Why deny yourself pleasures when you can enjoy life to the fullest, enjoying the best? For those who adhere to this philosophy and are not afraid of culinary challenges, the list of the trendiest restaurants in Europe can be a great source of information.
El Celler de Can Roca
Twice named the world’s best restaurant and awarded three Michelin stars, El Celler de Can Roca is a veritable raisin of Catalan gastronomy. And do you know what it means when “Restaurant Magazine” recognizes an establishment as the best in the world? And that it becomes a pilgrimage destination for culinary lovers, and a table there is booked a year in advance. At least, that’s the case today with table reservations at El Celler de Can Roca!
Getting into Copenhagen’s Noma is quite a challenge. Reservations at the establishment are usually made a year in advance. Noma is a major driver of contemporary Nordic cuisine, and has been for 14 years. The restaurant has won numerous awards and has been on perhaps all the major culinary lists in different years. Noma has seasons for seafood, vegetables and game, and the chef’s specialty regardless of the season is desserts laced with… ants.
Two Michelin stars, the title of best restaurant in the world awarded by the British culinary magazine “Restaurant” and the highest ratings in the Italian culinary guide “l’Espresso – Ristoranti d’Italia” – all these laurels were collected by the Italian Osteria Francescana hidden from the endless stream of tourists behind an inconspicuous door on one of Modena’s narrow streets. The modest sign “Osteria Francescana” attracts towards the entrance a small number of people initiated into the arcana of culinary arts. The interior of the restaurant is quite simple and devoid of sophistication, because why distract guests from the purpose of their visit – to taste food of the highest level?
Alain Ducasse au Plaza Athénée
If you are planning a trip to Paris, this restaurant is a must-visit on your culinary agenda. The excellent chef Alain Ducasse is known to all connoisseurs. The establishment serves traditional French dishes with the addition of some unexpected ingredient, which does not change the taste of the dish, but gives it an unexpected tinge. Gourmets appreciate the establishment for its balanced combination of what is new and what is classic in French cuisine.
Le Café de Turin
Le Café de Turin in Nice is incredibly popular among the French and specializes in gifts of the sea. The main strengths of the dishes served here are the freshness and high quality of the products used. Oysters arrive from farms in Brittany, Normandy and Aquitaine. Also on the menu are fresh sea urchins, crayfish and boiled snails, which are pulled out of their shells with special needles. You can also try the tiny dark shrimp, which are scooped out like sunfish!
London Shell Co
A charming restaurant on the water that takes you on a journey along London’s famous Regent’s Canal. For several hours of the cruise, you will not only pamper your palate with delicious food, but also enjoy your eyes with beautiful views of the city. This is the best place for a romantic dinner for two!
Stylish and fairly new restaurant located in the Old Town of Croatian Dubrovnik, which immediately after opening attracted masses of tourists with its design – its interior is styled on medieval caverns. The restaurant’s menu is based on the best traditions of Croatian cuisine. Here you will taste giant olives and seafood, grilled meat and smoked sheep cheese.
Lisbon’s restaurants are mostly taverns with affordable prices, but for those who dream of a royal feast, a unique restaurant has opened in an old palace building. The Cozinha Velha restaurant boasts a fabulous interior with old furniture and dishes based on local recipes known for centuries.
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