If you want to eat at the top restaurant on the planet, you’ll have to fly to Denmark.
But if you want to eat at one of the top 50 restaurants in the world, it takes only a road trip to New York.
Of the 50 top restaurants, 28 are in Europe. But seven are right here in America, most of them nearby in New York.
Other restaurants in the top 10 besides Noma, Eleven Madison Park, and Alinea, include El Celler de Can Roca, Mugartiz, and Arzak, all in Spain, Osteria Francescana in Italy, Dinner by Heston Blumenthal and The Ledbury, both in London, and D.O.M. in Brazil.
Noma, which holds two Michelin stars, opened in 2004. The 45-seat restaurant features Nordic cuisine based on ingredients foraged from the nearby forests and shores in Denmark. Guests dine on 20 small plates of food that look more like art. See for yourself in photos of moss, crispy pork skin, and potato and chicken liver snapped by foodie Jose Moran Moya, who ate there and posted the photos on the blog Spanish Hipster. Oh, and check out the hidden appetizer inside the table arrangement. The tasting menu costs $296 a head and the wine pairing is an additional $185, reports businessinsider.com.
It is the fourth time Noma has come out on top. The winning restaurants are voted on by 900 restaurant industry experts.
So what does the world’s top chef say after snagging this coveted culinary award?
“It’s too (expletive deleted) crazy!’’ said Rene Redzepi, Noma’s head chef, at a ceremony Monday in London. “Thank you for believing in us.’’
View the complete list of 50 best restaurants in the world.