El Celler de Can Roca is now the world’s best restaurant 2013 after displacing Noma in Denmark, which had been at the top of the ranking for three years.

El Celler de Can Roca is a family restaurant run by the three Roca brothers since 1986. Joan is the head chef, a terrific kitchen maestro; middle brother Josep is the head sommelier in charge of front of the house; and finally, Jordi is the head pastry chef, who uses his talent to create pieces of sweet art and fragances.

The three Michelin-starred restaurant in Girona offers an emocional cuisine. It combines avant-garde Catalan dishes with a culinary passion and warm hospitality. Charchoal-grilled king prawn, king-prawn sand, ink rocks, fried legs, head juice and king prawn essence are considered to be their outstanding specialities.

The now-closed restaurant elBulli in 2011 was also crowned five times by the Restaurant Magazine. Its head chef, Ferran Adrià, the best cook in the world, managed to hold the Micheling three-star status for more than ten years.
Last year, the Basque Elena Arzak, made it to the very peak of the profession by wining the world’s best female chef award. Her restaurant boasts the position number eight in the Restaurant magazine.

Spain is certainly today the new restaurant capital of the world. Three of the top ten restaurants in the world are Spanish, both Catalan and Basque. Moreover, most of the best chefs in the world are also Spanish.

2013 TOP TEN RANKING

1 El Celler de Can Roca – Girona, Spain up 1
2 Noma – Copenhagen, Denmark down 1
3 Osteria Francescana – Modena, Italy up 2
4 Mugaritz – San Sebastián, Spain down 1
5 Eleven Madison Park – New York, USA up 5
6 D.O.M. – São Paulo, Brazil
7 Dinner by Heston Blumenthal – London, UK up 2
8 Arzak – San Sebastián, Spain =
9 Steirereck – Vienna, Austria up 2
10 Vendôme Bergisch – Gladbach, Germany up 13

Eva Verges
Hello, there! I’m Eva. I’m 33 years old and happy to live in Barcelona, where I was born. Enthusiastic, dynamic, open-minded, friendly and patient. I have always had itchy feet and enjoyed travelling and exploring new places. Eager to learn more and more every day and embark on new adventures for treasure hunts. A Barcelona lover who becomes homesick when is far from her charming city for a long period of time. I like mingling with the melting pot, getting lost in the narrowest medieval streets of the Gothic quarter and smelling the aroma of countless enticing cafés. Its eclectic non-stop style doesn’t let you stay at home. An excellent hostess and tour guide.

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