- The Osteria Francescana in Modena in the north of the country — which was praised for its use of Parmigiano Reggiano cheese — pipped last year’s winner, Spain’s El Celler de Can Roca, to top the World’s 50 Best Restaurants list, after coming second in 2015.
Congrats Chef Massimo Bottura!
- But even as Bottura and his team celebrated, a row blew up about the exclusion of a raft of top French chefs, including Joel Robuchon — a fixture of the list since it was launched 14 years ago. …
- “It is a massive surprise. It’s inexplicable,” he told AFP. “Are they really saying there are twice as many great Mexican and Peruvian restaurants as French ones?
Yes, that’s exactly what they are saying. I’m saying maybe people don’t like French cuisine as much any longer.
Mucho congrats, however, to Chicago’s own Alinea and Chef Grant Achatz, #15 on the list of best in the world.!