July 26, 2016

An Edible Tour: NGNO's Favorite Fine-Dining Spots Around the World

Touring around I came to discover some of the world's finest dining options tried and enjoyed throughout our gastronomic world. Come with us as we discover the best of the best.

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L'Atelier de Joel Robuchon, Paris, France

L'Atelier de Joel Robuchon opens for lunch or dinner spread over two bars joined together with one kitchen. Serving modern French and European fare, it's a haven for food lovers. With an attentive staff and an imaginative chef, this is somewhere you just have to try. You just have to try their l'agneau de lait and their Foie Gras. A full tour of their menu will cost around €179.

Patrick Guilbaud, Dublin, Ireland

Having featured in everything from the Irish Times to the New York Times, Patrick Guilbaud is renowned as one of the best restaurants in Ireland and is also internationally acclaimed. The restaurant is divided into five different sections: A private room with its single oval table that can host up to ten guests, the welcoming salon, the service bar, the dinning space and the terrace. Be sure to try their pan roasted native red deer and the lacquered challahs duck.

Alexandre

Restaurant Alexandre, Camargue, France

In warm and refined surroundings, the restaurant revolves around three dining rooms and a library and a sitting room that gives direct access onto the terrace and the garden. The modern French and European food is to die for, all served in a modern, clean fashion. You just have to try the pan-seared gambas camerone tails and the roast pigeon breast. Amazingly for a contemporary fine dining establishment, the portions are quite large, which is always a plus.

Burgundy, Beirut, Lebanon

Rahayel swears that Beirut's entry on this list is worth at least two Michelin Stars. If you're a connoisseur and a seeker of strong sensations, Burgundy is the place for you. With a strong Asian theme running throughout the menu, Burgundy focuses on fresh food. With many plates including raw, or rare meats, fresh fish and pure, clean fruit and vegetables, this is a restaurant that keeps things simply complex.

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Savarin, Oostende, Belgium

The menu here was designed by Chef Laurent Vandekerckhove is varied and will appeal to everyone. Verging on a Michelin Star, Savarin is below the radar of most food lovers and is well worth a visit. Modern, French-inspired dishes take the breath away and we have to recommend the anguille fumée and the sole meniere. A classic setting hosts some fantastically modern creations.

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La Bastide Saint Antoine, Grasse, France

La Bastide Saint-Antoine in Grasse is surrounded by grounds spanning five hectares with lush Mediterranean vegetation set amidst olive groves, offering up views of the surrounding plains and the Bay of Cannes. This is modern French fare at its very best. Authentic, sometimes over the top flair shines through, but the food is remarkable and you cannot leave without trying Le Papillon de Langoustines, L’Escalope de Foie Gras Dorée or the Le Millefeuille de Pommes Sautées.

Relais and Chateaux Hunting Lodge, Loiret, France

Relais and Chateaux Hunting Lodge is an award winning Two Michelin-starred restaurant located in a magnificent 19th century chateaux. Divided into different spaces, diners can enjoy a more contemporary setting or a classic fine-dining environment. The set menu is just fantastic and offers up modern French cuisine cooked to perfection, but sure to leave some space for the incredible cheese trolley.

Les Menus, Moscow, Russia

Les Menus, in Moscow, presents the bold and experimental cuisine of Michelin three-star chef Pierre Gagnaire, regarded as one of today's most innovative and artistic chefs. Classic French cuisine with a modern twist and culinary artistry at its finest create an unforgettable feast for all the senses. The menu offers up mussel soup, langoustines, fresh pasta, potatoes, lobster, squid, beef, pork and more and just has to be tried if you are ever in the Russian capital.

Il Luogo di Aimo e Nadia Ristorante, Milan, Italy

A two-Michelin starred restaurant, this is the perfect place to enjoy authentic Tuscan cuisine, this a small place with modern art on the walls, but an ancient history. Try the suckling pig or the various local dishes that incorporate mushrooms if you want a real treat. To finish off go for the chocolate mousse, the fox grape soup of the vin burl sorbet while the owners and chef tour the dining area making sure all is going well.

Grand Chef Relais and Châteaux, Didier Clement, Loiret, France

Grand Chef Relais and Châteaux, Didier Clement is inspired by the chef's personal experiences in the Sologne region. From a light, an impression, a colour, a smell, he creates subtle and sincere dishes, surprisingly balanced and harmonious. Clement re-discovered old varieties of herbs, vegetables and spices and has gardeners working especially for him. This is authentic French cuisine, presented in a modern fashion.




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