Looking for a molecular gastronomy restaurant or molecular mixology bar near you? Always wanted to experience the creations of molecular gastronomy chefs Grant Achatz, Heston Blumenthal, Ferran Adria or Homaro Cantu? Here is a comprehensive list of restaurants and bars where you can experience molecular gastronomy at its best.
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If you still haven’t enjoyed this delicate treat…you simply cannot miss the stunningly shocking molecular cuisine that truly satisfies the palate of the most demanding guests searching for a new dining experience! Over these pages you will be able to find fine restaurants and bars in the United States, Europe and around the world to experience molecular gastronomy.
Alinea, The Fat Duck, Noma, El Celler de Can Roca, Mugaritz may be considered the best but there are other molecular gastronomy restaurants and molecular mixology options out there and one may be near you!
We also tell you the degree of molecular cooking in each establishment and menu. We call it Molecular Meter and it can be set at low, medium or high. High is reserved for restaurants with a complete molecular cuisine tasting menu. Medium is for those that have several molecular dishes on its menu and low is for those restaurants or bars that just apply a few molecular techniques here and there.
Make your pick and get ready! You are about to experience the most hedonic feelings, high voltage pleasure and extravaganza. Molecular gastronomy always results in an unforgettable and surprising experience because molecular cuisine is not simple cooking...This highly original cuisine is a new cooking style whereby chefs explore innovative culinary options which embrace sensory and food science and technology.
This bold kitchen venture creatively breaks up traditional dishes and ingredients implementing highly technical “lab know-how” and expertise. It borrows tools from the science lab and ingredients from the food industry to combine molecularly matching ingredients that give way to perfectly balanced dishes that offer innovative tastes, flavors, textures, aromas, shapes and colors…
So get ready! Molecular gastronomy welcomes slowing down, choosing among the best molecular chefs throughout the world, making reservations with plenty of time, and getting soul and palate ready for sheer exquisiteness!
Learn more about the experience at Aramburu here Chef: Gonzalo Aramburu Molecular Meter: high Award: Premio Tendencias Gastronómicas 2010, Revelation Chef of the year. Address: Salta 1050 – C1074AAV – Ciudad Autónoma de Buenos Aires Reservations: 005411 4305 0439 Webpage: www.arambururesto.com.ar
Learn more about the menu at La Vineria de Gualterio Bolivar here Chef: Alejandro Digilio Molecular Meter: high Award: Premio Tendencias Gastrnómicas 2010, Best Restaurant Service Address: Bolivar 865 San Telmo – Bs.As – Argentina Reservations: (0054 11) 43 61 47 09 / from abroad (0054 11) 31 29 14 41 email@example.com Webpage: www.lavineriadegualteriobolivar.com
If you need proof of Chef Grant King’s creativity and playful side, check out his Game of Thrones feast that he’s hosted twice as the seasons of HBO’s hit series premiered on DVD. The 5- course themed menu sells out almost instantly and is just one more sign of the incredible dining experience you can [...]
Known as one of the most influential restaurants in Australia, The Bentley offers a unique combination of innovative food and eclectic wines that you won’t find anywhere else. Chef Brent Savage and Sommelier Nick Hildebrandt work closely together with new partner Glen Goodwin (a respected manager and sommelier in his own right) to bring you [...]
Quiet, contemporary and just a little bit quirky, Apriori is hidden in the lush countryside between Aalst and Grammont. The interior is decorated fashionably in muted shades of gray but the kitchen is transparent; a reflection of Chef Coppens’ cooking style. He and his wife create innovative dishes that are presented in a tasteful manner [...]
Understated restaurant in converted harbourside warehouse, with just 12 tables but over 65 staff. Chef Rene Redzepi, who previously worked at el Bulli and The French Laundry restaurants, uses quality Nordic ingredients to produce unique, beautifully crafted dishes and offers a professional but relaxed service. Chef: René Redzepi, recently listed in TIMES 100 most influential [...]
