Eating Out, Travel

2018’s Top Restaurant Meals

#3 – Atelier Crenn, San Francisco, USA

Three years after my first experience at Atelier Crenn, my return visit reflected their evolution from good to great. The consistent dreamy presentation was done justice by new standout flavors. The team received their third Michelin Star this year – congrats! Atelier Crenn – A Poetic, Modern French Experience in SF

Atelier Crenn - kitchen staff
With Chef Crenn and the amazing kitchen team!

#2 – Epicure, Paris, France

The Epicure team broke all stereotypes of stuffy Parisians and instead delivered the best service I’ve experienced at a fine dining establishment with bonus comedic flare. The weather allowed for dining in their lovely outdoor garden, making the experience more magical. A Dreamy Garden Dinner at Epicure Le Bristol

Epicure - Celebrating our wedding anniversary
Celebrating our wedding anniversary

#1 – Tickets, Barcelona, Spain

The quality to price ratio at Tickets Tapas Bar was unbelievable. For 100 euros, I had an incredible meal with some of my favorite bites of the year. The desserts managed to even outdo the savory courses, and the Tickets cheesecake took the crown as my favorite dessert to date. Accessible Fine Dining at Tickets Tapas Bar

Tickets - In the magical dessert room
In the magical dessert room

Honorable Mentions:

Disfrutar, Barcelona, Spain

In any other year, my meal at Disfrutar would have made my top three. I loved the friendly service, the table-side presentation, and the variety in the menu. The Disfrutar Especial Tasting Menu

Disfrutar - Cocoa and mint cotton
Cocoa and mint cotton

Engima, Barcelona, Spain

While the 40+ courses was probably overreaching, the futuristic setting and wonderful chef’s table interactions made this one very memorable meal. The Futuristic Menu at Enigma Concept

Enigma Concept - With Chef Oliver Peña
With Executive Chef Oliver Peña

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