World’s 50 Best Restaurants list: Spanish eatery reclaims crown

2nd Jun 2015 0 Comments

Cuisine from Europe’s warmer climes is back on top of the annual list of the World’s 50 Best Restaurants, which this year sees El Celler de Can Roca of Girona, Spain, reclaim the title it last held in 2013.

Victory was achieved at the expense of Noma, a four-time Danish winner known for its clinical servings of deep-fried moss and pine foam, which was bumped down to third to make way for an Italian runner-up, Modena’s Osteria Francescana.

But while the list will be toasted in Spain and Italy, the complete absence of any restaurants from France in its top 10 is likely to ensure that Gallic knives remain out after a number of top French chefs including Joël Robuchon and Georges Blanc signed an online petition criticising the 50 Best on a number of grounds.

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