Tuesday, April 11, 2006

World's 50 Best Restaurants

The UK's Restaurant Magazine named the 50 Best Restaurants in the World this month.

I have eaten at exactly ONE of them (Jean Georges, woot woot!), but I haven't given up hope to eat my way through several more by the end of the year.

A couple questions...
1) Is French Laundry really that good? Worth the day trip?
2) Has anyone been to El Bulli? I am DYING to go there... (Honey?)

World's Best Restaurants 2006 winners list:

  1. El Bulli, Spain - The Penfold's world's best restaurant, best in Europe
  2. The Fat Duck, United Kingdom
  3. Pierre Gagnaire, France - Chef's Choice
  4. French Laundry, US - best restaurant in the Americas
  5. Tetsuya's, Australia - best restaurant in Australasia
  6. Bras, France
  7. Restaurant Le Louis XV, Monaco
  8. Per Se, US
  9. Restaurante Arzak, Spain
  10. Mugaritz, Spain - highest new entrant
  11. Can Fabes, Spain
  12. Nobu, UK
  13. Gambero Rosso, Italy - highest climber
  14. Gordon Ramsay (Royal Hospital Road), UK
  15. Restaurant Alain Ducasse, France
  16. Jean Georges, US
  17. Le Cinq, France
  18. Daniel, US
  19. Oud Sluis, The Netherlands
  20. Chez Panisse, US
  21. El Celler de Can Roca, Spain
  22. L'Astrance, France
  23. Hof van Cleve, Belgium
  24. La Maison Troisgros, France
  25. L'Atelier, France
  26. Charlie Trotter's, US
  27. Le Gavroche, UK - outstanding value
  28. La Colombe, South Africa - best restaurant in the Middle East and Africa
  29. Enoteca Pinchiorri, Italy
  30. Rockpool, Australia
  31. Le Calandre, Italy
  32. Le Bernardin, US
  33. Noma, Denmark
  34. Restaurant Dieter Muller, Germany
  35. St John, UK
  36. Hakkasan, UK
  37. Martin Berasategui, Spain
  38. Le Quartier Francais, South Africa
  39. Chez Dominique, Finland
  40. L'Ambroisie, France
  41. Die Schwarzwaldstube, Germany
  42. Dal Pescatore, Italy
  43. Bocuse, France
  44. L'Arpege, France
  45. Gramercy Tavern, US
  46. Bukhara, India
  47. De Karmeliet, Belgium
  48. Oaxen, Sweden
  49. Comme Chez Soi, Belgium
  50. DOM, Brazil


rick james said...

hey they missed Jerry's Deli on the list...

Colleen Cuisine said...

Jerry's Deli!! That should go on my Doughboys/Taco Town list =)

rick james said...

i think i'd rather eat at Taco Town before eating at Jerry's Deli...

Jerry's Deli bleeeh...

joe mama said...

ever try claim jumpers? their mother lode chocolate cake truly is a motherload...