Elite Traveller have published their annual list of the Top 100 Restaurants in the World with Alinea in Chicago taking the top spot again after being picked as number one in 2013 and 2014. Second place went to El Celler De Can Roca in Girona, Spain and third position was awarded to Azurmendi, also in Spain.
The list is compiled through a poll of Elite Traveller readers who are asked to ‘vote on their favorite restaurants, chefs, young chefs and which culinary maestro deserves the lifetime Elite Traveler achievement award.’
Alain Ducasse was given the Lifetime Achievement award and the overall chef of the year was given to Daniel Humm of Eleven Madison Park.
Young chef of the year went to Eneko Atxa who operates the aforementioned Azurmendi with Joshua Skenes and Sean Brock in second and third place respectively.
The USA topped the list overall with 19 restaurants quickly followed by France with 14 and the UK with 12. As for city specific locations, New York came top of the list with nine restaurants featured, Paris had eight in second followed by London with five.
Geranium's Rasmus Kofoed has decided to stop serving meat at the restaurant currently ranked number two on the World's 50 Best Restaurants list. But the Danish chef isn't yet willing to go purely plant-based.