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Opinionated About Dining (OAD), the leading source of global restaurant rankings for devout diners, announces the 2016 “Top 100+ European” restaurant ranking with Alain Passard’s visionary restaurant, L’Arpege, reaching the number one spot.http://recruitment.travelcounsellors.com/au/?utm_source=eGlobal&utm_medium=banner&utm_campaign=Its%20time

Restaurants hailing from Spain, France, Belgium, Italy and Denmark typically dominate the list, but for the first time, France boasts the number one ranked restaurant. Leading with the most representation is France (48),United Kingdom (28), Italy (27), Spain (24), Belgium (20), Germany (11), Denmark (10), Netherlands (10),Sweden (8), Austria (6), Portugal (3), Norway (1), Greece (1), Czech Republic (1), Finland (1), and Switzerland(1).

This year’s “Top 100+ European” ranking will mark another major milestone in the survey’s history. OAD unveils three distinct awards bestowed upon chefs and restaurants gracing the list, with recipients including:

“Best New Restaurant” – Disfrutar, Barcelona, Spain

“Highest New Entry” – Kadeau Bornholm, Aakirkeby, Denmark

“Special Culinary Achievement”Rene Redzepi’s Noma, Copenhagen, Denmark

Restaurants opened on or later than January 1, 2015, were eligible for the best new restaurant award. Nine destinations were in the running, but Disfrutar, one of Barcelona’s most celebrated new restaurants, emerged victorious. OAD founder, Steven Plotnicki, presented recipients with their awards during the “Top 100+ European” barbecue hosted at Nimb Terrasse at Tivoli Gardens in Copenhagen on May 23rd, with food prepared by eight guest chefs, including: Rene Redzepi – Noma; Niklas Ekstedt – Restaurant Ekstedt; Tim RaueTim Raue andPierre MarcoliniPierre Marcolini.

Highlighting new developments on this year’s list, Plotnicki said, “With the creation of the Top 100 Classical & Heritage Restaurants opening up numerous slots on the Top 100+ list, it allowed the OAD reviewers to pay tribute to 60 new additions on the 2016 list.

To view the full “Top 100+ European” list, please click HERE. The top 10, include:

RANK

RESTAURANT

CITY/COUNTRY

1

L’Arpège

Paris, France

2

Azurmendi

Larrabetzu, Spain

3

In de Wulf

Heuvelland, Belgium

4

Faviken

Järpen, Sweden

5

Noma

Copenhagen, Denmark

6

La Marine

Noirmoutier, France

7

Etxebarri

Axpe-Marzana, Spain

8

Diverxo

Madrid, Spain

9

Vendôme

Bergisch Gladbach-Bensberg, Germany

10

Restaurant Quique Dacosta

Dénia, Spain

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