Think Italian cuisine is trending? Osteria Francescana — whose quirky dishes like “five stages of Parmigiano Reggiano,” “eel swimming up the Po river,” and “tribute to Thelonius Monk” have made chef Massimo Bottura’s tiny venue in Modena one of Italy’s toughest tables — has for the first time earned the top spot on the World’s 50 Best Restaurants list. The annual rankings, which have been criticized for their lack of female-run restaurants, their tendency to favor expensive European-style tasting menus, and their lenient attitude toward judges accepting free meals, were announced at a ceremony in New York.
El Celler de Can Roca, an avant-garde tasting menu restaurant in Girona, Spain, dropped to the No. 2 spot. Eleven Madison Park, which has transformed from an approachable a la carte establishment under Danny Meyer into an expensive and celebrated tasting menu venue under Will Guidara and Daniel Humm, ascended to No. 3 — the best finish for a U.S. restaurant in years.
Below is the cost of dinner tasting menus of restaurants. Many of the prices below are inclusive of service and tax, but some of the offerings, particularly in the U.S., do not account for those added costs.
Here’s the full list:
#1. Osteria Francescana, Modena, Italy
Chef: Massimo Bottura
Last year’s rank: 2
Average cost: Cost: €180-€200 (USD $234-$260).
#2. El Celler de Can Roca, Girona, Spain
Chef: Joan Roca
Last year’s rank: 1
Average cost:€165-€195 (USD $184-$218)* 2015 pricing.
#3. Eleven Madison Park, New York City
Chef: Daniel Humm
Last year’s rank: 5
Cost: $295, service-included.
#4. Central, Lima
Chef: Virgilio Martinez and Pia Leon
Last year’s rank: 4
Average cost:s/319-s/398 (USD: $95-$119).
#5. Noma, Copenhagen
Chef: René Redzepi
Last year’s rank: 2
Cost: 1900 DKK (USD: $289).
#6. Mirazur, Menton, France
Chef: Mauro Colagreco
Last year’s rank: 11
Average cost:€85-€210 (USD: $110-$273)
#7. Mugaritz, Errenteria, Spain
Chef: Andoni Luis Aduriz
Last year’s rank: 6
Cost: €185 (USD: $240)
#8. Narisawa, Tokyo
Chef: Yoshihiro Narisawa
Last year’s rank: 8
Cost: ¥25000 (USD: $233).
#9. Steirereck, Vienna, Austria
Last year’s rank: 15
Average cost: €132-€142 ($171-$184)
#10. Asador Etxebarri, Axpe, Spain
Last year’s rank: 13
Cost: €135 (USD $175)
Source : http://www.eater.com/