Librije terug in lijst beste restaurants ter wereld
Na een jaar afwezigheid, staat De Librije van Jonnie en Thérèse Boer opnieuw in de lijst van de vijftig beste restaurants ter wereld. Het is de vierde keer dat Boer in de lijst staat.
Ook de Belgen staan met Hof van Cleve (45) in de top vijftig.
De lijst wordt jaarlijks samengesteld door het gerenommeerde Britse tijdschrift Restaurant Magazine.
Het Deense restaurant Noma van René Redzepi is volgens het magazine ’s wereld beste (voor de vierde keer in vijf jaar!).
De top tien beste restaurants ter wereld
- Noma, Kopenhagen
- El Celler de Can Roca, Girona
- Osteria Francescana, Modena
- Eleven Madison Park, New York
- Dinner by Heston Blumenthal, Londen
- Mugaritz, San Sebastian
- D.O.M., Sao Paulo
- Arzak, San Sebastian
- Alinea, Chicago
- The Ledbury, Londen
Over de Librije schrijft de organisatie:
Back on the list after a year’s break, Jonnie Boer’s Zwolle restaurant is a stone’s throw from where he hunted and fished as a child. He knows his produce intimately and is keen to showcase it, having built a career out of championing local seasonal ingredients about two decades before it was fashionable to do so. His current menu is homage to the food produced in the surrounding area but there’s certainly room for global influences – monkfish comes encrusted with Middle Eastern baharat spices and mackerel belly paired unusually but successfully with cinnamon. Indeed, Boer is big on doing things differently: for example, he eschews the traditional citrus marinade for his take on ceviche and replaces it with tea, kombucha (a type of yeast) and vanilla. Later on, a combination of basil mayonnaise, tartare of beef and cream of oyster is served directly on to diners’ hands for a memorably tactile experience.
The chef’s wife, Therese, heads up front of house and is a trained viticulturist and wine aficionado. She takes her food and wine matching very seriously, often suggesting bold combinations. In some instances, Jonnie will even adjust a dish to improve a pairing. The 15th century Dominican abbey, in which De Librije is located, offers several cosy dining spaces: the main library restaurant, a private room upstairs or, best of all, the intimate vaulted kitchen below.
Over Ekkebus schrijft de organisatie:
The acclaimed Amber can be found in The Landmark, Mandarin Oriental’s smaller more individual Hong Kong hotel, and the stunning restaurant reflects that sense of independence combined with luxury.
Dutch-born chef and culinary director Richard Ekkebus’s food is fundamentally French, but also modern, imaginative and tinged with influences he has picked up over his globe-trotting career. Having trained and worked in Holland, France, Mauritius and Barbados through his career – including stints under iconic French chefs Pierre Gagnaire and Alain Passard – he has been at Amber’s helm since its opening in 2005. Ekkebus and his chef de cuisine Maxime Gilbert source the finest ingredients from near and far, successfully playing on Hong Kong’s position as an east-west crossroads, as a trading hub and a former British colony. Signatures include sea urchin in lobster jelly, with cauliflower, caviar and crispy seaweed waffle; Kagoshima wagyu beef with purée of forgotten Cévennes onion; and abinao 85% chocolate soufflé with cacao sorbet.
The exquisitely created and beautifully plated dishes are served beneath an eye-catching chandelier made up of more than 4,000 bronze rods suspended from the ceiling of the Adam Tihany-designed dining room. Sommelier John Chan’s extensive wine list is just as striking, featuring unusual selections from boutique producers in France, Chile and Portugal. The combination has secured Amber’s status as Hong Kong’s leading restaurant and as a regular resident of The World’s 50 Best Restaurants list.