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Thursday, April 16, 2015
ONE PERCENTERS VIEW OF WORLD DINING
CHICAGO’S ALINEA SETS THE BAR--For the fourth year in a row, Elite Traveler magazine has rated Chicago’s
Alinea (1723 North Halsted Street, 312.867.0110) as the top restaurant on Earth.
which causes culinary industry eye brow to rise is fashioned by Elite Traveler, a very limited
circulation magazine aimed at private jet users world-wide.
CRÈME DE LA CREME
ALINEA: Dungeness crab, squash blossom, cardamom and saffron
Alinea, Chicago, Chef:
Details: Alinea was founded in 2005 by Chef
Grant Achatz and Nick Kokonas. Featuring a single, seasonally driven tasting
menu of between 18 and 22 courses, Alinea has been universally praised for its
innovative approach to modernist cuisine. It has three times been named the
Best Restaurant in America and is the only restaurant in Chicago, and one of
only 12 in the U.S., to earn the coveted Michelin 3-Star rating. It has also
won the James Beard Award for Best Service in the United States.
THE OTHERS IN THE TOP
El Cellar de Can
Girona, Spain. Chef: Joan Roca
Azurmendi, Larrabetzu, Spain.
Chef: Eneko Atxa
Eleven Madison Park, New York, Chef:
The Fat Duck, Bray UK, Chef:
Robukchon au Dome, Macua, China.
Chef: Francky Semblat
The Restaurant at Meadowwood, St. Helena, CA: Chef: Christopher Kostow
Manresa, Los Gatos, CA. Chef David Kinch
The French Laundry, Yountville, CA. Chef: Thomas Keller
Saison, San Francisco. Chef: Joshua Skenes
Coi, San Francisco.Chef: Daniel
Benu, San Francisco. Chef: Corey Lee
Melisse, Santa Monica, CA. Chef Josiah Citrin
TOP CALIFORNIA CHEF:
Thomas Keller has two restaurants on the list: ------Per Se #7
French Laundry #52
WHAT IS ELITE
as the private jet lifestyle magazine, the publication says it is BPA-audited
(a media circulation verification firm) and is distributed to 100,000 readers
in private jets, and private jet terminals in more than 100 countries.Claims average household income is $5.3
million per year.