50 best restaurants in the world 2013 has a new winner in 2013.
El Celler De Can Roca of Spain has dethroned the top restaurant for the last three years, Noma of Denmark. Originally from Girona, Spain, El Celler De Can Roca is not an anonymous name. Spearheaded by chef Joan Roca (with his two brothers), they’ve been a runner up to Noma for the last two years. They have also been in the list for the last eight years and steadily climbing up the ladder. According to theworlds50best.com, eating at El Celler is truly uplifting, with the warmth of the family dynamic all-pervasive.
I am actually more suprised by Attica‘s rise to prominence. Attica is Australia’s Top restaurant in 2013 and is located in Melbourne, Victoria. They are the highest new entry for the year at number 21. In 2012, Attica was only sitting at number 63, well below Quay at 29 and Marque at 61. This year Quay is still on the list at number 48, while Marque and Tetsuya are out of top 100. Sydney’s top restaurant according Good Food Guide, Momofuku Seiobo, is the only other Australian restaurant in top 100 at number 89.
50 best restaurants in the world 2013 in Asia
Asia’s top restaurant is Narisawa from Tokyo, Japan. Named after its head chef, Yoshihiro Narisawa, this restaurant has a French technique with Japanese ingredients. Tetsuya’s other restaurant, Waku Ghin of Singapore, is sitting at number 11 on the list.
Surprisingly, my home country has ONE restaurant in the top 50 Asian restaurants called Mozaic in Bali. It is located in Jl. Raya Sanggingan, Ubud, Gianyar – Bali 80571. The restaurant is described as Franco-Indonesian, a fusion of French and Indonesian cuisines. Its current signature dishes are suckling pork with pig’s trotter ravioli and babi guling emulsion.
This is one restaurant I will definitely go to test! 🙂