Well, according to the list of the “50 best restaurants in the world” in 2019 by The World’s 50 Best, the one to get the first place is the French restaurant of Mauro Colagreco : the “Mirazur” located in Menton in the Maritimes Alpes.
Despite France’s reputation for luxury this is the first time that a French restaurant has won the title since the creation of this ranking established by the British magazine specialized “Restaurant” which is the most popular of the world gastronomy.
Native of La Plata in Argentina, when Mauro Colagreco arrived in France in 2001 he was trained by the best chefs such as: Bernard Loiseau in Bourgogne, Alain Passard at L’Arpège in Paris and finally Alain Ducasse at the famous Plaza Athenee.
But what’s so special about it?
A free, creative and respectful cuisine
Beyond being located in an idyllic setting between sea, land and mountains, and offering fresh, healthy and respectful dish, the superb restaurant offers an “incredible experience” with creations that renew every day. The chef is “Inspired by the sea, the mountain and the fruits and vegetables grown in his own gardens, Mauro invents clean, pictorial, colorful plates that play on bold textures and combinations.” The 2019 Michelin Guide describes the cuisine of chef as a “unique and daily anthem with aromatic plants, flowers, vegetables from his vegetable garden, citrus fruits, his inspiration does the rest, and allows him to transcend the seasons and the region”.
The best dish of the chef ?
Beet is in the spotlight! A beetroot that he grows in his vegetable garden after two seasons in the ground, cooked in a crust of salt, that he emerges in carpaccio and covers with caviar. Finally, to break luxury codes it serves bread as a dish in its own right.
The price ? From 160 euros up to 260 euros without wines.