1. El Celler de Can Roca, Girona, Spain
The restaurant describes itself as ‘a freestyle restaurant committed to the avant garde’ and was opened by brothers Joan and Josep Roca in 1986
2. Noma, Copenhagen, Denmark
3. Osteria Francescana, Modena, Italy
‘Tradition and modernity collide in spectacular fashion,’
4. Mugaritz, San Sebastián, Spain
At Mugaritz diners are treated to a multiple-course tasting menu of intricate yet small dishes developed through a creative process and an attention to detail that borders on the obsessive.
5. Eleven Madison Park, New York, US
Eleven Madison Park expresses the spirit of grand New York dining with executive chef Daniel Humm’s masterfully prepared pure, market-driven cuisine.
6. Dom, São Paulo, Brazil
DOM chef Alex Atala is redefining Brazilian cuisine using exotic ingredients sourced in the Amazon rainforest.
7. Dinner by Heston Blumenthal, London
The restaurant interior has been conceived as a subtle, elegant portrait – contemporary and innovative, yet mindful of tradition.
8. Arzak, San Sebastián, Spain
Arzak combines staples of the Basque culinary legacy with many new creations of his own.
9. Steirereck, Vienna, Austria
The Steirereck is a jewel of Art nouveau architecture, in one of the most beautiful parts of Vienna, close to the famous statue of Johann Strauss. Sensational dishes that play with Austria’s rich culinary history.
10. Vendome, Bergisch Gladbach-Bensberg, Germany
Germanic ingredients and traditions come to the fore at Wissler’s establishment, often in a highly technical, avant-garde manner.