We were recently given a copy of the world’s top restaurant guide book: Foodie Top 100 Restaurants Worldwide: Selected by the World’s Top Critics and Glam Media’s Foodie Editors. This came just in time for us! In the midst of the craziness of exams, wedding planning, and San Francisco vacation planning… I have to admit the US government had me in bit of a frenzy… what about my Alcatraz night tour?! Between tourist activities visiting Lombard Street (most winding street in the world), NAPA vino sipping / sun bathing, and a series of eateries: Blue Bottle Coffee, Swan Oyster Depot, Bouchon, Coi, The French Laundry (which I’m still constantly refreshing my OpenTable account), State Bird Provisions (recently renovated and reservations still in limbo), Brenda’s French Soul Food… I feel that this vacation will bring back some sanity.
This book is packed full of drool worthy pictures, critics’ tips and a lure to travel the world simply to eat! Foodie Top 100 as the name suggests features 100 of the world’s best restaurants selected by top food critics and Foodie editors—including publisher & editor Samir Arora, the Chairman and CEO of Glam Media; former New York Times food writer Patricia Wells; former New York Magazine food critic Gael Greene; former editor-in-chief of Gourmet magazine and former New York Times restaurant critic Ruth Reichl; and Japan’s first food critic, Masuhiro Yamamoto. It brings food lovers the most reservation-worthy cuisine from four continents. It is for foodies who don’t want anonymously compiled directories or crowd-sourced reviews. The critics and Foodie editors carefully selected restaurants together that provide an exemplary dining experience, including Paris’ L’Ambroisie, Napa Valley’s The French Laundry, Singapore’s Iggy’s, Kyoto’s Kitcho Arashiyama, Tokyo’s Kyo Aji, and New York City’s Le Bernardin. Each critic nominated restaurants from their region, as well as their favorites from other corners of the world.
This guidebook also provides detailed accounts of the most iconic and innovative menus, ambiance, and service, which are accompanied by critics’ tips, color photographs and bonus lists of the top 100 restaurants in the France, Japan, United States, and Europe, the United Kingdom and Asia Pacific.
Where will your next bucket list restaurant take you to?
In the meantime, let me refresh OpenTable again for French Laundry. Damn it! …”no reservations currently available for the day you have requested…” Well, at least I know what essentials I will take with me to SFO.