It’s a common question that plagues us all: where to eat? Do you stick with the same old, same old, or do you strike out and be adventurous, trying something new? Either option could lead to sub-par and boring food. You can resolve that question right now by deciding to eat the world’s best restaurant: France’s Mirazur.
The title was earned at the World’s 50 Best Restaurant Awards held in Singapore this year. Mirazur first made the list back in 2009, where it debuted at number 35. Since then it has steadily risen in the rankings, culminating in this year’s first-place win. The restaurant, which is set on the French Riviera and enjoys some pretty incredible views, is run by chef Mauro Colagreco.
This win marks the first time in the award’s 18-year history that a French restaurant was named top dog. “This year we are thrilled to see Mirazur claim the No. 1 spot after rising through the ranks since making its debut on The World’s 50 Best Restaurants list at no. 35 in 2009,” said William Drew, Director of Content for The World’s 50 Best Restaurants. “It’s been brilliant to witness its progress. This has been a wonderful, progressive year for the list as a whole, with so many new entries from all corners of the globe.”
Mirazur was joined by four other French restaurants on the list. Spain had the strongest showing with seven restaurants, including three in the top 10. The USA had six on the list, including Cosme in New York, which features the winner of the World’s Best Female Chef.
Colagreco didn’t quite know what to say about the honour after the ceremony. “It’s incredible,” said the stunned chef. “I don’t have words to explain. It’s something so special, all the work, all the love of my team to achieve this award is something so special for us for me and Julia .”
So now you know where to eat, the only question is how you’re going to get there in time to beat the dinner rush.