Monday, May 07, 2007

The World's Best?

Click on the title of this post for Restaurant Magazine's World's Best 50 Restaurants List for 2007.

Personally, I thought that my last two meals at Le Bernardin (no. 26) were superior to my most recent one at The French Laundry (no. 4), although between the two, I must admit that I do prefer the atmosphere at The Laundry, as the stone cottage in Yountville is prettier and more welcoming than the conference room like dining room at Le Bernardin. I'm sorry if this angers the culinary gods but I find Eric Ripert's cuisine more precise and better articulated than even the fare at Per Se (no. 9).

I cannot imagine that Nobu London is so drastically different from Nobu in Manhattan that it actually belongs on any Top 50 list. Alinea (no. 36) I found to be more flash than substance. I certainly cannot argue about the inclusion of both Charlie Trotter's (no. 30) and Jean Georges (no. 18), although I might have reversed the rankings.

Komi is still better than all of the above-named, and I find it surprising that Manresa did not make it this year-- Kinch's current creations are more exciting than ever.

Best Dishes of 2017

1.      Dad's Luncheonette  Cheeseburger Sandwich and Herb Salad 2.      Bakesale Betty Fried Chicken Sandwich 3.      Carney Dog 4....