France has a style all its own. So no one should be surprised that the country has created its own computer program to deduce which eateries are really the best restaurants in the world.
According to Reuters, “La Liste” as it is being called, ranks the world’s top 1,000 restaurants using a algorithm that combines restaurant scores from international guidebooks and websites. These scores come from places such as Gaulte-Milau, Michelin and even Tripadvisor.
Apparently, La Liste came about because the fine French people felt snubbed after The World’s 50 Best Restaurant List was released. The culinary minds in France felt many of the best French restaurants were ignored. “Our aim is to be serious and honest,” Philippe Faure, the French foreign ministry’s “gastro diplomat” in charge of the La Liste initiative told The New York Times. “There will be a lot of the best French chefs who will be very unhappy with their rankings. But no one can accuse us of favoring our own. In a short time, La Liste will become the global reference.”
So, who actually made the list? The number one spot went to Restaurant de l’Hotel de Ville in Switzerland, which is run by chef Benoît Violier and his team. Restaurant de l’Hôtel de Ville currently has three Michelin stars, and a 4.5 rating on Tripadvisor.
The other list claimed El Celler de Can Roca in Spain was numero uno.
Here are the other establishments that made La Liste’s top spots:
2. Per Se, New York
3. Kyo Aji, Tokyo
4. Guy Savoy, Paris
5. Schauenstein, Fürstenau, Switzerland
6. El Celler de Can Roca, Girona, Spain
7. Kyubey, Tokyo
8. La Maison Troisgros, Roanne, France
9. Auberge du Vieux Puits, Fontjoncouse, France
The full list will be available on La Liste on Thursday, December 17th.
Do you agree with this list of the best restaurants in the world?