Foodie’s First Annual Top 100 Restaurants List and Guidebook
The World’s Best Restaurants Selected by Foodie’s Editors and Top Food Critics, Including Patricia Wells, Gael Greene, Masuhiro Yamamoto and Ruth Reichl
“I am delighted to be a food critic for the Foodie Top 100 Restaurants lists”
Foodie Top 100 Restaurants guide winners are the most exceptional restaurants from around the world, including: L’Ambroisie, Epicure, Pierre Gagnaire, Kitcho Arashiyama, Kyo Aji, Le Bernardin, The French Laundry and Iggy's. The full list of global winners is included below and also available to explore at www.foodie.com/foodie100. There will be invite-only awards presentations and events in: NYC on April 3, London on April 4, Paris on April 5, Tokyo on April 11, San Francisco on April 24 and Los Angeles on April 25.
The Foodie Top 100 Restaurants were carefully selected by food critics: Patricia Wells (France), Gael Greene (USA), Masuhiro Yamamoto (Japan), Ruth Reichl (USA), Jonathan Gold (USA), Bruno Verjus (France), Alexander Lobrano (France), Charles Campion (United Kingdom), Vir Sanghvi (India), Aun Koh (Singapore/China) Susumu Ohta (Japan),Kundo Koyama (Japan), Glam Media’s Samir Arora (Publisher & Editor), Yuki Yamamura (Japan), with Erika Lenkert (Managing Executive Editor). Foodie’s goal was to select only the most knowledgeable and respected food critics, and create a small, transparent panel of judges. Each critic nominated restaurants from their region, as well as their favorites from other corners of the world. Critics and editors were required to have visited their nominations recently, pay for their meals, and no one could nominate a restaurant they are professionally tied to in any way.
“I am delighted to be a food critic for the Foodie Top 100 Restaurants lists,” said Patricia Wells. “I was impressed to learn my peers voted modern French cuisine to be the dominant style the world over, reflecting a global palate that appreciates a classic, visually rich experience combined with a clean, modern sensibility.”
“I’ve made no secret of my long time disappointment with the whimsies of restaurant guides,” said Gael Greene. “How do you lose a star one year and gain another the next? So what if there’s a limited wine list if the food is exceptional and demands sake or beer? I’m reviewing restaurants not wine bars, after all. Foodie Top 100 Restaurants is a well-reasoned, no-holds-barred critique for impassioned food lovers and adventurers the world over.”
The Foodie Top 100 Restaurants spotlights restaurants that provide an exemplary dining experience as determined by Foodie’s editors and food critics. Restaurants are nominated based on whether their food is exceptional first, and whether the décor, service, and drinks program complement the dining experience within the context of the food. This format paves the way for recognition of superb restaurants that may not fit into the narrower, more traditional definition of “world class” or star ratings.
“We are thrilled to release The Foodie Top 100 Restaurants list and our first print guidebook as the ultimate references for all foodies, carefully selected by the world’s most knowledgeable food critics along with our Foodie editors,” said Samir Arora, Glam Media Chairman and CEO. “Our nomination criteria is ‘food first,’ with the goal to make the Foodie Top 100 Restaurants the definitive standard for recognizing the best dining experiences in the world.”
Today, Glam Media is also launching Top Restaurants France, Top Restaurants Japan, Top Restaurants US, and Top Restaurants Europe, UK and Asia lists (see links below). Unique to these lists is recognition of the world’s top ten general managers and maître d’s, as well as the list of the world’s top ten sommeliers. Foodie Top 100 Restaurants provides the ultimate answers to questions such as “where is a great sushi restaurant in Tokyo or New York?” by offering recommendations from the experts who actually know about sushi.
The print edition of the Foodie Top 100 Restaurants Worldwide will be available this summer. Food lovers can visit www.foodie.com/foodie100 to explore all of the award-winning restaurants and join the conversation with foodies worldwide on all things food.
Glam Media launched its Foodie vertical in February 2012, and in the short time since then has become #2 among food publishers online, reaching 19.7 million unique users a month (as measured by comScore, Feb. 2013). With the Top 100 Guides, Glam Media is bringing social discovery of the best- curated content on recipes and restaurants online withFoodie.com, and on the Foodie iPad app.
Foodie Top Restaurants Links:
Europe, UK and Asia: http://www.foodie.com/collections/foodie-editor/foodie-top-100-europe-uk-asia
Foodie Top 100 Restaurants Worldwide List:
Alain Ducasse au Plaza Athénée
L’Atelier de Joël Robuchon Saint Germain
Carré des Feuillants
Le Coq Rico
La Dame de Pic
Le Pré Catelan
Restaurant Guy Savoy
Restaurant Jean-François Piège
Shang Palace at the Shangri-La Hotel
Le Table d’Aki
Ze Kitchen Galerie
La Grenouillère, La Madelaine-Sous-Montreuil
Flocons de Sel, Megève
Maison Troisgros, Roanne
Régis et Jacques Marcon, Saint-Bonnet-le-Froid
Auberge du Vieux Puits, Fontjoncouse
Le Louis XV, Monaco
Chugoku Hanten Fureika
Tarantella da Luigi
Il Teatrino Da Salone
Nishimura Kyoto (Kyo-Ryori Nishimura)
Fogliolina della Porta Fortuna
Etizen Mikuni Kawaki
Sushi Asou Hirao Sansou
Issin Sushi Koyo
NEW YORK METROPOLITAN AREA
Blue Hill at Stone Barns, Pocantico Hills
Chef’s Table at Brooklyn Fare, Brooklyn
SAN FRANCISCO BAY AREA
Benu, San Francisco
Chez Panisse, Berkeley
The French Laundry, Yountville
The Restaurant at Meadowood, St. Helena
Alain Ducasse at the Dorchester, London
The Fat Duck, Bray
Le Manoir aux Quat’Saisons, Oxford
The Waterside Inn, Bray
Il Luogo di Aimo e Nadia, Milan
Le Calandre, Rubano
Osteria Alle Testiere, Venice
Osteria Francescana, Modena
Asador Etxebarri, Atxondo
El Celler de Can Roca, Girona
Family Li Imperial Cuisine, Beijing
Fook Lam Moon, Hong Kong
Sun Tung Lok, Hong Kong
Bukhara, New Delhi
Indian Accent, New Delhi
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