By Lauren Jade Hill Along with Japan’s varied landscape of pristine mountains, lush countryside and long stretches of coast, from Hokkaido in the north to the southern islands of Okinawa, comes a great diversity of produce. Even within each city, local specialties abound with each place offering its own variations of classic Japanese plates. The country’s affluence of Michelin starred restaurants is testament […]
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In its location on the Coromandel Coast, and as the capital of Tamil Nadu, Chennai is one of South India’s greatest hubs, with a remarkably rich cultural offering that makes it one of the country’s most visited cities. Owing to this popularity among international travelers, Chennai has a number of luxury hotels, which are home to a collection of excellent restaurants. Here’s […]
By Lauren Jade Hill As the capital of India’s southern Telangana state, Hyderabad is considered an international hub for technology, as well as being known for its regal history. Both the old and new identity that this city is defined by is reflected through its diverse dining scene. From dining rooms and menus inspired by Indian Royalty to contemporary venues offering […]
By Lauren Jade Hill Exhibiting its Chinese culinary roots and increasingly international identity, Shanghai’s dining scene brings together traditional and contemporary venues, from local specialties in a 1930s garden villa to avant-garde French cuisine. We take a look at the best restaurants in Shanghai, which together boast an impressive array of celebrity chefs and Michelin stars.
By Lauren Jade Hill It was chef Eneko Atxa’s upbringing in the gastronomically rich Basque Country that informed his future pursuit of creating truly outstanding cuisine. He is the chef behind three Michelin starred fine dining restaurant Azurmendi in the Basque town of Larrabetzu, where each refined dish that comes out of the kitchen reflects the destination it’s in. Here, […]
By Lauren Jade Hill Having earned three Michelin stars and garnered global attention, Alinea has become a name that’s associated with some of the world’s most innovative dining. It’s chef Grant Achatz who’s behind this modernist cuisine, so as Alinea comes in at number two on the list, he takes time out with Elite Traveler to talk about his food […]
By Zahra Al-Kateb With three Michelin stars, a four-star rating from The New York Times, and six James Beard Foundation Awards, it is no wonder Eleven Madison Park has once again been recognized by our readers, having come third on our list of the Top 100 Restaurants in the World for 2017. We caught up with the establishment’s head chef […]
By Samantha Coles After a sojourn in Melbourne last year, The Fat Duck has made a welcome return to our list. Providing more than just exceptional (and famously experimental) cuisine, The Fat Duck’s aim is to take diners on a nostalgic adventure. Head chef Jonny Lake tells us how his studies in physics and biology inspired his relentless curiosity. How […]
By Lauren Jade Hill Celebrated for elevating farm-to-fork dining, Blue Hill at Stone Barns is lauded as one of upstate New York’s most innovative restaurants, and our highest new entry for 2017. We speak to chef Dan Barber about the cuisine he takes such pride in. What does being voted among the world’s top restaurants mean to you? It is […]
By Andy Hayler To attain three Michelin stars is the ultimate dream for any chef. One of those who achieved it is Michel Guérard, whose restaurant Prés d’Eugénie south of Bordeaux retained its third star in the France Michelin Guide 2017. What is remarkable about this is the chef first gained the third star in 1977, and has managed to […]
By Lauren Jade Hill Tucked into a three-story heritage shop-house in Tanjong Pagar, Singapore, Restaurant André continually garners accolades and rave reviews from across the globe. It’s here that revered chef André Chiang showcases his distinct culinary approach, Octaphilosophy, which brings together the eight elements he believes to be integral to gastronomy: unique, pure, texture, memory, salt, south, artisan and […]