This Restaurant on the French Riviera Was Just Named the Best in the World
Helmed by chef Mauro Colagreco, an Argentinian native, Mirazur climbed from the No. 3 spot last year to the top of The World’s 50 Best Restaurants list for 2019.
According to The World’s 50 Best Restaurants, “Unrivaled views of the French Riviera, three levels of cascading vegetable gardens churning out the sweetest produce and a team of outrageously talented cooks and front-of-house staff combine to make Mirazur the ultimate restaurant experience.”
Located in Menton, France, near the Italian border, this Mediterranean restaurant focuses on serving “ultra fresh” food made with products and produce sourced locally. According to the menu, “the cuisine evolves freely according to the available products and the Chef’s inspiration.”
Guests at Mirazur can order from a set menu ranging from 160€ to 260€ (about $180 to $300). The Mirazur Universe, the more expensive of the sets served at both lunch and dinner, is “the experience of a sensory trip, without borders, to meet the vegetable, terrestrial and marine essences of our universe,” according to the menu.
Colagreco, the owner and chef, began cooking in france in his 20s, eventually working with renowned chefs Bernard Loiseau, Alain Passard, and Alain Ducasse. According to The New York Times, Colagreco has also earned three Michelin stars. Besides Mirazur, the chef’s other ventures include Grand Coeur in Paris, Carne restaurants around Argentina, Grill 58 in Macau, and more.
For the 2019 list, reports The New York Times, the rules were changed to exclude any restaurant that previously claimed the No. 1 spot from the entirety of the list. This decision meant that past winners — like New York’s Eleven Madison Park — couldn’t continually hold the top honor. Copenhagen’s Noma, which topped the list in 2010, 2011, 2012, and 2014, was included on the list at the No. 2 spot because it was “redesigned, reconceived and reopened,” according to the The New York Times.
Mirazur is open Wednesday to Sunday and reservations can be made online. But good luck getting a seat at this coveted establishment; as of right now there are no tables for two available until next year.