This year’s most coveted award function has been the World’s 50 Best Restaurants of 2016. The occasion saw a few notable first-time occurrences, in its 14-year history. To start with, it was held in New York, as opposed to the UK where it was held all these years. For the first time, an Italian restaurant made it to the top of the list – Modena’s Osteria Francescana. While the titles are impressive, what is lacks luster is the unbelievable waiting list in some of these esteemed outlets. If you are a food enthusiast, keen to check these winners out, think in advance, because impromptu plans will only make you a tad bit disappointed, and very, very hungry.
Here is a list, from the restaurant with the least waiting time, to the most.
10. Eleven Madison Park (New York City): 2 to 3 weeks
First available booking as is on June 29, provided you choose for a table at 5:30 pm; otherwise, slots are available on July 5.
9 Steirereck (Vienna, Austria): 1 month, for dinner, but lunch is available as soon as
8 Central (Lima, Peru): at least 2 months. Fully booked through the end of August; reservations for September through December will open up August 1. Lunch is available from mid-July, though.
7 Narisawa (Tokyo, Japan): At least 2 months. Modern cuisine inspired by Japan’s mountain landscapes. Reservations after August 16, 2016. New reservations available at 11 a.m. local time 1st of every month
6 Noma (Copenhagen): At least 3 months for this Nordic restaurant. Reservation available for October from July 4 at 10 a.m. local time.
5 Osteria Francescana (Modena, Italy): at least 3 and a half months
Reservations are currently completely booked up through the end of September. The restaurant will begin taking bookings via its website for October on July 1 at 10 a.m. local time; that’s 4 a.m. EST, so have fun! (Reservations for November will open August 1, December bookings will begin on September 1, and so on and so forth.)
4 Mugaritz (Errenteria, Spain): 3 to 6 months. It opened recently, in April, but is booked until December 11: Hopeful diners could fill a form and keep their “fingers crossed.”
3 Asador Etxebarri (Axpe, Spain): Reservations for January 2017 will begin in August for this high-end barbecue joint.
2 El Celler de Can Roca (Girona, Spain): 11 months. Online reservations open up at midnight on the first day of each month for tables 11 months ahead. So if you want a table for July 2017, book on July 1, 2016.
1 Mirazur (Menton, France): up to 1 year. Save for one reservation available on September 8, eater.com found no other reservations for 12 months.
[ Via : Nationalpost ]