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Top 10 World’s 50 Best Restaurants 2016

After 14 Years in London, The World’s 50 Best Restaurants annual ceremony came state-side to New York’s Cipriani Wall Street.  The night was filled with anticipation on the announcement of the winner of the coveted No.1 spot on The World’s 50 Best Restaurants list for 2016. With joyous cheer, Italy’s Osteria Francescana won the top spot of the night. Head Chef, Massimo Bottura accepted the award with ecstatic emotion and said to the crowd:  “Thank you everyone! — Our job is all about hard work. People think we are rock stars, we are going here or there. It’s all about our work — in the kitchen, every day, to work and succeed.”

Last year’s winner, Spain’s El Celler de Can Roca, moved down to No.2 and New York’s Eleven Madison Park, took home the No.3 spot. Rounding out the top 10, were: No.4 Central, Lima Peru, No.5 Noma, Copenhagen Denmark, No.6 Mirazur, Menton, France, No.7 Mugaritz, San Sebastian, Spain, No.8 Narisawa, Tokyo, Japan, No.9 Steirereck, Vienna, Austria and No.10 Asador Etxebarri, Axpe, Spain.  The 2016 list features 23 countries and across six continents. To see the full list and the individual awards for all of the 2016 winners go to World’s 50 Best Restaurants.

To start your own gastronomic exploration of this year’s winners, here are the signature dishes from the Top 10 — Bon Appetit!

No.1 Osteria Francescana – Modena, Italy

Via Stella 22, 41121 Modena, +39 059 223912 No.1 Osteria Francescana, Modena, Italy


No.2 El Celler de Can Roca – Girona, Spain

Calle Can Sunyer 48, 17007 Girona, +34 972 222 157


No.3 Eleven Madison Park – New York, USA

11 Madison Avenue, New York 10010, +1 212 889 0905


No.4 Central – Lima, Peru

Calle Santa Isabel 376, Miraflores, Lima, +51 1 242 8515

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Pseudocereals at Central


No.5 Noma – Copenhagen, Denmark

Strandgade 93, DK-1401, Copenhagen, +45 3296 3297


No.6 Mirazur – Menton, France

30 Avenue Aristide Briand, 06500 Menton, +33 4 92 41 86 86


No.7 Mugaritz – San Sebastian, Spain

Aldura Aldea, 20, 20100 Errenteria, Gipuzkoa, +34 943 522 455


No.8 Narisawa – Tokyo, Japan

Minami Ayoyama 2-6-15, Minato-ku, Tokyo, 107-0062, +81 3 5785 0799


No.9 Steirereck – Vienna, Austria

Am Heuemarkt 2A/im Stadtpark, A-1030 Vienna, +43 713 31 68


No.10 Asador Etxebarri – Axpe, Spain

Plaza de San Juan 1, 48291 Atxondo, Bizkaia, +34 946 58 30 42


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