By Joe Ray
I love the hype surrounding the announcement of The World’s 50 Best Restaurants* – it somehow points out how goofy and subjective it is to rank them (where are Pinotxo and the Agawam Diner?!?!) while reminding us how wonderful they are.
For anyone interested in a trip down memory lane to the places on the list where I’ve been lucky enough to eat, here we go…
noma – Rene Redzepi
El Bulli – Ferran Adria
El Celler de Can Roca – Joan Roca
Pierre Gagnaire / Plaza Athenée - Pierre Gagnaire & Alain Ducasse
Finally, two conspicuously absent personal faves:
*Congrats to my pal Lexy Topping for breaking the 50 Best story for the Guardian – woop woop!