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Top 10 Dining Experiences in the World

There are many lists of the world’s top dining experiences, although possibly the most esteemed is that of S. Pellegrino whose poll of acclaimed chefs and renowned food critics rate the world’s best 50 restaurants every year. We aren’t claiming to better S.Pellegrino by any means, but our collection of 10 restaurants includes some little known gems that are special for varying reasons be that their location on a ferris wheel, a restaurant that moves location, has a charity arm or features the world’s smallest waiters.

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Noma, Copenhagen, Denmark

Noma serves food from the Nordic region only and Chef René Redzepi’s use of local wildflowers, herbs, animals and root vegetables has seen his restaurant jump from 33 five years ago to third in the world in 2009 and now to the top. He admits cold and icy Denmark is not the type of place people have traditionally gone to eat, but now people are flying in just to eat Noma’s "vintage potato and whey," and "lovage and prästost” (a Swedish cheese). If you can create haute cuisine in Denmark, you can do it anywhere.

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