Foodies of the world, rejoice! The World’s 50 best restaurants 2015 have been revealed and already has critics and gourmets talking. Travelers with discerning palates are also quite excited about it given that it gives them the drive they needed to visit hidden gems that are off the usual tourist paths. Just check out the top 5 below, and see why Lima in Peru or Modena in Italy are just as interesting to visit in 2015 as the iconic New York City… at least from a foodie’s perspective.
5. Eleven Madison Park – NYC, USA
Many consider it as the ultimate and most iconic foodie destination in NYC. Eleven Madison Park is the summum of upscale dining in the Big Apple with its tasting menus perfectly crafted by renowned chef Daniel Humm. We couldn’t help but notice that Eleven Madison Park does not feature among the NYC restaurants prefered by Travefy users, according to the Group Travel Data Report 2015. However, it will just another fantastic reason – other than its iconic landmarks, food scene, and world-famous venues – to visit New York this year.
4. Central Restaurante – Lima, Peru
The Peruvian capital has three entries in the top 50 world’s best restaurants but only Central Restaurante made the top 5, thanks to chef Virgilio Martinez’s modern twist to traditional cuisine. The restaurant also pure water, chocolate and fresh produce straight out of their own gardens.
While in Lima, you should also eat at Astrid y Gaston and Maìdo as you visit the capital’s top tourist attractions and before to trek the Inca Trail to the Machu Picchu, the Sacred Valley, and the many outdoors activity sites.
3. Noma – Copenhagen, Denmark
Run by René Redzepi, Noma is another upscale restaurant renowned for its reinterpretation of local cuisine. Just to have an idea of the menus, Noma was last year’s world’s best restaurant and retains two Michelin Stars (P.S.: That is pretty as good as it gets).
Needless to say that foodies have had good reasons to visit the Nordic capital. Copenhagen is home to over world-class landmarks; from the Little Mermaid statue at the Langelinje Pier (for sight-seeing) to the lavish Stroget Shopping Street for vintage shopping. Here is a list of the top 30 Danish tourist attractions.
2. Osteria Francescana – Modena, Italy
Third best world restaurant for the two past year, Osteria Francescana makes it to second place in 2015. Run by chef Massimo Bottura, this three-Michelin-star restaurant is known for its perfectly-crafted tasting menus and impeccable wine pairing, and tops the most respectable Italian food guides.
Osteria Francescana is the gem of Modena, a city definitely not as popular as Rome or Milan, although home to amazing museums, such as the museum Enzo Ferrari, century-old churches and beautiful palaces. Modena makes a fantastic weekend getaway in Italy.
1. El Celler de Can Roca – Girona, Spain
By now, it is too late to get a reservation to El Celler de Can Roca given that the Spaniard restaurant has been crowned the world’s best restaurant 2015, two year after its last coronation.
Owned by the three Roca brothers, this foodie heaven offers an outstanding menu of exquisite traditional dishes and a vast cellar of delicate wines to pair them with.
The world’s best restaurant is located in the romantic medieval Girona, a city known for its fortifications and their dazzling architecture. Stroll the streets of Barri Vell citadel or visit the remains of the Roman Forca Vella. Like Barcelona, this Catalan city has a vibrant nightlife scene that won’t deceive the most active partygoers.
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