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07 April 2014 09:08
Chicago: home to Alinea, which has been named the world's best restaurant
Four of the five best restaurants in the world are in the US - confirming the states as a number one holiday destination for foodies.
Alinea in Chicago claimed first place in the annual survey by private jet lifestyle magazine Elite Traveler and Champagne Laurent-Perrier. The restaurant, led by chef Grant Achatz, scooped the accolade for the third successive year.
Alinea was followed by the New York trio of DANIEL (second), Eleven Madison Park (fourth) and Le Bernardin (fifth).
Spain claimed the next two spots with El Celler Can Roca in Girona, Barcelona, and Azurmendi, the highest new entry, in Bilbao.
Of course, not all restaurants are as good as the ones in the survey and tourists, especially those unused to the local food, should always arrange
travel insurance for added peace of mind.
Azurmendi head chef Eneko Axta described the award as "fantastic" as it is a recognition bestowed by Elite Traveler readers.
Axta added: "I always say that the client comes first and is the most important, and in this case, it is really special to me since Elite Traveler readers have voted for us."
Celebrity chef Heston Blumenthal helped break the US monopoly in the top five.
His iconic Fat Duck restaurant in Bray, Berkshire, came third. Gastronomes looking to combine fine dining and travel needn't despair, however. The establishment is being temporarily moved to Melbourne in Australia next winter and is due to open in February.
Blumenthal had another entry in the top 25. Dinner by Heston Blumenthal at the Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park in London finished 23rd.
There were 16 new restaurant entries on the list.
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