Archive for April, 2009

World’s 10 Best Restaurants 2009

20 Apr


The following concerns the San Pellegrino World’s 50 best restaurants for 2009. To see the list for 2010 (including two Canadian restaurants in the top 100) please go to .

It’s that time again. For a few years now I have been a member of the Nespresso World’s 50 Best Restaurants Academy – which means I’m one of the many judges that help choose the annual list of the world’s 50 best restaurants for Restaurant Magazine (out of the U.K.). It’s an honour and I’m happy to take part. The list (sponsored by S. Pellegrino) is always fascinating. Here is the top ten of the new roster (announced today). No Canadians in the top 50, I fear.
1 El Bulli (Spain)
2 The Fat Duck (U.K.)
3 Noma (Denmark)
4 Mugaritz (Spain)
5 El Celler de Can Roca (Spain)
6 Per Se (USA)
7 Bras (France)
8 Arzak (Spain)
9 Pierre Gagnaire (France)
10 Alinea (USA)