The World’s Best Restaurants list is back and here are the highlights for me:

NOMA back at #1.

Eleven Madison Park at #4. Highest ranked US restaurant, part of Danny Meyer group. Well deserved.

Germany’s Vendome comes in at #12, Aqua at #28, Tim Raue at #78, and the epic Die Schwarzwaldstube at #83.

The Test Kitchen in Cape Town at #48 looks incredible.

Increasingly those lists are considering the entire globe, not just Europe and the US, which is great.

And I love that the write-ups include a focus on the interior of the restaurant and the overall experience for the diner. Restaurant eating on that scale, and really on ever scale always includes the taste of the food and the experience in the restaurant. Those things are married together and create a holistic experience.

Now I’m hungry!