Without any doubt, one of the greatest pleasures of traveling is to discover new flavors and soak up the gastronomy of the city we visit. Especially for those of us who love food and are always looking for the best restaurants and the latest foodies trends. We offer you a list of destinations with Michelin stars, so that eating during your vacation is also a real luxury.
Elected European Capital of Culture 2016, this is a good year to visit Donostia and enjoy its cuisine. Not in vain, it is one of the cities with the highest number of Michelin stars per square meter, a total of 16 in just over 25 km2.
Arzak, Akelarre,Mugaritz and Martín Berasategui are each year in the top ten of the best restaurants in the world, but San Sebastian also has five other restaurants with stars. Less known (and with a waiting list a little less extensive)Zuberoa, Alameda, Kokotxa, Elkano, Mirador de Ulía, are other worthy representatives of the cuisine of San Sebastian.
Eating in any of these restaurants is a gastronomic experience for the senses, but no one can leave San Sebastian without spending an afternoon of pintxos in the old part of the city. Miniature culinary art made to lick your fingers and enjoy between laughter and a glass of wine.
Place of origin of the famous balsamic vinegar, Lambrusco, Parmigiano Reggiano cheese, Modena ham and Tortellini pasta, there is no doubt that this Italian city is a gourmet paradise. And if we add that its most famous restaurant, the Osteria Francescana, has just become the best in the world dethroning the Celler de Can Roca, this means that Modena is a mandatory stop on our foodie route.
Osteria Francescana’s chef, Massimo Bottura, reinterprets in a modern way the most traditional dishes of Italian cuisine, and is a true champion of slow food and local ingredients. The two tasting menus proposed are Tradizione in Evoluzione, a tribute to Italian raw material, and Sensazioni, focused on experimental cuisine.
The ancient capital of Japan is known as the “Mecca Asian foodie”, being the city with more Michelin stars in the world. Neither more nor less than 175 in total, awarded to 20 different types of cuisine. It also has the recognition of hosting seven restaurants with 3-stars: Chihana, Hyo-tei, Mizai, Kichisen, and Kitcho Arashiyama Honten, Nakamura.
Among them, the Hyo-tei Restaurant is one of the most special, since its beginnings were 400 years ago as a tea room, where they also served sweets and boiled eggs. Over the years, they have specialized in kaiseki cooking, but always keeping their roots. The “Hyotei eggs” are still the specialty of the house, and the aesthetics of the dishes are intended to evoke the spirit of the tea ceremony. In addition, its gardens are beautiful.
It is undeniable that Asian food right now is pure trend. And to enjoy it with all the guarantees, nothing better than a gastronomic trip to Hong Kong. This hyperpopulated capital has the most economical Michelin star restaurant in the world: Tim Ho Wan.
This restaurant is a contradiction in itself. Because although at first glance it may seem like another chain of fast food, its menu based on dim sum is a real treat for the palate. And the chef is a former head chef of the luxurious Four Seasons Hotel in Hong Kong, which prepares a cha siu bao worthy of the two-hour queue that usually has every weekend.
For those who want to eat in a more exclusive atmosphere, in Hong Kong there are five three Michelin star restaurants: L’Atelier de Joël Robuchon, Lung King Heen, 8 1/2 Otto e Mezzo – Bombana, Bo Innovation y Sushi Shikon.