Annually, positive diners, restaurateurs and meals writers—I’m within the final group—attempt to learn the annual World’s 50 Finest Restaurant checklist like tea leaves, trying to find developments, or on the very least, a coherent theme. However as in earlier years, the 2014 version, which was introduced in London late final month, defies unifying logic.
The eating places that made the complete checklist of 100 vary from David Chang’s decidedly casual and unsedate Momofuku Ssam Bar, to Alain Ducasse’s paragon of plushness, Louis XIV, in Monaco.
1. Noma, (Copenhagen, Denmark). Value of a meal for 2, with out wine: $600.
After shedding the highest rating in 2013 (it had held the No. spot for the three earlier years), Noma is firing on all cylinders as of late. Situated in an previous whaling warehouse, the restaurant is the birthplace of “new Nordic” delicacies, which depends solely on substances out there in area. However at the moment, the restaurant is pushing far past its early days of foraged sea buckthorn and reindeer lichen.
Dinner as of late may begin with an entire kohlrabi, stuffed with its fermented juice and tired of a straw, in order that it seems to be and tastes like a coconut drink. The meal may then proceed via aebleskivers –a standard Danish sort of fritter—brushed with a sauce constituted of fermented grasshopper, and finish with a dessert of potato, almond, and plum purée.
It sounds wacky, however someway Redzepi and his crew handle to make all of it scrumptious. In addition to deeply pleasurable: Noma continues to supply what might be probably the most engaged—and fascinating—service on this planet.