Ranked as the best restaurant in the world for 2016, the three Roca brothers manage this contemporary Catalan restaurant, seducing the globe with their amazing creations: Jordi the eccentric pastry chef, Joan the authentically cooking chef, and Josep the sommelier with his wonderful wine pairings. A 55-seat restaurant in Girona, it requires months of reservation and suspense to have the chance to taste its extraordinary dishes. The standout dish of their menu is Mackerel with pickles and mullet roe!
“Twelve tables in the heart of Modena tell a story of tradition in evolution,” as their restaurant is described in their website. Indeed, a small restaurant with a history of gigantic steps brought evolution in the classic Italian cuisine. Ranked as second-best restaurant in the world for 2016, the standout plate is “the crunchy part of the lasagna,” deconstructed lasagna served in bits and pieces that could bring tears to your eyes!
One of the most influential restaurants in the world, Noma restaurant in Copenhagen with seasonal Scandinavian cuisine, this year ranked as the third world’s best restaurant. Its strength and peculiarity is that the menu may change according to the season, aiming at freshness with an unexpected twist. All its dishes are peculiar and extravagant, but its standout dish is claimed to be the “sweet shrimps wrapped in ramson leaves.”
A restaurant’s urban garden is the inspiration and source of many ingredients used in this avant-garde Peruvian restaurant by the young and talented chef, Virgilio Martinez. The standout dish is Octopus in purple coal, an octopus charred on purple chicha coal served with lentil stew.
Modern European food is served with a New-York twist in this impeccable restaurant in the city that never sleeps! If you are wondering what a rutabaga is, it’s the “baby” of a cabbage and a turnip. Their standout dish contains the aforementioned duck, which has been aged for two weeks along with rutabaga and other spices.