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.”

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