At the best restaurants in the world, each dish is prepared as a work of ephemeral art that shines in all its splendour for its lucky diners. Let’s stop at some of them.
Best International Restaurants
The Celler of Can Roca
The Roca brothers have created a personal world in this modern restaurant in Girona, based on signature cuisine where their dishes are conceived as symphonic creations. A reinvention of traditional Catalan cuisine and a fondness for sweet whims, as well as a large cellar, have earned them three Michelin stars and global recognition.
Address: Carrer de Can Sunyer, 48, Girona
Telephone: 972 22 21 57
Led by Víctor Arguinzoniz in the town of Axpe, this Basque grill restaurant has just entered the gastronomic podium, being named the third best restaurant in the world, chosen by The World’s 50 Best Restaurants Guide. Located in a hamlet in a small town in Biscay, its grill concept without artifice and essential ingredients has conquered foodies from across the world.
Address: San Juan Plaza, 1, Atxondo, Bizkaia
Telephone: 946 58 30 42
Located in Menton, a town on the Côte d’Azur and lef by Argentine chef Mauro Colagreco, this restaurant with three Michelin stars focuses on Latin American cuisine and is the restaurant of the moment. For many, the new Bulli of Ferran Adria, is a temple to go to taste their culinary creations. Colagreco bases his creations on the contrasts of flavors and textures in a very special interpretation of the products.
Address: 30 Avenue Aristide Briand, Menton, France
Telephone: +33 4 92 41 86 86
The Basque chef Andoni Luis Aduriz has created a cuisine based on evolution and disciplines that push the excitement of palates and thought. For years, the venue has been named as one of the best restaurants in the world, occupying a unique building in a bucolic landscape of the Gipuzkoan forests. In its concept, the textures of the food and its permanent kitchen-living-cellar stand out, as well as a commitment to baffle the diner with creations as original as live cannelloni or French toast with sheep’s milk ice cream.
Address: Aldura Gunea Village, 20, Errenteria, Gipuzkoa
Telephone: 943 52 24 55
Competing alongside Noma, Denmark’s most famous restaurant, Geranium has recently been named as the country’s first three-star restaurant. Its chef, Rasmus Kofoed, is dedicated in body and soul to find dishes that awaken the senses, provoke remembrances and enrich those who taste them’. To do this, he pays tribute to biodynamic crops and surprises everyone with dishes such as minerals with sour cream or through his way of understanding Nordic fish.
Address: Per Henrik Lings Allé 4, 8. Sal, København, Denmark
Telephone: +45 69 96 00 20
For many, this Italian restaurant marks a before and after in the presentation of their dishes, conceived as authentic works of art. From Modena (Italy), chef Massimo Bottura was acclaimed in 2016 as the best in the world. He barely has 11 tables, the Netflix documentary series Chef’s Table dedicated its first episode to the chef, and his best-known dessert is called ‘Oops! I’ve dropped the lemon tart!’ This was created by accident when a dish spilt on the floor. Pure vanguard.
Address: Via Stella, 22, 41121 Modena, Italy
Telephone: +39 059 223912
Written by Martín Ulloa