New York, Paris, London, Tokyo – these are the revered culinary capitals of the world, cemented into the consciousness of every food-lover on the planet. Now a newly-released report on the world's best dining destinations is confirming what we already know, with a few surprising results thrown in as well.
Luxury jet company Elite Traveler and Grey Goose has published their sixth annual list of the 100 Best Restaurants in the World for the year 2017, based on a massive poll of their customers. While Azurmendi of Spain took the number one spot for its three-Michelin-star Basque cuisine, it is interesting to note that five out of the top ten spots on the list all belong to the US.
Chicago's celebrated Alinea restaurant was bumped down to the number two spot, while New York's Elevan Madison Park remained at number three. Meanwhile Macau's Robuchon au Dome was the only restaurant from the continent of Asia that made it to the upper end of the list. The top 10 restaurants in the Elite Traveler Top 100 Restaurants 2017 are:
- Azurmendi, Larrabetzu, Spain
- Alinea, Chicago, US
- Eleven Madison Park, New York, US
- Restaurant De L’Hotel De Ville, Lausanne, Switzerland
- Per Se, New York, US
- Robuchon au Dome, Macau, China
- Osteria Francescana, Modena, Italy
- The Restaurant at Meadowood, St. Helena, US
- Le Bernardin, New York, US
- Fat Duck, Bray, UK
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