El Celler de Can Roca, in Girona, Spain, northeast of Barcelona took the top listing when the year's World's Best 50 Restaurants list was announced June 1st. It's a return to the spot, trading places with Copenhagen's Noma, which held the spot from 2010-12 and again last year.
The list, sponsored by a galaxy of food and restaurant industry companies, topped by San Pellegrino, listed Osteria Francescana, in Modena, Italy, as #2, and Noma as #3. The top scorers in the U.S. are #5 Eleven Madison Park and #18 Le Bernardin, both in New York, and #26 Alinea, in Chicago. The LIST covers a surprising range of the world, with many selections in Asia and Latin America.
Photo: El Celler de Can Roca