Diners Club Global Selection Honors 8 U.S. Restaurants

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Photos (clockwise from left): Quince, Dylan + Jeni, Eric Roth

The Diners Club® World’s 50 Best Restaurants Academy—Global Selection takes us on a gastronomic trip each month to a different region in the world. In partnership with The World’s 50 Best Restaurants, we shine a spotlight on destination restaurants, highlighting their standout dishes and the chefs who created them.

The latest Global Selection, released in November, focuses on the East and West Coasts of the United States. Let’s take a closer look at the Academy’s choices:

Altura_AlbacoreVentresca_GlobalSelection Altura (Seattle) features a 10-15 course tasting menu that expresses the chef’s love of local ingredients and modern Italian cooking through boldly flavored dishes like this Albacore tuna crudo with salsa verde, shaved fennel, capers, anchovies and lemon. Photo: Altura

atera uni shrimp noodles Atera (New York) combines foraged ingredients with cutting edge, molecular techniques, serving diners their 22-course tasting on everything from planks of wood to bales of hay. Pictured: Uni (sea urchin) with shrimp noodles, squash and nasturtium. Photo: Evan Sung
clio maine fluke Clio (Boston) mixes modern French and Asian influences using a diverse range of ingredients to create dishes like this butter-poached Maine fluke with black lime, umeboshi (pickled Japanese plums), fava beans and shiso relish. Photo: Eric Roth
nomad nyc roast chicken NoMad (New York), where the rock-and-roll attitude of the Rolling Stones is said to be an inspiration, produces dishes such as roast chicken with foie gras, black truffle and brioche. Photo: Daniel Krieger
state bird provisions ice cream sandwich State Bird Provisions (San Francisco) offers an inventive menu that serves “provisions”—petite but perfectly formed dishes—such as these lemon curd, cardamom meringue and cashew ice cream sandwiches. Photo: Dylan + Jeni
torrisi nyc Torrisi Italian Specialties (New York) offers modern interpretations of Italian-American classics that also reference New York City’s melting pot of different food cultures. Pictured: Buckwheat caviar knishes. Photo: Torrisi Italian Specialties
trois mec carolina rice Trois Mec (Los Angeles) captures the theatrics of Hollywood—the restaurant releases “tickets” (reservations) every other Friday at 8AM—while serving internationally-influenced French cuisine such as Carolina gold rice pudding with brown butter and emulsified egg yolk. Photo: Trois Mec
quince san francisco octopus Quince (San Francisco) showcases Californian ingredients in modern Italian and French dishes, such as octopus with blood orange. Photo: Quince

How Are the Restaurants Selected?

The Global Selection is made from the votes of The Diners Club World’s 50 Best Restaurant Academy each year. The Academy comprises some of the world’s leading industry experts who come together in consultation with Restaurant magazine to highlight the best restaurants around the world.

Please click through to the November Global Selection to learn more about these remarkable restaurants, the chefs creating the magic and their standout dishes!

Next month: Stay tuned for global selections from Australia and Southeast Asia.