World’s 5 Best Restaurants

By on November 8, 2012

Mugaritz, San Sebastion,  Spain (Pictured Above)

Mugaritz is truly one of the best restaurants offering the most unique dining experiences in the world. Innovative in their presentation of the culinary arts, it’s no surprise that Mugaritz is honored year after year for their impeccable performance in the fine dining world. Conscious of the importance of the quality of the employed ingredients in the restoration of the high kitchen, the team has carried out a study with the objective to measure the nutritious value of its dishes and to contribute a value added to the sensory experience that implies the quality of Mugaritz dining philosophy. Mugaritz has been elected the tenth better restaurant of the world by an international jury formed by 560 cooks and culinary critics.  “Mugaritz is a noticeable example of how experimental and creative a kitchen can be.”




Osteria Francescana, Modena,

Dreaming pays off

“You’ve got to have a dream or two to get anywhere in life. It is very

important to live your life with your feet on the ground but your head in

the clouds. Never give up on your dream. They are what keep us alive

inside. I definitely would not be here today, nor Osteria Francescana, if I

didn’t hold onto my dreams and do everything in my power to make them

true.” ~ Chef Massimo Bottura

Massimo Bottura opened Osteria Francescana in the heart of Modena in 1995. It was awarded its first Michelin star in 2002 and the second four years later. Since then Osteria Francescana has engaged in a profound exploration of territory and tradition which expresses itself in the absolute concentration of flavours guided by conceptual premises. “The synthesis of our kitchen relies on an intelligent evolution of Italian traditions, reverence for technique and symbiotic relationships with our artisans.”

L'Arpège, Paris, France

L’Arpège, Paris, France

L’Arpège, Paris, France


“I work the cuts, I peel, I leather, I season, I braise, I singe…  I enter in vibration with the vegetables.  I am in a total drunkenness of colors, of perfumes. There is no misappropriation of flavors!  “~ Words of order of Alain Passard.

The arpeggio is the “kitchen house” of Alain Passard, a workshop where what matters first are the vegetables, the fish, the poultries, grasses, and the spices.  Each year Mr. Passard creates new dishes though keeps his previous masterpieces available for all to enjoy. He enjoys the innovative creativity of being a chef…and finds the presentation of each plate a true work of art.

Aqua, Wolfsburg, Germany

Aqua, Wolfsburg, Germany

Aqua, Wolfsburg, Germany

The culinary magic of the Aqua is very well thought out, simple and refined at the same time.  For the creative cook style, Sven Elverfeld stands above the rest.  With a modern flare of plate presentation and design, Aqua is sure to impress. Chef places high value on the harmony of flavors and colors to ensure each dish is a work of perfection. Located appropriately in the Ritz Cartlon, the tastes and plate designs embody luxury and quality with each bite; an unforgettable experience that your senses and palates will surely delight in time and time again.




Voted Number 1 restaurant by Miele’s Guide and hot on the list of the world’s 50 best restaurants by S Pelliegrino, it is no surprise we selected Iggy’s as one of the 5 best restaurants in the world! The richness of flavors and style in the presentation and ambience of this venue is second to none. Ignacius Chan is the founder of this palate paradise. He is one of Singapore’s most accomplished Sommeliers and restaurateurs, who started his career in 1985. He has certainly mastered the art of fine dining with an exclusive secluded ambiance and a wine list that is spot on; his guests are enchanted with each and every visit. With every dish perfectly executed and flawless customer service.

Now you have seen jsut how wonderful  fine food in the world can be and you can visit the top restuarants for the ultimate fine dining experiences and gourmet food.


About Jacqueline Maddison

Jacqueline Maddison is the Founder and Editor-in-Chief of Rancho Santa Fe Magazine. She believes in shining light on the best of the best in life. She welcomes you into the world of the ultimate luxury lifestyle.

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