San Francisco restaurant Boulevard, set in a historic building and designed in the manner of France’s Belle Epoque, has been named the best in the US.
For the third year in a row, chef René Redzepi’s Copenhagen restaurant Noma has taken the top spot to be declared the best restaurant in the world.
Elena Arzak will receive the award for Best Female Chef at this year’s edition of the World’s 50 Best Restaurant Awards.
Elite Traveler, a magazine targeted towards the jet setting, “wealthy elite” has published its ranking of the top 20 restaurants in the world.
Spanish chef Ferran Adrià has released more details on life after El Bulli, including plans to launch La Bullipedia, a culinary version of Wikipedia.
Dubbed “Bancs d’Hiver,” the temporary winter menu at the Hotel Plaza Athénée will serve a multi-course meal themed around seasonal winter ingredients. The menu includes dishes like cream of chestnut soup, roasted pears, with cream and Savoie biscuits, and raclette, a traditional, hearty French dish that involves melting cheese over boiled potatoes, ham and pickles. … Continued
Eater.com has just released a list of the 10 hardest restaurant reservations to get in the world — and also offers tips on how to defy the odds and squeak one in. Not surprisingly, Danish chef Rene Redzepi’s restaurant Noma topped food blog Eater.com’s list, as it receives 20,000 reservation requests a day. The Copenhagen … Continued
Online reservation site OpenTable.com has announced the Diners’ Choice Awards for the top 100 best restaurants in the United States. The list of winners is derived from more than 10 million reviews submitted by OpenTable diners for more than 12,000 restaurants across the US. The honorees span 35 states and include Canlis in Seattle, Barbara … Continued
In 2012, chefs will rescue forgotten food ingredients from the brink of extinction and obscurity, invite guests to pull up a chair to their kitchen table, and shrink portion sizes to bite-sized morsels. At least those are some of the new dining predictions being made at the James Beard Foundation in the US. In its … Continued
Copenhagen restaurant Noma, widely regarded as among the world’s top gastronomic establishments, has launched a city guide. The restaurant has created a guidebook to the Danish capital in a tie-up with travel booking site Momondo, which is also based in the city. The guide is written by Noma’s international staff and features reviews of their … Continued
The biggest restaurant in the UK opened its doors this week with a capacity of feeding a small army of 2,100 diners a night. Bristol’s harborside restaurant Za Za Bazaar spans 30,000 square feet (2,790 square meters) and two floors, and serves up an all-you-can-eat buffet that includes Chinese, Japanese, Indian, Italian and traditional British … Continued
Germany now ranks second behind France as the European country with the most three-starred eateries, after Michelin inspectors handed out a third star to a contemporary restaurant that centers its cuisine on the aromatics of food. In the 2012 edition of the Michelin Guide Germany, La Vie, in Osnabrück has become the ninth restaurant to … Continued
Cathay Pacific is to introduce meals from some of Hong Kong’s top restaurants on board its flights. Although airlines regularly draft in celebrity chefs to create in-flight menus, recreating cuisine served at ground level is a trickier business not least because of the logistics of preparing food in an aircraft galley and the different way … Continued
Japan has overtaken France for the number of restaurants with three Michelin stars, according to the latest guide to the nation’s western cities to be released on Friday. Japan is now home to 29 establishments that hold the highly coveted three-star rating, against 25 in France. The latest version of the Michelin guide to Kyoto, … Continued
For the second year running, London restaurant The Ledbury has been named the top restaurant in the UK in the National Restaurant Awards 2011. Helmed by Aussie chef Brett Graham, the two Michelin-starred eatery has been on a continuous winning streak in the past few months. Monday night’s win follows in the heels of the … Continued
British luxury retailer Alfred Dunhill will open its third overseas restaurant in Dubai’s Jumeirah Emirates Towers in early 2012. The launch of Alfie’s Restaurant and Lounge is scheduled for January 2012, to coincide with the opening of the new Dunhill fashion store in the same location. The Dubai restaurant will be Dunhill’s first in the … Continued
The Michelin New York Guide for 2012 is out and the inspectors have spoken, crowning two more restaurants with their top culinary honor, bumping up the star power for another two, and demoting another. After languishing for years with one star, Eleven Madison Park steered by chef Daniel Humm has vaulted to the top to … Continued
Is it rude to tweet about a luscious treacle tart at dinner? Or take a phone call when your starter is being served? It’s an issue that has London divided in a Zagat London Restaurants survey released Wednesday that asked respondents to weigh on the issue. According to the 5,500 diners answering the survey, 53 … Continued
The most popular restaurant in London as chosen by Zagat readers is a grandiose café-restaurant with towering pillars and sweeping archways that was formerly a car showroom and now serves high tea and coq au vin. The 2012 London Restaurants Survey includes the ratings and reviews of 1,187 restaurants in Greater London as voted on … Continued
The opening this week of Shang Palace restaurant will at long last answer an unresolved question: Is Paris ready for truly gourmet Chinese cuisine and the prices that come with it? That the capital of fine dining might give an ambitious Asian eatery the cold shoulder is not unimaginable. For most French people, Chinese eats … Continued