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In the past year, thousands of restaurants opened in America—and Bon Appétit scoured the country in a coast-to-coast search to find their favorites. Drumroll, please… America’s Best New Restaurants of 2015 have just been revealed. And if this list doesn’t make your mouth water, I don’t know what will.
The top 10 range from high-end city hot spots to casual Southern charmers, but the one thing they have in common is “that certain inexplicable feeling that one gets when dining out,” explains Bon Appétit Restaurant and Drinks Editor Andrew Knowlton. Really, it’s all about the entire experience—food, drinks, service, ambiance, and every delicious detail in between. Check out the full list of breakout spots here (including straight-off-the-menu recipes!) then start planning on your next culinary adventure. #BAhot10
Image from #5 Parachute in Chicago, courtesy of Bon Appétit
What does it take to be the best in the world? Spain’s stunning El Celler de Can Roca has seemed to master the formula for success. The family-owned, 55-seat contemporary Catalan restaurant just snagged the coveted (and arguably controversial) title of World’s Best Restaurant 2015.
Sponsored by S.Pellegrino and Acqua Panna, the The World’s 50 Best Restaurants announcement was made in London yesterday as part of an annual celebration of global gastronomy that recognizes establishments around the world for their culinary prowess.
Numero uno El Celler de Can Roca in Girona, Catalonia (trip to Spain, anyone?), was followed by Massimo Bottura’s Osteria Francescana in Modena, Italy, and Rene Redzepi’s gastronomic mecca Noma in Copenhagen to round out the top three. NYC love goes out to Eleven Madison Park (#5), Le Bernardin (#18), and Per Se (#40), and other US spots in the Top 50 include Chicago’s Alinea (#26), Blue Hill at Stone Barns (#49) in Pocatino Hills, NY, and The French Laundry (#50) in Yountville, CA. Congratulations to all the winning restaurants and chefs! Check out the full list and more info here.
Image courtesy of El Celler de Can Roca