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International restaurant guide: Grandes Tables du Monde’s best restaurants of 2017 revealed

Hot on the heels of Michelin’s 2017 guide to France, the Grandes Tables du Monde association has outed its latest selection of gastronomic restaurants around the world, featuring eight new additions.

Feb 13, 2017 | By AFP Relaxnews

It may have only opened in June 2016 but the the Ritz Paris has already made its way into the Grandes Tables du Monde guide with its luxurious “La Table de l’Espadon”. The guide features a selection of the finest restaurants worldwide. The French luxury hotel’s restaurant — made famous by the signature cuisine of chef Michel Roth and since handed over to Nicolas Sale — is an institution on the Paris food scene.

The City of Light sees another of its restaurants join this 2017 edition, with chef Jérôme Banctel’s Restaurant Le Gabriel. Another new French addition is Le Mirazur in the Riviera town of Menton, where Italian-Argentinian chef Mauro Colagreco holds sixth place in the World’s 50 Best Restaurants list.

From the Algarve to Singapore

Presided by David Sinapian, partner of Anne-Sophie Pic — the only female French chef to hold three Michelin stars — the Grandes Tables du Monde association covers 26 countries across five continents, with 172 restaurants in total. The updated guide features new restaurants in a host of global locations.

In Europe, chef Andrew Fairlie lands a place with his eponymous restaurant in Scotland’s Hotel Gleneagles. And in Portugal, the Algarve region — famous for its stunning scenery — proves it’s more than just a destination for sun-seekers with Dieter Koschina’s Vila Joya restaurant flying the flag for haute cuisine. In Milan, Italy, Fabio Pisani and Alessandro Negrini, in the kitchens of Il Luogo di Aimo e Nadia, also gain a place in the guide.

In Asia, French chef Julien Royer is crowned for his Odette restaurant in Singapore, paying homage to his grandmother. Paul Froggatt also sees his New Zealand restaurant Huka Lodge in Taupo picked as a Grande Table du Monde.