Where the world’s best chefs eat
Written by Craig Butcher
If you want to discover a city’s best restaurants and explore what ‘best’ really means, who better to ask than some of the world’s most respected chefs?
Brazil – Alex Atala
The head chef at São Paulo’s groundbreaking D.O.M. restaurant (S. Pellegrino Best Restaurant in Brazil 2014) rates Epice, a suitably chic spot amid the boutiques. He says, “I’m a huge enthusiast of the new generation of chefs in Brazil. The chefs from this restaurant are extremely creative and have beautiful technique.”
Denmark – René Redzepi
The Dane behind Copenhagen’s previous World’s Best Restaurant, Noma, recommends Amass as the restaurant he wishes he’d opened. This high-end eatery is “the coolest restaurant in town”, and has “a daily-changing menu with lots of imagination. It has its own vegetable garden and perfect views of the Copenhagen harbour.”
Italy – Massimo Bottura
The charismatic Italian chef favours Mon Café in his hometown of Modena in northern Italy – home to both Ferrari and the famous balsamic vinegar. Start or end your day at this “very elegant café – the best coffee in Modena, the best pastries”, or opt for something more substantial from the lunchtime menu.
Where Chefs Eat: the app
Some 600 of the world’s leading chefs detail 3,200 of the world’s best restaurants, from underground bolt-holes to the most feted fine-dining establishments in 70 countries. Whether it’s a late-night hangout, an awakening breakfast, or something in between, download the app on iPhone or iPad for interactivity and ‘near me’ advice.