Foodie Top 100 Restaurants Of The World And Top Restaurants Europe, UK And Asia




Alain Ducasse at the Dorchester, Waterside Inn, The Fat Duck and Le Manoir aux Quat'Saisons among the world's best restaurants as selected by foodie's editors and top food critics, including Charles Campion, Patricia Wells, Gael Greene, Masuhiro Yamamoto and Ruth Reichl.

Glam Media, Inc. (www.GlamMedia.com) the leading vertical social  media company and #1 in online global reach in lifestyle and the creator of Foodie.com, revealed the inaugural Foodie Top 100 Restaurants of the World and Top Restaurants Europe, UK and Asia lists showcasing the most exceptional restaurants
from France and around the globe, and announced its first print guidebook will be available this fall, distributed by Chronicle Books, with in-depth restaurant profiles, stunning photography, must-order dishes and critics' insider tips.

Foodie Top 100 Restaurants guide winners are the most exceptional restaurants from around the world, including UK  restaurants Alain Ducasse at the Dorchester, Waterside Inn, The Fat Duck and Le Manoir aux Quat'Saisons.

The full list of  global winners is included below, and also available to explore at www.foodie.com/foodie100

The Foodie Top 100 Restaurants were carefully selected by food critics: Patricia Wells (France), Gael Greene (USA),  Masuhiro Yamamoto (Japan), Ruth Reichl (USA), Jonathan Gold (USA), Bruno Verjus (France), Alexander Lobrano (France),  Charles Campion (United Kingdom), Vir Sanghvi (India), Aun Koh(Singapore/China) Susumu Ohta (Japan), Kundo Koyama  (Japan), Glam Media's Samir Arora (Publisher & Editor), Yuki Yamamura (Japan), with Erika Lenkert (Managing Executive  Editor). Foodie's goal was to select only the most knowledgeable and respected food critics, and create a small, transparent panel of judges.

Each critic nominated restaurants from their region, as well as their favourites from other  corners of the world. Critics and editors were required to have visited their nominations recently, pay for their meals, and
no one could nominate a restaurant they are professionally tied to in any way.

"Given the calibre of nominating critics, I was excited to see the final list and am not surprised to discover a diverse, well- curated selection as a result," said UK food critic, Charles Campion.

The Foodie Top 100 Restaurants spotlights restaurants that provide an exemplary dining experience as determined by  Foodie's editors and food critics. Restaurants are nominated based on whether their food is exceptional first, and whether  the décor, service, and drinks program complement the dining experience within the context of the food.

This format  paves the way for recognition of superb restaurants that may not fit into the narrower, more traditional definition of "world  class" or star ratings.

"We are thrilled to release The Foodie Top 100 Restaurants list and our first print guidebook as the ultimate references for  all foodies, carefully selected by the world's most knowledgeable food critics along with our Foodie editors," said Samir  Arora, Glam Media Chairman and CEO. "Our nomination criteria is 'food first,' with the goal to make the Foodie Top 100  Restaurants the definitive standard for recognizing the best dining experiences in the world."

Today, Glam Media is also launching Top Restaurants France, Top Restaurants Japan and Top Restaurants US lists (see links  below). Unique to these lists is recognition of the world's top ten general managers and maître d's, as well as the list of the  world's top ten sommeliers. Foodie Top 100 Restaurants provides the ultimate answers to questions such as "where is a  great sushi restaurant in Tokyo or New York?" by offering recommendations from the experts who actually know about  sushi.

The print edition of the Foodie Top 100 Restaurants Worldwide will be available this summer. Food lovers can visit www.foodie.com/foodie100 to explore all of the award-winning restaurants and join the conversation with foodies worldwide on all things food.

Glam Media launched its Foodie vertical in February 2012, and in the short time since then has become #2 among all food  publishers online, reaching 19.7 million unique users a month (as measured by comScore, Feb. 2013). With the Top 100  Guides, Glam Media is bringing social discovery of the best-curated content on recipes and restaurants online with Foodie.com and on the Foodie iPad app https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/foodie-recipes/id575737456?ls=1.

Foodie Top Restaurants Links:

For more information contact: LaneB@Glam.com (US) or CharlotteJ@Glam.com (UK)

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