manage to rule the world? The answer begins somewhere decades ago, in a working-class quarter in Girona. There were born three brothers who grew in one year as others did in ten, in the restaurant of their mother. Then, in 1986, the older brothers opened their own restaurant on the same street where they spent their childhood. But fame came only after 20 years, in 2007, when the little brother joined the business and they all transformed cooking into an art. The three brothers are now the best chefs in the world.
Joan, the eldest of the brothers is the chef specialized in cooking in vacuum. Josep is the sommelier who pours magic in people’s glasses and Jordi is the pastry chef who doesn’t obey any rules and creates incredible deserts.
Their artistry is recognized since 8 years ago, when they first entered the top 50 best restaurants in the world. This year ranks first!
A menu at El Celler de Can Roca is approximately $250 per person, which is a decent price for the best restaurant in the world. The bad news is the place is already booked until April 2014.
Noma – Copenhagen, Denmark
Some time ago, 63 people have been intoxicated after eating at Noma, which was the best restaurant in the world last year, two years ago and three years ago. Despite the incident, the restaurant has remained in the top 3 this year, which makes us believe that their food is very good. So good, that the 63 complaints don’t seem to matter. After the unfortunate incident, the chef at Noma was devastated and gave a hallucinating explanation: the poisoning was caused by a sick employee, who didn’t wash his hands before mounting the preparations on the plate. Altogether, passing over the “tiny” incident, Noma remains one of the best restaurants in the world that turns a simple dinner into a fascinating journey through all Scandinavia.
Osteria Francescana – Modena, Italy
Emilia-Romagna region in northern Italy has offered mankind a few things for which we are all grateful: Ferrari, Lamborghini, Ducati, Maserati, Parmigiano-Reggiano, prosciutto di Parma and Osteria Francescana. For the last one, we have to thank Massimo Bottura, who is the best Italian chef of the present and the future. Massimo grew up in a home were the tradition was sacred, in a family that produced artisanal balsamic vinegar. The love for tradition stayed in his heart and he managed to reinvent, in a unique way, the simple ingredients from the region. He reinterprets and prepares the parmesan in countless ways, from crunchy chips to light foam. And from the trivial Mortadella he creates a delicious foam pudding sprinkled with pistachio dust.
In Osteria Francescana you will also find other combinations that will amaze your eyes, mind and taste buds. Imagine a piece of crispy chicken skin covered with white chocolate with garlic, black chocolate and liver and toast flavored ice cream.