In this doorstop of a tome, Where Chefs Eat: A Guide to Chefs’ Favorite Restaurants, there are more than 4,500 places to eat with more than 650 chefs from across the globe weighing in. Canada has a chapter, but we want to know the spots worth leaving home for.
Start your gastro-tour bucket list with some of my favourite chefs – and their favourites. Swiss-born Daniel Humm’s Eleven Madison Park in New York City – but for French cuisine, Humm picks Alléno Paris au Pavillon Ledoyen in the City of Light’s 8th Arrondissement.
For a late-night nosh, Golden Century in Sydney, Australia, scores among more than a dozen chefs, including Momofuku Noodle Bar’s David Chang (but don’t miss his fare in Toronto and New York).
And we all like to eat well on the cheap. Tom Aikens, the Robuchontrained wiz of Tom’s Kitchen in London, England, and now Istanbul, and Yotam Ottolenghi, the Londonbased Israeli super chef, both head to Bao in London’s Soho neighbourhood. “This is fast food, but not as the term would suggest,” says Ottolenghi in Where Chefs Eat. “The buns are what pull people in, but it’s the sides I go back for – the aubergine mapo is incredible.”