15 of the World’s Best Restaurants For Foodies

Noma – Copenhagen, Denmark


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Its major attraction is the combination of Nordic food with modern Danish cuisine.

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Noma’s chef is René Redzepi

El Celler de Can Roca – Girona, Spain


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Specialty here is the traditional Catalan cuisine.


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Joan, Josep, and Jordi are the brothers behind El Celler de Can Roca.

       Osteria Francescana – Módena, Italy


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It is a place of fusion, mixing Italian culinary tradition with contemporary innovation. The result is unique.



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Massimo Bottura is the chef in charge of Osteria.

Eleven Madison Park – New York, United States


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Upscale American tasting menus served in a high-ceilinged art deco space.


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Daniel Humm is Eleven Madison Park’s chef

Dinner by Heston Blumenthal –  London, England


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A meal here is like a trip into old world British cuisine. Their menu has recipes from XVI Century adapted to the modern palate.


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Heston Blumenthal is the chef of Dinner.

Murgaritz – San Sebastián, Spain


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Mugaritz intends to shock and surprise as well as delight with the use of what the chef playfully refers to as ‘trompes l’oeils” – culinary tricks of the eye.


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 Andoni Luis Aduriz is the chef of Murgaritz

D.O.M – Sao Paulo, Brazil


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D.O.M has built its unique style of cuisine on the discovery and exploration of Brazilian ingredients combined with a commitment to finding sustainable solutions and sourcing them to the benefit the Amazon and its people.


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Alex Atala is the chef of D.O.M

Arzak – San Sebastián, Spain


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Enjoy superb cuisine in one of the city’s prominent culinary institutions, where a sense of history and the height of contemporary design come together seamlessly.


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Father and daughter Juan Marí and Elena Arzak are the chefs

Alinea – Chicago, United States


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This is food as performance, food as a surprise, a carnival of food delight that takes you on a journey around the world.


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Grant Achatz is Alinea’s chef

The Ledbury – London, England


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This restaurant is discreet, welcoming but quietly outstanding – the same epithets can be used to describe the food.

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Brett Graham, chef of The Ledbury.

Mirazur – Menton, France


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Located on the French-Italian border on the Côte d’Azur, Mirazur has access to the best of both countries’ produce, which means loads of fresh seafood.




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Mauro Colagreco, chef of Mirazur

Vendome – Bergisch Gladbach, Germany


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Influenced by molecular cuisine, the chef’s deeply personal cooking style embraces decades of German dining habits and sometimes forgotten ingredients which come together on the plate as a symphony of contemporary elements.


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Vendome’s chef is Joachim Wissler.

Nahm – Bangkok, Thailand


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Thompson’s close attention to the Thai tenets of sour, sweet, salt and spice, as well as his penchant for smoked ingredients, makes Nahm a shining example of fine Thai cuisine


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David Thompson is the chef of Nahm.

Narisawa – Tokyo, Japan


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Elegant and minimalist, it serves delicate, nature-focused dishes using seasonal ingredients drawn from Japan’s rich pantry.

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Yushihiro Narisawa is the chef.

Central – Lima, Peru


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From appetizers such as pisco sour with coca leaves to the local tiraditos – a cross between sashimi and carpaccio, served with a tiger’s milk ceviche – the dishes pay respect to “pacha mama” (‘mother nature’ in Quechua).



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Central’s chef Virgilio Martínez.

About the Author: Tatiana Cesso


Tatiana Cesso
Tatiana is a Brazilian journalist based in the U.S. since 2010. Her stories on travel and lifestyle have been published by Elle, Vogue, Bazaar and Veja, the leading news magazine in Brazil. In her free time she enjoys lay down on the beach, drink caipirinhas and plan her next travel adventure.

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