Choosing to open a restaurant is an endeavor that often pushes chefs to the very brink of madness. The necessary business acumen, interpersonal skills, journeyman endurance, creativity and mastery of cooking technique are rarely found inhabiting one body. Yet every year, scores of chefs strike out on their own in hopes of building something special.
A daring few of these chefs decide to step into the stormy waters of fine-dining — attempting to create an experience that is unparalleled anywhere in the world. These bold cooks strive in each detail to give us glimpses of pure joy and originality. This is food as art and for those of us who are eager to spend our recreation dollar on eating, the feelings it elicits are tough to quantify.
Is it the creativity? The flavor combinations? The artistry? The sense memory? Probably all of the above.
The 50 Best Restaurants in the World is the holy grail for restaurateurs worldwide. To be listed is a supreme honor. But, as with all awards, not being number one means you’re simply not the best. If you’re number 50 to number 6, you are gracious and happy just to have been nominated. The top five know that their eminence is unparalleled on the world stage. Alas, at the end of the day, there is only one.
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