Spain once again is home to the world's top restaurant.
Avant-garde eatery El Celler de Can Roca in Girona, Spain, was named to the No. 1 spot on Restaurant magazine's annual ranking of the world's 50 best restaurants during a ceremony in London on Monday. Rene Redzepi's innovative Danish restaurant Noma had held the honor for the past three years, after ousting renowned Spanish restaurant elBulli in 2010.
Noma, which has a meticulous focus on indigenous ingredients, fell to No. 2 on this year's list. In third place is Modena, Italy's Osteria Francescana, which has placed in the top 10 since 2010.
The Top 10
1 -- El Celler de Can Roca, Girona, Spain
2 -- Noma, Copenhagen, Denmark
3 -- Osteria Francescana, Modena, Italy
4 -- Mugaritz, San Sebastian, Spain
5 -- Eleven Madison Park, New York
6 -- D.O.M., Sao Paulo, Brazil
7 -- Dinner by Heston Blumenthal, London
8 -- Arzak, San Sebastian, Spain
9 -- Steirereck, Vienna,
10 -- Vendome, Bergisch Gladbach, Germany
The complete list is at the website of the ranking's sponsor, S. Pellegrino: http://bit.ly/11Rkagn