World’s best restaurants 2012

Restaurant in Spain
Restaurant in Spain
At the end of April 2012 British publication Restaurant has published another list of the best restaurants on the planet - The World's 50 Best Restaurants. This rating has been published since 2002 and over the last ten years could become one of the most respected in the world.

2012 winner became Noma restaurant in Copenhagen. This Danish restaurant has been recognized the best in the world for the third year in a row.

Noma’s main competitor of the past few years has been a Spanish restaurant El Bulli located in Catalonia. This restaurant has been recognized as the best in the world in the first rankings published in 2002. It was also at the top of the ranking in the period from 2006 to 2009. However, last year El Bulli has announced its closing.

The only British restaurant, which was able to win the first place, is The Fat Duck. This facility in the town of Bray was appreciated by specialists in the field of gastronomy from around the world in 2005. As for the 2012 version, here The Fat Duck was only on the 13 position.

Here is the top ten restaurants 2012 according to Restaurant:

1. Noma, Copenhagen, Denmark
2. El Celler de Can Roca, Girona, Spain
3. Mugaritz, San Sebastian, Spain
4. D.O.M. Sao Paulo, Brazil
5. Osteria Francesana, Modena, Italy
6. Per Se, New York, USA
7. Alinea, Chicago, USA
8. Arzak, San Sebastian, Spain
9. Dinner by Helston Blumenthal, London, UK
10. Eleven Madison Park, New York, USA

This year the list of the world’s 50 best restaurants includes 5 restaurants from Spain and 8 restaurants from the US. Extended version TOP-100 includes two Moscow restaurants - "Varvary" (60th place) and "Chaika" (99th place). It is worth noting that in 2011 "Varvary" restaurant was on the 48th place. "Pushkin" cafe and Doce Uvas, which were included in the top 100 during the past years, this year was far from the first hundred.

Including into the 50 best restaurants in the world is an undoubted success for its owners. Thus, according to the Noma’s chef Rene Redzepi, before the first award tables in his facility were often empty. Today the waiting list of the restaurant includes more than 1,200 people. In summer 2012 Noma restaurant will leave Copenhagen and move for ten days to London and offer its services during the Olympic Games.

Ilya Kalachev

Photo: Alesya Belaya

Date: 09/05/2012

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