NEW YORK, Sept 22 — Condé Nast Traveller magazine has tapped its network of celebrity chefs, food and travel writers to come up with an exhaustive list of the best restaurants around the world.
Chefs, journalists, industry leaders and overall globetrotters helped create a master list of 207 spots that they deem to be the world’s best dining destinations for the publication, covering the Americas, Europe, Asia, Africa and the Middle East and Australia.
Fans of Alice Waters, chef of Chez Panisse in Berkeley, California, for instance, may be interested to learn that her favourite Paris restaurant is Clamato.
“I go for a glass of wine and wonderful-quality oysters. It reminds me of how the city was when I first lived there.”
L’Ambroisie, meanwhile, gets the ringing endorsement of triple Michelin-starred chef Daniel Humm of Eleven Madison Park in New York, who praised the Parisian restaurant for its gorgeous 18-century decor.
He also recommends the chocolate tart.
Predictably, many of the addresses on the list are Michelin-starred restaurants that are household names in the world of haute gastronomy.
But the list also includes pizzerias, burger joints and oyster bars that won’t break the bank.
TV host and food writer Anthony Bourdain, for instance, shares his favourite restaurant in Singapore, the Sin Huat Eating House, in the way only Bourdain can do.
“A sweltering dump open to the street and the prostitutes of Geylang. The chef wears shorts, a grotty T-shirt, and rubber wellies. It’s also delicious. Get the crab bee hoon on rice vermicelli.”
Other recognisable contributors include pastry wizard Dominique Ansel, restaurateur Danny Meyer of Shake Shack empire, food writer Mitchell Davis and chef Marcus Samuelsson.
For the complete list, visit http://www.cntraveller.com/story/best-restaurants-world. — AFP-Relaxnews