For the fourth year in a row Spain's famed El Bulli restaurant has nabbed the top spot on S.Pellegrino World's Best Restaurants list. S. Pellegrino works with Restaurants magazine to poll over 800 of the world's most important chefs, critics and industry insiders.
Chef Ferran Adrià has once again beaten out the very stiff competition for his work at El Bulli restaurant located in Catalonia, Spain. Two other Spanish restaurants, El Celler de Can Roca and Arzak rounded out the top 10. Spain can now claim more top-notch, world class restaurants than any other country! Accepting the prestigious award, Adrià acknowledged that it had been "a very important night for Spain."
Adrià also tipped his hat to second place finisher, Heston Blumenthal, head chef of Britain's The Fat Duck restaurant which was forced to close down for a short period last year due to a health scare, saying, "I dedicate this prize to Heston Blumenthal. He has shown me what honesty means in this business. This prize is for you."