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World's 50 Best Restaurants...

Longboat Jun 24, 2011 12:14 PM

FWIW, San Pellegrino each year publishes a list of what they see as the world's 50 best restaurants.


Six of the fifty are in America, the top U.S. one is in Chicago and the rest are NYC.

None are in Florida. ;-)

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  1. askdrtodd RE: Longboat Jun 24, 2011 01:51 PM

    I like the top 50 list, I've eaten at 11 of them, Alinea earlier this month. It was amazing but not worth the $.

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      sweet_polly RE: askdrtodd Jun 24, 2011 03:20 PM

      Dayum...you sure get around ADT...that's awesome!

      I have not eaten at ANY of them, although I have dined at two of the winning chefs' lesser restaurants...Keller's French Laundry and Ducasse's Le Jules Verne. French Laundry - not worth the $$$; Le Jules Verne - a life experience at any price (location, location, location). ;)

      1. re: sweet_polly
        twyst RE: sweet_polly Jun 24, 2011 04:57 PM

        I'm quite shocked anyone considers the French Laundry a "lesser restaurant"! It was voted best restaurant in the world in 2003 and 2004, and has three michelin stars!

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          sweet_polly RE: twyst Jun 24, 2011 05:40 PM

          Simmer down...the post was tongue-in-cheek since it didn't make the Top 50. You ARE on the Florida board, after all. ;)

          Also, I still didn't think French Laundry was ALL THAT. Sterile, hushed, uptight atmosphere with uber-pretentious staff at every turn. Yeah, the food was spectacular...but I guess I'm just not a fan of wading through pompous BS all night when I dine. A little is to be expected in a restaurant with this kind of hype, but I really don't want to bring along my hip-boots. I'm a hillbilly, though...I'm sure it explains a lot.

    2. askdrtodd RE: Longboat Jun 24, 2011 01:55 PM

      The desert was really cool though, Grant Achatz (chef) makes it ON the table.

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        Mild Bill RE: askdrtodd Jun 24, 2011 04:37 PM

        As my Dad used to say---- 'If I saw it in the street I'd walk around it'...

        Just joking, that's pretty awesome...

        I'd like a video of me eating it with my hands behind my back...

      2. goodhealthgourmet RE: Longboat Jun 24, 2011 04:52 PM


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