Travel and Leisure recently released a list of the best new restaurants in 11 of the globe’s foodie capitals. Here are some of the highlights of the ambitious and brilliant chefs that are establishing their presence at the table of the world’s top chefs.

Los Angeles

Curtis Stone's Maude

Curtis Stone’s Maude

This southern California city has experienced a culinary revolution in recent years boasting an incredibly diverse slate of highly acclaimed options. Curtis Stone, who rose to prominence in Top Chef Masters, opened Maude this year. This chic spot in Beverly Hills features a multi-course menu that is centered around a single item or ingredient. The publication also mentions Night & Market Song from the talented young chef, Kris Yenbamroong, as one of the best new restaurants to open up last year.


Massimo Bottura's Ristorante Italia

Massimo Bottura’s Ristorante Italia

This metropolis, full of rich cultural history, has long boasted fantastic dining options. However, out-of-towners and local chefs have both made their mark in the city’s culinary community recently. Massimo Bottura, one of the most famous chefs on the globe, has expanded from Italy to establish the aptly named, Ristorante Italia. The restaurant’s menu features traditional Italian dishes that were thoughtfully created and are brilliantly executed. Yeni Lokanta and Agora Meyhanesi also make the list.

New York City

Given the abundant and diverse collection of lauded dining options in New York City, it is certainly an impressive feat to make an impression on such a competitive culinary scene. The Spanish eatery, Huertas, located in the hip East Village neighborhood, provides restaurant-goers with delicious Basque finger foods as well as other tapas dishes. Markus Glocker’s Batard and Ivan Orkin’s Ivan Ramen also make the list.

Hong Kong

Talented chefs from Hong Kong opened several exciting restaurants in the past year. Little Bao which seats only 20 people may be the best coming out of this Asian metropolis. The restaurant recreates local comfort food in absolutely stunning and delicious fashion. Just around the corner sits Jowett Yu’s Ho Lee Fook. On his menu, Yu features an array of pan-Asian dishes that blend traditional and modern techniques.


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