Just like my books, I do have many favourites. This list is to be continued….
Quay – chef Peter Gilmore, Sydney Australia
Ranked 16th in the world. Peter blends land and sea in the most beautiful way. Art and food.
Bells – chef Stephan Manfredi, Kilcare, central coast New South Wales, Australia
Has just been voted third in world hotel dining destinations, this is a true garden to table experience. Delicate, Italian, gorgeous.
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Animal – chefs Jon Shook and Vinny Dotolo, Los Angeles, California
Dude food or take away on crack. So delicious.
Baccamotto Osteria – chef Valerio Boncompagni, Sydney, Australia
Everything made on site. Try and effuse the pork cutlet with stewed white beans.
Zuni Café – chef Judy Rogers, San Francisco, California
Home of the wood fired. Roasted chicken salad. You will never look back.
Chez Panisse – chef Alice Waters and her team, Berkeley, California
Anything and everything from the market garden and tickled to deliciousness.
Quality Meats – chef Craig Koketsu, New York, New York
The best steak ever. Watch out for the corn crème brulee.
Movida – chef Frank Comorra, Melbourne and Sydney, Australia
Middle eastern obsession.
Balthazar – chef s Reid Nasr and Lee Hanson, New York, New York
Brasserie of perfection. Anytime.
The Wolesley – chef team ‘the Wolesley”, London, England
The most perfect English breakfast lunch and dinner. Try ignoring high tea.
Lake House – chef Wolf Tasker, Daylesford, South Australia
Local lamb, heirloom fruit. Orchard picked fruit, cheese and charcuterie all from the ground up. A gorgeous hideaway, that fosters local producers and sublime dining.
La Bastide de Mousiers – chef Alain Ducasse, Provence, France
Simple and authentic French flavours. Alain ducasse comes without explanation. Top of the wish list.