Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Oh well, at least I can read about them on-line...

   Reading Restaurant magazine's just-released list of the World's 50 Best Restaurants  at www.theworlds50best.com /, I'm happy to see that three of the top ten are considerably less than a day's drive away.
   At Number Two: El Celler de Can Roca is under three hours down the road in Girona.  Swiped from their web site, this shot is part of the visual history of the cuisine. Xai amb pa amb tomaquet translates as "lamb with tomato bread,"  a variation on a rustic Catalan dish of toasted bread, tomatoes, garlic, salt and olive oil. It's eaten at breakfast and as a snack but I've never ever seen it look this elegant. www.cellercanroca.com
   Number Three on the "best" list, Mugaritz http://www.mugaritz.com/ is near San Sebastien. Very modern Basque cuisine with lots of reviews on-line. Also near San Sebastien is Arzak which holds the Number Eight position. http://www.arzak.info 
   Even less than a day after the news came out, I probably don't have a hope of making a reservation at any one of them any time in the next six months.

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