El Celler de Can Roca, the new best restaurant in the world. [Photo: Private]
The annual San Pellegrino list of the world's 50 best restaurants was announced today, and as usual, our brothers-in-arms over at Eater National have the score. The news that's most relevant to the Bay Area: Manresa, which cracked the list last year at #48, is now out of the top 50, while The French Laundry, which held the #43 spot last year, has slid to #47. Six American restaurants made the list: Eleven Madison Park (#5), Per Se (#11), Alinea (#15), Le Bernardin (#19), Daniel (#29), and the aforementioned French Laundry.
On the global stage, Noma's ranking as the best restaurant in the world has finally come to an end after three years of dominance, and El Celler de Can Roca in Girona, Spain has taken its place. Noma is at #2, followed by Osteria Francescana in Modena, Italy, Mugaritz in San Sebastian, Spain, and Eleven Madison Park. There's also a 51-100 list, in which Manresa appears at #52 and Coi is at #58. And we'll save commenters the work by noting that the Pellegrino list always engenders plenty of sniping for its unclear judging methods and lack of transparency. Your mileage may vary, batteries not included, Ferran Adria sold separately, etc.
Note: An earlier version of this post contained a joke about Noma being downgraded on the list for its norovirus outbreak. As voting occurred back in October, this was not the case.
· World's 50 Best Restaurants 2013 List From San Pellegrino [~ EN ~]
· World's 50 Best: 51-100 List [San Pellegrino]