Jonathan Gold looks over the 2018 World's 50 Best Restaurants list and names some notable omissions

The World's 50 Best list has come out, with Massimo Bottura repeating as No. 1. Our restaurant critic weighs in on Bottura's Osteria Francescana and other restaurants — and wonders why Atelier Crenn isn't there.
Jonathan Gold • Los Angeles Times • June 21, 2018
If you’d been with me at Osteria Francescana in Modena, Italy, last spring, you would have tasted sardines that turned out to be mysteriously crisp fish sandwiches, an eel flanked by the things it might have swum past in the Po River, and an...
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