Food lover? My Design Week is too. So, we present you the world’s most exclusive design restaurants in 2013 because dining in the best and most exclusive restaurants in the world will certainly be a one of a kind experience.
El Celler de Can Roca – Girona, Spain
Owned by the Roca Brothers, this restaurant serves traditional Catalan cuisine with extremely creative twists. The restaurant has a large wine cellar with 60,000 bottles and dishes served include caramelised olives served on a bonsai tree.
Head chef Joan helped pioneer the widespread use of sous-vide cooking in the ’90s via his Roner machine, and is a technical maestro. Josep is the head sommelier and the rule-breaking pastry chef whose creations blow the imagination.
Noma – Copenhagen, Denmark
Innovative and inventive, Noma serves one-of-a-kind Nordic food inspired on nature. Head chef René Redzepi’s food can be shocking but reflects the Danish landscape and culture. Through its fantastic menu of small appetisers and courses to its stunning array of ‘treats’ that round off the meal, there’s always at least one dish that makes you feel glad to be alive.
Osteria Francescana – Modena, Italy
Tradition and modernity are brought together in spectacular way at Osteria Francescana with chef-patron Massimo Bottura’s sense of fun and headline-grabbing cooking. This year, the new dish ‘camouflage’ has been a success – a thin layer of foie gras decorated with powders (hare blood, chestnut, various herbs), arranged to look like army woodland camo. Brilliant yet eccentric, Bottura’s artistic, show-stopping food has secured him a fervent following.
Mugaritz – San Sebástian, Spain
At Mugaritz dining envolves a multiple-course tasting menu of intricate yet small dishes developed through a creative process and an attention to detail that borders the obsessive. Chef-patron Andoni Luis Aduriz aims to play with guests and reflect on the different ways a restaurant can have an impact, rather than just filling people up and sending them on their way. From that point of view there is no other place like Mugaritz in the world.
Eleven Madison Park – New York, USA
Chef Daniel Humm and general manager Will Guidara’s sleek Art Deco offer a masterclass in surprise. From the mysterious string-tied box that kicks off proceedings to the waiter affixing a meat grinder to the table midway through the meal, little can be anticipated. What guests can rely on is a dining experience that is as delightful as it is engaging, with the use of peerless ingredients and top-class cooking, such as a clam dish that comes in two stages.
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