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Top 10 World’s Best Restaurants You Need To Eat In

Top 10 World’s Best Restaurants You Need To Eat In

Some travel to a city to visit the monuments, museums, and other tourist attractions. For others, you must travel to experience the culture and life. Wherever you end up, you must find the top restaurants to eat at. So why not coordinate your travel around the world’s best restaurants?

1. Noma, Copenhagen, Denmark

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    This two Michellin star restaurant run by chef René Redzepi focuses on reinvented Nordic cuisine and unusual local ingredients including reindeer moss and cod liver. Make a reservation because this 45-seat dockside restaurant is full every evening.

    2. El Celler de Can Roca, Girona, Spain

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      The three Roca brothers (Joan, Jordi, and Juan) have created an amazing restaurant that generally requires a reservation months in advance. It is a freestyle restaurant with a focus on the avant-garde and the traditions from generations past. With three Michelin stars, it is a must visit when you are in the Barcelona area.

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      3. Osteria Francescana, Modena, Italy

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        Chef Massimo Bottura creates both avant-garde dishes alongside the traditional Italian staples and modern classics. There is something for everyone whether you want to try a foie gras crunch or tortellini with parmesan sauce. Why choose only one category? Try all three at Osteria Francescana.

        4. Eleven Madison Park, New York, USA

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          Chef Daniel Humm, a three Michellin star and six James Beard Awards winner, brings New York’s local agriculture and mixes it with old-world culinary traditions to bring out his tasting menu at Eleven Madison Park.

          5. Dinner by Heston Blumenthal, London, UK 
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            Chef Ashley Palmer Watts brings historical British food to life at this two Michelin star restaurant where traditional food gets a new twist to enhance the experience.

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            6. Mugaritz, San Sebastián, Spain

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              Mugaritz, a two Michelin star restaurant, is a place where you can let your imagination play. The food is created with the expectation of letting your senses play and the chefs aim to break all conventional culinary norms.

              7. D.O.M, Sao Paulo, Brazil

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                D.O.M. has been ranked as one of the top restaurants in South America. Chef Alex Atala uses Brazilian ingredients to bring his dishes alive, full of creativity, zest, and color.

                8. Arzak, San Sebastian, Spain

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                  Chefs Juan Mari Arzak and Elena Arzak Espina, an unmistakable father/ daughter duo, make Arzak soar bringing in traditional elements of the Basque cuisine and reworking the mainstay dishes with their own flair. It is a must stop for both food tourists and locals in San Sebastian.

                  9. Alinea, Chicago, USA

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                    Chef and owner, Grant Achatz, takes you on a culinary tour as you have the tasting menu at Alinea. Known for the incredible food preparations and deconstruction of food, this meal will be one that you will not forget. Alinea is a three star Michelin restaurant in Chicago, and your taste buds will be jumping around with all of the flavors and sights of the “tour” tasting menu. Be sure to not plan anything else for your evening as your 23 course tasting menu will probably take four and a half hours and will be enough entertainment for the entire night.

                    10. The Ledbury, London, UK

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                      Chef Brett Graham creates modern Australian cooking and is the first two Michelin star Australian chef. His food warms the palate and focuses on local flavors and baking to bring out its dishes. Have the chef’s tasting menu or order a la carte and try some delicious Aussie inspired creations.

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                      The list continues on as these top restaurants make it difficult to choose the best with the top 50.

                       

                      11. Mirazur, Menton, France
                      12. Vendome, Bergisch Gladbach, Germany
                      13. Nahm, Bangkok, Thailand
                      14. Narisawa, Tokyo, Japan
                      15. Central, Lima, Peru
                      16. Steirereck, Vienna, Austria
                      17. Gaggan, Bangkok, Thailand
                      18. Astrid y Gastón, Lima, Peru
                      19. Fäviken Järpen, Sweden
                      20. Pujol, Mexico City, Mexico
                      21. Le Bernardin, New York, USA
                      22. Vila Joya, Albufeira, Portugal
                      23. Restaurant Frantzén, Stockholm, Sweden
                      24. Amber, Hong Kong, China
                      25. L’Arpège, Paris, France
                      26. Azuermendi, Larrabetzu, Spain
                      27. Le Chateaubriand, Paris, France
                      28. Aqua, Wolfsburg, Germany
                      29. De Libreije, Zwolle, Netherlands
                      30. Per Se, New York, USA
                      31. L’Atelier Saint-Germain de Joël Robuchon, Paris, France
                      32. Attica, Melbourne, Australia
                      33. Nihonryori RyuGin, Tokyo, Japan
                      34. Asador Etxebarri, Atxondo, Spain
                      35. Martin Beragategui, San Sebastian, Spain
                      36. Mani, Sao Paolo, Brazil
                      37. Restaurant Andrew, Singapore
                      38. L’Astrance, Paris, France
                      39. Piazza Duomo, Alba, Italy
                      40. Daniel, New York, USA
                      41. Quique Dacosta, Denia, Spain
                      42. Geranium, Copenhagen, Denmark
                      43. Schloss Schauenstein, Furstenau, Switzerland
                      44. The French Laundry, Yountville, USA
                      45. Hof Van Cleve, Kruishoutem, Belgium
                      46. Le Calandre, Rubano, Italy
                      47. The Fat Duck, Bray, UK
                      48. The Test Kitchen, Cape Town, South Africa
                      49. Coi, San Francisco, USA
                      50. Waku Ghin, Singapore

                      Featured photo credit: Ulterior Epicure via flic.kr

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                      Last Updated on May 22, 2019

                      10 Simple Morning Exercises That Will Make You Feel Great All Day

                      10 Simple Morning Exercises That Will Make You Feel Great All Day

                      There are lots of studies that show if you do some exercise in the morning, you will be in a better mood all day long. You will have more energy and you will certainly be a better colleague, friend or partner.

