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julia90
06-02-12, 19:44
2011 best European Enogastronomic cities, Tripadvisor list based on its memebers choices

Italy is omnipresent, but there are many surprises

1FLORENCE, Tuscany, Italy
Peasant kind of cusine...
Simple ingredients, extra virgin oil, fava beans, pecorino cheese, wild game.
Tuscan wines are very famous and excellent.. Chianti, Vino Nobile di Montepulciano, Vin Santo dessert wine.
http://static.tuttogratis.it/viaggi/fotogallery/600X353/62983/firenze.jpg


2 PARIS, France
It hosts many of the world's finest restaurants.
You don't have to go to expensive restaurants to have an excellent meal.. and prepare yourselfe for excellent wines..
http://static.tuttogratis.it/viaggi/fotogallery/600X453/62985/parigi.jpg

3 ROME, Italy
Traditional Roman cusine is an hearty stuff..
Filetti di Baccalà, Pasta Cacio e Pepe, Pasta Carbonara, Carciofi alla Giudia, Coda alla Vaccinara, Abbacchio
http://static.tuttogratis.it/viaggi/fotogallery/600X400/62987/roma.jpg

4 SORRENTO, Campania, Italy
The sourranding panorama will steal your breath when eating you will look at Amalfi Coast, let the mediterranean atmosphere and cusine enters you..!
This streap of land is famous for Lemons, they grow big and particularly tasty.. with this earth blessing lemons they do the famous liqueur Limoncello
http://static.tuttogratis.it/viaggi/fotogallery/600X449/62989/sorrento.jpg

5 YORK, England, United Kingdom
There's more than the famous Yorkshire Pudding... traditional tea rooms, pubs... infact there are many restaurants that serve excellent cusine from all around the world (Thai, Indian, Pakistani, Chinese, Italian etc..)
Local beer it's excellent!.. Ginger beer was invented here
http://static.tuttogratis.it/viaggi/fotogallery/600X449/62991/york-in-inghilterra.jpg

6 SIENA, Tuscany, Italy
Paesant kind of cusine, is the tuscan one.
Try Pici (kind of spaghetti) and Panforte (traditional christams cake available all year round).
The Chianti land is in Siena's countryside...
http://static.tuttogratis.it/viaggi/fotogallery/600X397/62993/siena.jpg

7 BOLOGNA, Emilia-Romagna, Italy
The cousine of this Region is very generous and hearty..
This Region is also the homeland of Tortellini, Tagliatelle, Mortadella
http://static.tuttogratis.it/viaggi/fotogallery/600X400/62995/bologna.jpg

8 SAN SEBASTIAN, Donostia, Spain
Tapas, tapas, tapas...
Local Ham and seafood are excellent
Try also the Molecular Gastronomy, this city is famous for sperimenting on it
http://static.tuttogratis.it/viaggi/fotogallery/500X454/62997/san-sebastian-in-spagna.jpg

9 BARCELONA, Catalunia, Spain
Traditional Catalan Cusine: Zarzuela, Fideua; Cava wine...
http://static.tuttogratis.it/viaggi/fotogallery/600X626/62999/barcellona.jpg

10 EDINBURGH, Scotland, United Kingdom
Traditional Scottish Cusine.. Haggis; but also Indian, Thai or a fusion of local cusine with ethnic cusine..!
http://static.tuttogratis.it/viaggi/fotogallery/512X512/63001/edimburgo-in-scozia.jpg

sparkey
06-02-12, 20:30
No surprise that Italy dominates, considering their gastronomic traditions.

Is anywhere in Switzerland recommended? How's Bern?

Maciamo
07-02-12, 17:25
I have rather surprised by the ranking. I have been personally disappointed by restaurants in Italy. There are some very good restaurants, but one has to find them. The average quality is lower than what I have been used to in Belgium. Besides, restaurants in Italy are quite expensive quality-wise and not generous on portion sizes.

It's also hard to take seriously that a ranking that has York in the 5th place, but doesn't list London, Brussels, Lyon or Bordeaux in the top 10. London is the most starred city in Europe after Paris and has the greatest diversity of food anywhere in Europe. Within Italy it is generally accepted that cities like Modena, Bergamo or Milan are among the best places to eat.

