21. L'AIR DU TEMPS
Liernu, Belgium
22. SANT PAU
Sant Pol de Mar, Spain
23. DAL PESCATORE
Canneto Sull' Oglio, Italy
24. MUGARITZ
Errenteria, Spain
25. PIAZZA DUOMO
Alba, Italy
26. LA MARINE
Noirmoutier, France
27. COMBAL.ZERO
Rivoli, Italy
28. LEDOYEN
Paris, France
29. LA GRENOUILLÈRE
La Madelaine-sur-Montreuil, France
30. AUBERGE DE L'ILL
Illhausern, France

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Piazza Duomo
Alba, Italy

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Despite the fact that his restaurant is located in the white truffle capital of the world, Enrico Crippa’s cuisine is not reliant on the tuber. Rather, Crippa focuses on the lush vegetation of the region. A case in point is his signature salad, titled 21, 31, 41 because depending on the season, it contains somewhere between 21 and 41 different types of vegetables. Enrico lightly dresses the greens with some tuna dashi, then piles them into a dish one might otherwise use to serve an ice cream sundae. When you are done, you wash it down by drinking the dashi that has dripped down from the leaves into a small cup. Even the more traditional-styled dishes have a modern twist to them, like Crippa’s take on ravioli in a Bolognese sauce in which the “pasta” is made of pressed and dried tomatoes.