I'm going to every Michelin 3-Star restaurant in the world. Currently, there are 109 of them:
64 in Europe 12 done, 4 scheduled
26 in Japan 5 done, 21 scheduled
12 in the US 10 done, 2 scheduled
7 in Hong Kong/Macau 7 scheduled
Located, rather oddly, in a soccer stadium, Rasmus Kofoed's hyper-modern and thoroughly Scandanavian Geranium is a precisely-engineered experience that is easy to love.
More arthouse than restaurant, David Muñoz's occasionally magical restaurant fell down on some easy basics; dirty, streaked dishes, forgetful and poorly-trained service got in the way of an otherwise out-of-this-world kitchen and physical space.
Hugging coastal Spain's attractive shores in orchard-rich Dénia, Quique Dacosta is the full and beautiful expression of its owner's (very) idiosyncratic personality and style.
Extraordinarily formal even by 3-star standards, Martín Berasategui's Barcelona outpost does not achieve the same levels of culinary or service prowess as his flagship restaurant (located in Lasarte, Spain, interestingly) but it comes close.
A charming, modern restaurant that is trying really, really, really hard. It is lovable for its effort and execution, but be ready for an intense experience that doesn't translate perfectly.
The pinnacle of heartwarming, family-centric, gorgeous fine dining. If you're looking for a truly authentic experience from a restaurant that has honed the concept of fine dining service over generations, this is it.
A puffy, confused, self-indulgent experience overall with distant service and uncreative dishes, a vast but criminally overpriced wine list, and staid dining room. Can't recommend.
Led by Franck Giovaninni, Restaurant de l’Hôtel de Ville is a tribute to the perfection and hard work achieved by its former master. One of the most satisfying meals in Europe.
Also known as Paul Bocuse's place, this restaurant lives up to its legendary reputation as the capital of French cuisine.
If you're looking for the Frenchest French restaurant in the world, this is it. That's probably the nicest thing I can say.
I plan to accomplish the whole challenge using miles, points, and discounts. This is my repository for food reviews, the financial piece I discuss here. Thanks for reading!