Where did some of the nation’s top chefs and restaurateurs have their best meals of 2009?
Participants in a survey conducted by Opinionated About included Dan Barber (Blue Hill, New York), “No Reservations” host Anthony Bourdain, Sean Brock (McCrady’s Charleston, SC), Michael Carlson (Schwa, Chicago), David Chang (Momofuku, New York), Daniel Humm (Eleven Madison Park, New York), Gale Gand (Tru, Chicago), Krista Kern Darjelais (Bresca, Portland, ME), Paul Liebrandt (Corton, New York), Thomas Keller (French Laundry, Napa Valley), Danny Meyer (Union Square Hospitality Group, New York), Daniel Patterson (Coi, San Francisco), Eric Ripert (Le Bernardin, New York), Anna Sortun (Oleana, Cambridge, MA) and Cindy Wolf (Charleston, Baltimore, MD).
Responses range from casual to fine dining establishments around the world. Restaurants named most frequently include:
Aldea, New York City, Chef George Mendes
Corton, New York City, Chef Paul Liebrandt
Ferraro Bociarent, Spain, Chef Paco Morales
Marea/Alto New York City, Chef Michael White
McCrady’s Charleston, South Carolina, Chef Sean Brock
Mugaritz Errenteria, Spain, Chef Adoni Aduriz
Noma, Copenhagen, Denmark, Chef Rene Redzepi
Ubuntu Napa, California, Chef Jeremy Fox
A new take on linguine and clam sauce.
Photo courtesy of Chef George Mendes,
Aldea restaurant, New York City.