As a ‘foodaholic’ I do enjoy going to nice restaurants around the world. As a souvenir I collect copies of the menus signed by the Chef when possible. I did not want to keep the pleasure of reading these menus only to myself so on this page you will find a photo of some of the menus.
These pages do not contain comments about these restaurants; it does not make much sense judging the hard work of Chefs on one visit. Sadly this is what most food critics and bloggers do to produce their uninteresting reports week after week in newspapers and blogs and to promote the new fashionable restaurant. These pages do not contain any ranking either. Ranking such as the one of a British magazine for the so called ‘best in the world’ has no other goal than make self-publicity, and is an absolute nonsense. Not only the selection process is flawed but there is no such thing as ‘the best’. How could one ever compare Adrià’s cuisine to Pacaud’s or Ramsay’s?
So for comments, I simply rely on the Michelin red guide which, although not perfect, has more than hundred years of anonymous restaurant reviewing experience. The Relais & Châteaux guide is also a very reliable source.
Recently added to or updated in the list:
Michelin stars counter as of 26 October 2014: 863 (started in January 2000)