Travel Picks: Top 9 restaurant openings of 2009
SYDNEY (Reuters Life!) - Despite the world's economic woes, a menu of top-class chefs are pushing ahead with plans to open new restaurants this year.
Men's website AskMen.com has come up with a list of nine of the hottest new restaurant openings this year. Reuters has not endorsed this list:
1. The Savoy Grill, Gordon Ramsay, London
When the Savoy Hotel reopens after a 100 million pound ($144 million) restoration, it will feature a new Savoy Grill run under the watchful eye of Gordon Ramsay.
2. Bouchon, Thomas Keller, Los Angeles
The American chef with three Michelin stars will open a new house -- Bouchon -- in the Beverly Hills Garden Building in late 2009.This will be a casual-dining house that features the best of Keller's creations.
3. BLT Steak, Laurent Tourondel, Charlotte
The Ritz-Carlton chose Bistro Laurent Tourondel -- known as BLT Steak to its friends -- to fit the bill in the new Bank of America Center. Tourondel is known across the world for his approach to fine dining: it's more casual than most, but he never compromises on the best ingredients.
4. Quattro Gastronomia Italiana, Nicola and Fabrizio Carro, New York Continued...