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Tuesday, April 19, 2011
50 Best Restaurants in the World: Which U.S. Restaurants Made It?
The annual San Pellegrino "World's 50 Best Restaurants" list was announced Monday, to much fanfare. Number one for the second year in a row was Noma, in Copenhagen, Denmark. How did U.S. restaurants fare? Two American fine-dining meccas made the top ten, the renowned (and you-can't-get-a-table) Alinea in Chicago (#6) and Thomas Keller's New York Per Se (#10 -- first time on the list).
Here's the Top 10: 1. Noma -- Denmark 2. El Celler de Can Roca -- Spain 3. Mugaritz -- Spain 4. Osteria Francescana -- Italy (Modena) 5. The Fat Duck -- England 6. Alinea -- Chicago/U.S. 7. D.O.M. -- Brazil 8. Arzak -- Spain 9. Le Chateubriand -- France 10. Per Se -- New York/U.S.
Only three other U.S. restaurants made the top 50 list: Daniel (#11), 11 Madison Park (#24) and Momofuku (#40).
We go to Chicago at least once a year and have tried a number of the city's best restaurants, but we haven't yet attempted to get a table at Alinea--we hear it's virtually impossible. But one day.... The chef (pictured above) is known for artful food creations, including a couple of dishes shown here.
My day job is college professor -- of mass communication and journalism, at the University of Cincinnati. I've probably got a few more years to go, and it's a good gig. Love to travel, cook, dine out, and work out.