If you are world traveler but never renounces luxury, extra comfort and refined food, you will love the list we prepared for you today. CovetED Magazine listed the best five star restaurants in the world. This top 10 luxury restaurants are sophisticated, extremely beautiful and awarded. In terms of food, could it be more delicious? So we dare you to meed the 10 luxury restaurants you need to try. Immediately.
10) The Fat Duck – Berkshire, United Kingdom
Led by Chef Heston Blumenthal, one of the top 10 luxury restaurants, the Fat Duck operates since 1995 in a 16th-century renovated cottage in Berkshire, UK. This luxury restaurant is famous for its extraordinary 14 course tasting menu and culinary trends, such as food pairing, multi-sensory cooking and flavour encapsulation.
The dishes created by Blumenthal go beyond the ordinary, since he makes use of psychology tricks to increase taste sensations. His inventive blend of ingredients makes the diner’s brain lose track of what its senses actual tell him. ‘Sounds of Sea’ with seafood topping served on a tapioca ‘beach’ is one of Blumenthal’s most popular and most iconic dishes.
9) Restaurant de l’Hôtel de Ville – Crissier, Switzerland
One of the best restaurants in the world is located in Crissier, suburb of Lausanne, Switzerland. It is called Restaurant de l’Hotel de Ville and offers majestic dishes and an irreproachable service, all signature of Chef Franck Giovannini.
The extraordinary food brings a balanced mix of flavours and the simplicity of traditions while, at the same time, using some of the most extravagant ingredients the world has to offer. Their menu is ever changing. But it always offers exquisite fish dishes, such as white asparagus from the Valais, seasoned with caviar or medallions of Dublin Bay prawns served with guacamole.
8) Le Bernardin – New York City
Founded by Maguy and Gilbert Le Coze, Le Bernardin moved from Paris in 1979. It quickly won its fame and is one of New York’s finest restaurants. It also became the city’s most important point on the culinary roadmap. Here, ‘the fish is the star of the plate’.
7) The Restaurant at Meadowood – Napa Valley, California
California’s Napa Valley hides a true gem when it comes to cuisine. The Restaurant at Meadowood, let by Chef Christopher Kostow, takes food to a a whole new level, closing more to a form of art rather than regular cuisine.
Offering fresh, local ingredients, delicious seasonal dishes and an ever improving menu, the restaurant leads with its impeccable attention to detail and the way they try to make everything better.
6) Robuchon au Dôme – Macau, China
Joel Robuchon is probably one of the most celebrated chefs in the world and his restaurant in Macau, Robuchon au Dôme, shows it very clearly. Located atop the 48 story Grand Lisboa hotel, the restaurant is one of the best in Asia and without doubt the best in its region.
Led by executive chef Julien Tongurian, Robuchon au Dôme offers some of the finest French cuisine you could ever find. Its iconic ‘Presitge Menu’ boasts imperial caviar and king crab refreshed with crustacean jelly and a delicious crispy waffle scampi seasoned with espelette pepper.
5) Osteria Francescana – Modena, Italy
Located in Italy’s famous Modena, Chef Massimo Bottura’s Osteria Francescana is the probably the best Italian restaurant you can find in the world right now. Adding a contemporary twist to the Italian cuisine of the Emilia-Romagna province – his home province – Bottura manages to explore the ingredients and traditions of the region and come up with unique dishes.
Among them, there’s the tagliatelle and risotto cooked with veal jus, the rabbit macaroons and the iconic Five Ages of Parmigiano Reggiano, which offers legendary cheese with five different exquisite textures, from the crispy galette to the Parmesan foam.
4) Per Se – New York City
Chef Thomas Keller is well known for being the only American chef awarded with three simultaneous Michelin Stars for his three restaurants. One of them, Per Se, located in the bustling New York City on the fourth floor of the Times Warner Building in Columbus Circle, is iconic in the world due to its daily special tasting menus – in which no single ingredient is repeated during the meal.
What Per Se tries to achieve is a cuisine based on a philosophy of the present moment, with unique dishes that never repeat themselves. Keller took everything about Per Se to the level of art, with precise sourcing and seasonality.
3) Eleven Madison Park – New York City
Exploring the culinary traditions of New York City and everything the surrounding region can offer, the Eleven Madison Park restaurant reached world fame due to the creativity and ingenuity of Chef Daniel Humm. The Manhattan based restaurant offers an iconic multi-course tasting menu which is ever fresh and created only with the available seasonal ingredients of the region.
The menu offers no less than 11 courses and leads diners through a three hour long culinary journey that is nothing less than exquisite. An example of one of their most delicious dishes is the Muscovy duck glazed with lavender honey and foie gras terrine served with plums, umeboshi and bitter almonds.
2) Azurmendi – Larrabetzu, Spain
The small town of Larrabetzu, Spain is home to one of the best five star restaurants in the world. Titled Azurmendi, it was born from the ideas and the vision of Basque Chef Eneko Atxa and offers guests an unparalleled experience. Starting at the restaurant’s rooftop vegetable garden, diners can take a look at some of the fresh ingredients they’ll soon enjoy in their meal.
Following the rooftop experience, they are then being led through the kitchen to an indoor greenhouse where they enjoy some unique snacks of the restaurant like the iconic ‘edible cotton’. Finally, in the dining room, guests are served some of the world’s most exquisite dishes.
1) Alinea – Chicago
Alinea is on the top of the list of the top 10 luxury restaurants in the entire world. It is an American restaurant founded back in 2005 in Chicago, Illinois by Chef Grant Achatz and had a quick ascent not only to the top of the city’s culinary scene, but also to the international one. Today, in our humble opinion, it’s the best five star restaurant in the world.
Achatz’s amazing ways of preparing the food and his unconventional take on fine dining has made Alinea an iconic restaurant, renowned all over the world. Their helium filled edible balloon made from dehydrated apple or the truffle-topped ravioli filled with truffle broth count among some of their most impressive dishes, dishes that both shock and delight their guests at the same time.
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