Category: Worlds50Best

Chef Bertrand Grebaut - Septime in Paris

Septime – Refined Neo Bistro

  Septime – from the Latin septimus, seventh, is Chef Bertrand Grébaut’s Paris restaurant where he seeks to liberate good French food from expensive dining rooms.   Chef Bertrand Grébaut has a wealth of experience and deep roots in honouring simple pure produce. His style infused with the incomparable energies of Joel Robuchon and Alain Passard during his development as a chef. Here at Septime he serves a seven-step menu at dinner and four steps for lunch, focused on nature.   […]

Chef David Toutain - Restaurant Daid Toutain - Paris

An inconceivable adventure – Restaurant David Toutain

David Toutain is a master magician who’s vivid imagination and childish playfulness turn a menu into an inconceivable adventure at his very own restaurant in Paris Discretely tucked away in a small side street in Paris’ 7th arrondissement, Restaurant David Toutain is a not to be missed magical treat. Number 53 on the Opinionated About Dining Top 100 European restaurants. Chef David Toutain has one Michelin star and is highlighted in the worlds 50 best discovery series as one to […]

Chef Andreas Caminada - Schauenstein Schloss Restaurant Hotel

Andreas Caminada – Schloss Schauenstein – Swiss Alps Splendour

As one of the worlds best restaurants, Schloss Schauenstein adds to the Swiss Alps splendour Andreas Caminada took a little castle in Fürstenau, Switzerland and transformed it into a rare and wonderful combination. One of the best restaurants in the world; inside a fairytale castle; in a wonderfully majestic area – the Swiss Alps.  Schloss Schauenstein, is number 1 in the world on the Opinionated About Dining List Top 100+ European Restaurants 2018 and in the Top 50 of  The World’s 50 Best […]

Executive Chef Romain Meder and Alain Ducass - Plaza Athenee

Alain Ducasse au Plaza Athénée Paris

The menu shouts, “Show me the money” Chef Alain Ducasse is one of the most awarded chefs in the world with a collection of 18 Michelin stars across his many restaurants. Today we are visiting his three Michelin star restaurant in Paris – Alain Ducasse au Plaza Athénée – No.21 on the The Worlds 50 Best Restaurants list for 2018 and No.66 – Opinionated About Dining Top 100+ European Classical Restaurants 2018. Alain Ducasse au Plaza Athénée Paris – The Haute Couture Address in Paris The Hotel […]

Max and Raf - Le Calandre - Italy - Photo: Marco Peruzzo

Le Calandre – Rubano – Italy – It’s True

Is what they say about Le Calandre true? In 2013 Andy Hayler said, “Le Calandre is without doubt one of the top restaurants of the world”. The folks at Michelin only give three stars because they say Le Calandre is a place of “Exceptional cuisine, worth a special journey!” The fine tuned palates of over 5000 reviewing contributors for Opinionated About Dining Top 100+ European Restaurants 2018  say Le Calandre deserves to be ranked at No.10. The Oscars of the restaurant world, The Worlds […]

Chef Yannick Alléno Paris au Pavillon Ledoyen

Alléno Paris au Pavillon Ledoyen – Paris

Alléno Paris au Pavillon Ledoyen, headed up by Three Michelin Star Chef Yannick Alléno is located in Paris’s 8th Arrondissement, also known as the Golden Triangle (or Triangle D’or), a traditionally upper-crust neighborhood. Studded with high-end boutiques, fashion houses, and some of the cities most iconic sites, it attracts those wanting to be glamorous. Chef Yannick Alléno has a reputation as one of the best Chef’s in the world, known for a focus on extractions, pulling the essence out of an […]

De Librije – Zwolle – Netherlands – Full Boer

Jonnie and Thérèse Boer – Passionate memory makers   We are taking a very special journey to the northeastern part of the Netherlands, to the beautiful town of Zwolle, to explore the experience of dining with the venerable Jonnie and Therese Boer at their restaurant De Librije.    The old prison building that’s now De Librije No matter where you look for guidance on exceptional dining experiences, restaurant De Librije, continually stands out as one of the best fine dining destintaion […]

L’Arpège – Paris

Controversy, innovation, creativity, passion, enthusiasm, all emanate and swirl around the life force that is Alain Passard, Executive Chef and Owner of Paris restaurant L’Arpège. In 2018 L’Arpège landed at No.4 on the Opinionated About Dining Top 100+ European Restaurants list and No. 8 in The Worlds 50 Best Restaurants list. I’m here to find out more about Alain, the destination foodie temple he’s created, and to learn if L’Arpège really is french for “exceptional”. L’Arpège ………maybe it’s french for “exceptional”   L’Arpège, his restaurant […]

The Fat Duck – Bray – UK

Quietly tucked away in the little UK village of Bray, The Fat Duck is Heston Blumenthal’s renowned restaurant. Yes there are three Michelin stars but there is so much more to be said about Heston Blumenthal than stars alone can convey. In my mind he stands apart, incomparable to anything else, so I wonder if in his case, stars or hats are meaningless attempts to categorise a chef who is simply not able to be contained, pigeon holed or defined. […]

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Attica – Melbourne – Australia

  Very humble, oh so wonderful, 3 Hats, and number 32 in The World’s Top 50 Restaurants – Attica, Melbourne, Australia. A well earned and deserved achievement for owner and Chef Ben Shewry and his entire team. A last minute call saying, “We have a table for 2 available, would you like to join as for dinner?” brings an overnight dash to Attica.   We have admired Ben Shewry from afar for some time. Watching reruns of the quiet, humble, “Chef’s Table” episode while patiently […]

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