Manresa and The French Laundry Both Crack Pellegrino’s Top 50

Manresa in Los Gatos.
Manresa in Los Gatos. Photo: Grub Street

Just to clarify, regarding today’s post out of New York about the release of San Pellegrino’s Top 50 Best Restaurants in the World, two Bay Area restaurants got a promotion over last year. Both The French Laundry and Manresa had fallen below the 50 mark on the list in 2011, and this year they rank at numbers 43 and 48 respectively, meaning they have risen in the eyes of the international gourmandes (and sparkling-water executives) who create this list. Both restuarnats had previously made the top 50, but Manresa not since 2006. Also, Daniel Patterson’s Coi gets a bump as well, up seventeen positions over last year to hit number 58. Congrats to all. May more European and Asian tourists come a-calling. [The World’s 50 Best]