50 Best Restaurants in the World 2010

S.Pellegrino World’s 50 Best Restaurants

‘If given a chance to dine at any Michelin star restaurants in the world for free, which will you choose and why?’

A reader asked me this question on formspring recently. Coincidentally, the S.Pellegrino World’s 50 Best Restaurants 2010 results are out and it’s great news for Singapore with 2 restaurants making the top 50 and another 2 in the 51-100 category.

So much has been said about Jaan Par Andre, the fine dining restaurant at Swissotel the Stamford. Under the charge of the extremely talented and handsome Chef Andre Chiang, Jaan makes the entry into the top 50 ranking at spot 39. All my friends who have been to Jaan restaurant have only good praises for it. From what I last heard, Chef Andre Chiang is leaving the restaurant soon, so please hurry if you want to try the food here.

The honors of Singapore’s Best Restaurant will go to Iggy’s, which climbs up 17 spots to number 28. I’ve yet to visit, but a good friend has promised to give me a treat here if work goes smoothly for her, so I am keeping my fingers crossed. Rounding up the top 100 best restaurant in the world, we have fine dining restaurant Les Amis at 78 and French restaurant Gunther’s at 84.

Answering the question, I’d choose one from Spain (El Bulli, Mugaritz or Arzak) as I have always wanted to visit the country. Now I am throwing this question back to you: given a chance to dine at any of the World’s 50 Best Restaurants, which one will you choose and why?

14 COMMENTS

Hi Brad,

Thanks for answering my question! Really appreciate your reply as I was very curious to find out. =)

As for me, being a fan of the foul mouth, sharp tongue, bad ass chef Gordon Ramsay, would definitely love to try his self named Restaurant Gordon Ramsay.

The reason why I chose this restaurant it’s because:

Firstly, he owned it and he is so proud of it with 3 Michelin stars awarded to it.

Secondly, he have helped many aspiring chefs to fulfill their dreams in his shows and I would like to find out for myself his high standard of food and the essence in what it takes to create a delicious menu.

Lastly, I would like to feel his soul and heartbeat in running the restaurant and to discover for myself the success of Restaurant Gordon Ramsay.

That’s all folks. =]
Cheers!

I wanted to try Jaan Par Andre but it’s fully booked for the next two weeks!

Allow me to do a little publicity since it’s a little related. Listen to Chef Andre Chiang’s interview on Daniel’s Food Diary soon. haha.

I would pick Noma, purely because it surely takes something to knock Bulli off the top spot.

I would try The Fat Duck but the waiting list is like a year (?) or more in advance. And apparently Daniel’s in the USA is very very good! x

So many on the list that I can’t choose one/some, but maybe.. maybe “The Fat Duck” cos his book is my current read. Better to figure out the chef’s philosophy first :)

I would pick the Fat Duck because I love Blumenthal’s approach to cooking. He really is a perfectionist and his methods of experimentation are fascinating.

Calvin: no problem dude, thanks for the question on formspring. Yeah i am quite a fan of Gordon Ramsey too, read his book and impressed by how he rise from nothing to something today!

lennardy: Wow cool! hopefully one day i will be able to check out Arzak! : )

LFB: Stop going back to Tokyo, check out some other Cities dude!

BanBan: Wow cool dude, it’s this coming Saturday? When is the chef leaving Jaan?

Joyce: Yeah you got a point there! Bulli has been at the top for so long, nomu will be the one to check out now

Shirin: WHOA, reservations a year ahead? maybe you can reserve now on time for yr birthday next year? haha

the lacquer spoon: what’s the book about? I am quite keen on reading chef’s book, it gives us a very interesting perspective : )

alkanphel: another vote for the fat duck! haha okay sounds like we need to save up and make the reservation one year ahead

Having dined at Jaan Par Andre albeit only for lunch, I can say it’s one of my favourite dining experiences so far, in my top 5 for sure.

I’d prob choose Fat Duck, only because there is nothing as risky or innovative here in Sydney!

Having dined at Jaan Par Andre albeit only for lunch, I can say it’s one of my favourite dining experiences so far, in my top 5 for sure.

I’d prob choose Fat Duck, only because there is nothing as risky or innovative here in Sydney!

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