LONDON (May 2nd, 2017) – The world’s best dining destinations have been announced, according to the sixth annual poll of its readers by luxury private jet title Elite Traveler, in association with Grey Goose.
The top spot has been awarded to Spanish restaurant Azurmendi for the very first time, overtaking Grant Achatz’s Alinea which had retained first position for the last five years.
Atxa’s Azurmendi utilizes the magical Basque countryside in which they reside for produce, tradition and inspiration. Ranked as the second best restaurant in 2016, the award is a major step for this Basque based three Michelin starred restaurant.
The US has been recognized as the best performing country in the world, with 24 restaurants making the list, with Alinea (2), Eleven Madison Park (3), Per Se (5), The Restaurant at Meadowood (8) and Le Bernardin (9) all making the top 10.
The Fat Duck was the UK’s highest entry and the world’s top new entry, re-entering the awards at number 10. Dinner by Heston Blumenthal (15), Restaurant Gordon Ramsay (22) and The Ledbury (36) are all featured on the list, with Nottingham based Sat Bains making its debut in 94th place.
This year’s Lifetime Achievement Award was received by Joel Robuchon, whose restaurants Robuchon au Dome (6) and Joel Robuchon Las Vegas (96) featured on this year’s list. The Rising Star award was won by San Francisco based female chef Dominique Crenn, with restaurant Atelier Crenn debuting on the list at number 78.
The top 10 restaurants in the Elite Traveler Top 100 Restaurants 2017 include:
Lifetime Achievement Award:
Chef of the Year:
Rising Star of the Year:
To see the top 100 list in full, visit http://www.elitetraveler.com/top-100-restaurants-in-the-world
About Elite Traveler
Elite Traveler Media Group is a leading luxury lifestyle media group targeting Ultra High Net Worth Consumers.
Based in New York Elite Traveler is the only audited publication with worldwide circulation aboard private jets and private jet terminals giving advertisers unique access to the wealthiest consumers as they travel with friends, family and business associates.
About Elite Traveler Top 100 Restaurants in the World
Now in its sixth consecutive year, Elite Traveler’s Top 100 Restaurants gives the magazine’s jetsetting readers the chance to vote for their favorite fine dining destinations across all seven continents.