If we count the number of Michelin stars per capita (http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/08/16/best-restaurant-cities_n_928196.html#s433001&title=1_Kyoto_Japan), the ranking for Europe is :

1) San Sebastian
2) Bergamo
3) Bergisch Gladbach
4) Bruges
5) Lyon
6) Salzburg
7) Bordeaux
8) Paris
9) Marbella
10) Basel
11) Clermont-Ferrand
12) Namur
13) Modena
14) Reims
15) Dijon


EDIT : Actually the Huffington Post mistook since it is Luxembourg that should be on top, with 16 stars for 100,000 inhabitants, more than anywhere else in the world and over twice the per capita ratio of San Sebastian.

Brussels lost many stars in the last few years due to the top three chefs all retiring. Yet, the Greater Brussels still has 18 starred restaurants and 21 stars in total for a bit more than 1 million inhabitants.

Mzungu mchagga
07-02-12, 17:31
3) Bergisch Gladbach

??? :petrified: :petrified: :petrified:

Maciamo
07-02-12, 17:35
Is anywhere in Switzerland recommended? How's Bern?

In general, wherever there is money there are good restaurants because chefs decide to set up shop there. That's why Switzerland, Luxembourg and London, which traditional cuisine isn't necessarily top-notch, all have an abundance of exceptional restaurants. For example, there are 13 starred restaurants around Luxembourg City for 100,000 inhabitants, including a 3 stars and a 2 stars. In comparison, the Greater Glasgow (2.5 million inhabitants) only has two 1-star restaurants, while Birmingham (2.3 million inhabitants) has three 1 stars.

Even Madrid (3.5 million inhabitants) only has 9 starred restaurants and no 3 stars.

julia90
07-02-12, 19:14
I have rather surprised by the ranking. I have been personally disappointed by restaurants in Italy. There are some very good restaurants, but one has to find them. The average quality is lower than what I have been used to in Belgium. Besides, restaurants in Italy are quite expensive quality-wise and not generous on portion sizes.

well, i think to find good food in italy you have to spend at least 20-25 euro, with home wine, not with bottled wine, but the best restaurants and more economic are those in non turistic areas, in the periphery, hinterland of cities.

if you want to spend very few money.. pizza plus an enthry is about 13-15 euros

seafood, like an enthry of seafood plus a first or second plate of seafood is 25>, 30>

julia90
07-02-12, 19:15
No surprise that Italy dominates, considering their gastronomic traditions.

Is anywhere in Switzerland recommended? How's Bern?

switzerland wasn't included in the top 10 choices of tripadvisor

Maciamo
08-02-12, 14:39
well, i think to find good food in italy you have to spend at least 20-25 euro, with home wine, not with bottled wine, but the best restaurants and more economic are those in non turistic areas, in the periphery, hinterland of cities.

if you want to spend very few money.. pizza plus an enthry is about 13-15 euros

seafood, like an enthry of seafood plus a first or second plate of seafood is 25>, 30>

I have been to places where I was disappointed even for 30€ without wine. This never happens in Belgium.

Taranis
08-02-12, 14:39
??? :petrified: :petrified: :petrified:

Yeah, why Bergisch Gladbach, of all towns in Germany???

sparkey
08-02-12, 17:16
Yeah, why Bergisch Gladbach, of all towns in Germany???

Via the Huffington Post (http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/08/16/best-restaurant-cities_n_928196.html#s432997&title=5_Bergisch_Gladbach):


Bergisch what?! Of all the cities on this list, this is the most mysterious -- but the relatively small city in western Germany supports not one, but two, three-starred restaurants.

Population: 105,723
Michelin Stars: 6
Stars Per 100,000 Residents: 5.7

Pictured: A dish at three-star Gourmetrestaurant Lerbach that looks almost too beautiful to eat.

bicicleur
22-06-18, 12:43
tomorow I go to the Dordogne
I'll be eating lots of ducks, my favorite meat

Coriolan
08-02-19, 19:15
Yeah, why Bergisch Gladbach, of all towns in Germany???Bergisch Gladbach is a wealthy suburb of Cologne. That's why it has expensive restaurants. I think it's misleading to count it separately from Cologne just for administrative reasons when it's clearly part of the conurbation.

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25-07-19, 13:56
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