                      One psychologist at Duke University has researched the effects of exercise on depressed patients and he has come to the conclusion that exercise has a definite role in treating this condition and has an important role in preventing people from relapsing.[1] According to the New York Times, scientists have now established that exercise also boosts your brain power.[2]

                      In addition, there are studies from the Appalachian State University which show that blood pressure can be reduced by doing regular morning exercise.[3]

                      Here are 10 simple morning exercises that will help you feel great the whole day long. You can include some of them in your morning exercise routine or do them all at home without having to enrol in a gym. Consult your doctor before starting any form of exercise routine if you are new to this.

                      1. Cat Camel Stretch

                      Stretching exercises are useful for muscle toning and also preventing arthritis. They can either be dynamic or static.

                      Dynamic ones such as the cat camel stretch, are particularly useful for doing other exercises in the morning. They are also beneficial at other times of the day, especially after long periods of sedentary work. This one is great for spinal flexibility and is a good warm up exercise.

                      Kneel down on all fours. Start by rounding your back just like a camel so that your head will try to meet your pelvis. This is the camel position. Then lower and lift your head so that your lower back is arched. This is the cat position. Do these movements slowly and smoothly. About 4 or 5 times.

                      Here’s a video to guide you through:

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                      2. Go for a Walk or a Run

                      This is better done outside so that you can connect with nature but running inside on a treadmill is almost as good. You can time yourself and increase length and time according to your fitness program.

                      Always have new goals to reach. Start with brisk walking and work up to running. At my age, I am still walking!

                      The health benefits are considerable. You can build stronger bones and you can help to maintain your weight.

                      Also, you are helping your heart to stay healthy and keeping your blood pressure low.

                      Learn more about the benefits of running here: 8 Benefits of Running 5 Minutes Every Day You Didn’t Know

                      3. Jumping Jacks

                      Michelle Obama is a great fan of this exercise and has become “Jumper in Chief.”[4] They are great for cardiovascular health and also for toning muscles especially the calves and the deltoids.

                      Stand with feet together. Jump while spreading your arms and legs. Return to first position and keep going! You can start with doing these for 1 minute and then gradually build up to the number you are comfortable with. Here’s how:

                      4. Abductor Side Lifts

                      Watch the video below to see how to do this exercise. These muscles are important because you use them everyday to run, get into the car or onto and off a bicycle. They are very important also for your core stability and prevent the pelvis from tilting.[5]

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                      Do about 10 to 15 raises for each side like this:

                      5. Balancing Table Pose

                      This is a classic yoga pose. It benefits the spine, balance, memory and concentration.

                      Start with the table pose (hands and knees). Breathe in before starting each movement. As you exhale, raise your left leg parallel to the floor as you raise the right arm, also parallel to the floor. Breathe in as you lower arm and leg. Repeat for the other side. 10 repetitions on each side is a good starting point.

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                        6. Leg Squats

                        Not just legs are involved but also hips and knees.

                        Stand with your feet a bit further out from your hips. Arms are out in front of you. Then lower yourself as if you wanted to sit down until you reach a 90 degree angle. You can go down further if you want to. Then return to the starting position. Repeat 15 times for 2 sets for beginners.

                        The benefits are that these exercises help with knee stability and can benefit the leg muscles such as quadriceps, hamstrings and calves.[6]

                        7. Push Ups

                        You start lying down (face down) but with your body held up at arm’s length. Your hands should be in line with your shoulders. Breathe in as you lower your body. That is fairly easy. Now, as you exhale, you have to get back up to the starting position.

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                        An easier version to start with is to bend your legs at the knees so you do not have to lift your whole body.

                        Beginners may take up to a month to be able to do 100 push ups so you will have to start with a very small number and gradually increase it.

                        This exercise is great for strengthening the chest, shoulders and the triceps. It is a great strengthening exercise for many muscle groups. In fact, most muscles from the toes to the shoulders are being used.

                        8. Bicycle Crunches

                        There are numerous crunch exercises targeting the abs. The bicycle crunch is a variation where you work more muscle groups. Aim for 15 to 20 reps to start off with.

                        Watch the video to see how this is done correctly:

                        9. Lunges

                        Stand with feet shoulder width apart. Place your hand on your hips. Take one giant step forward with the right leg. Make sure the knee does not go too far forward, that is, past your toes. The left knee will go down to almost floor level. Alternate the legs as you go on.

                        Try to do a set of between 8 and 12 reps for each leg. It is important to allow for a day of rest, so this exercise should be done on alternate days, especially if you are using weights.

                        This exercise is great for strengthening and toning the quadriceps, glutes and hamstrings.

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                        10. Bicep Curls

                        You can do this sitting down so if you spend a lot of time on the phone, this is a great exercise to do.

                        Choose suitable dumbbells or another household object that you can easily hold. Sit down with the dumbbell in your hand. You need to sit forward a bit so that your triceps can lean on your thigh to give you support.

                        Then bring the weighted arm up to shoulder length and then down again. Exhale as you lift the weight and inhale as you lower it.

                        Here’re some important notes before you start doing this exercise:

                        Try to do one or two sets of about ten repetitions for each arm and then switch arms.

                        These exercises are really useful for toning the arm muscles.[7] In addition, they can strengthen and tone the brachioradialis muscle located in the forearm. These are the muscles we use to pick up things when we flex the arm at the elbow so we use these muscles countless times a day.

                        You may have to build in a rest day for the heavier exercises, numbers 6–10. On the rest days, you can do gentler stretching exercises and also some walking or running.

                        Morning exercise is not only a great mood booster, but will help you keep your weight down and also sleep better![8] Start including one or some of these exercises in your morning routine!

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