The best restaurateur in the world in 2021 is French

“The restaurant is generosity tied to body and heart, happiness in abundance and memories in shambles. The formula will appear simple. As if the recipe was at hand. And besides, the whole world has borrowed it from us, he who has become, in the four corners, crazy about restaurants, chefs, products, wines, recipes. However, this same passion has animated us since our creation in 1954. Our houses live around this principle of emotions: to create your moments of happiness. ” As a preamble to its 2021 guide, the Les Grandes Tables du Monde association recalls the fundamentals: for sixty-seven years, it “has brought together the best restaurants in the world, those who welcome, those who delight, those who provide memorable experiences. ”.

In total, 179 restaurants in 23 countries around common values ​​and rigorous admission criteria. And at the head of the line since Monday, November 22, elected “best restaurateur in the world” by the association, chef Daniel Boulud. The man, for those who do not know him: a cook born in the suburbs of Lyon, trained by the best French chefs, many of whom had Relais & Châteaux establishments, before moving to New York in 1980. Since then, he plays, in the heart of Manhattan, in his restaurant “Daniel” (2 stars in the 2020 Michelin guide), a careful gastronomic score for a New York and international clientele.

“Chef Daniel Boulud and his team serve refined cuisine where flavors from around the world mingle with the great French culinary tradition”, we can read on the Grandes Tables du Monde website. The association also highlights “contemporary presentations with attractive textures prepared with the best local and seasonal products, all enhanced by attentive, professional and warm service, and a modern, elegant and comfortable neoclassical room”. For its decision-making members, the Lyonnais, the best restaurateur in the world, “for many North Americans embodies French gastronomy, even gastronomy at all”.