The rustic exterior and contemporary interior of Amador are reflective of the traditional German cuisine with surprising and inspiring twists of modern cooking that you’ll find on the menu. Chef Juan Amador lends a bit of his Spanish heritage to his dishes in order to give you the creative, delicious dining experience that you expect [...]
At Maremoto, the world-class restaurant offering Italian and Szechuan-oriented Metaphoric Cusine in Berlin, they want you to forget that your parents told you not to play with your food. As a matter of fact, they create each dish just to delight you and make you laugh, reflect and enjoy. They offer a “full-sensory experience” that [...]
Chef Massimo Bottura offers contemporary cuisine in an elegant but informal eleven table restaurant infused with art and design. Deconstructed dishes and inspiration from modern art is a recurring theme at Osteria Francescana. Chef: Massimo Bottura Molecular Meter: high, three tasting menus and a la carte are available. Awards: Three Michelin Stars. Listed 5th on The World’s 50 Best [...]
Amazing molecular gastronomy dishes with Australian and Swedish influence by extremely talented, charming, warm and inspiring Chef Michael Elfwing. Learn more about the experience at Senses here Chef: Michael Elfwing had a culinary training experience at world famous Fat Duck 3-Michelin star restaurant by molecular gastronomy chef Heston Blumenthal in London. Molecular Meter: medium Awards: Senses has [...]
Just a head’s up – if you want to experience Sergio Herman’s traditional yet modern seafood-based menu at Oud Sluis, you’ll need to make a reservation several months in advance because it’s that good! Though quite pricey, you’re paying for quality. He uses only locally-sourced foods and is proud to work with only the highest-quality [...]
From his whimsical inverted martini to his delicious pastas and modern translations of ancient Portuguese stews, Chef Avillez wants to take you on an emotional journey with every one of his dishes. Belcanto has a relaxed, unsophisticated atmosphere that encourages you to try new things and experience your food on a different level. During the [...]
Chef Ryan Clift, with over 20 years of experience and having worked with some of the world’s best chefs, delights diners at his Tippling Club restaurant in Singapore with a modernist cuisine degustation menu that uniquely pairs cocktails to each dish. Learn more about the experience at Tippling Club here Chef: Ryan Clift creativity and technique [...]
In a century old building, Juan Mari and Elena Arzak (father and daughter) apply incredible modernist techniques to traditional basque cuisine. New flavors, textures and a complete multisensory experience surprises diners. You’ll even be served some dishes over computer screens. But Arzak has a relaxed atmosphere and both chefs treat you as part of their [...]
A true spirit of contradiction gives name to its molecular cuisine: avant-garde based on tradition. Chef Dani Garcia sees memory as one of the most important aspects of his innovative cuisine. Calima’s exclusive location offers an astonishing view of the Mediterranean beachfront from its terrace. Also the glass wall separating the kitchen enables to observe [...]
Beautiful restaurant serving modern versions of traditional Catalan cuisine. Chef: Nandu Jubany Molecular Meter: high Awards: Restaurant of the Year 2010, by the Academia Catalana de Gastronomía Address: C 25, Calldetenes 08506 Reservations: +34 938 891 023 Website: www.canjubany.com Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
An exclusive gastronomic temple serving most creative cuisine based on seasonal, native, ecological and own production goods that aim at dignifying everyday cooking obtaining unsuspected results. Chef: Artur Martinez Molecular Meter: high, tasting menu. Awards: Winner of the 13th Catalunya’s Young Cooks Contest at age 22; was named Cook of the Year 2009 by Gerona’s [...]
The offer includes an excellent Tasting Menu, a Surprise Menu, and a Seasonal Menu. Incredible setting, very creative dishes, great variety of molecular gastronomy techniques and both savory and sweet dishes are outstanding. Learn more about El Celler de Can Roca here Chef: Joan Roca (cuisine) – Jordi Roca (desserts) – Joseph Roca (dining room) Molecular [...]
The menu comprises 12 neatly presented dishes with multiple modernist techniques but Berasategui stays true to his roots: he uses very little non-regional produce and all his plates reference traditional dishes. Chef: Martin Berasategui has acquired 7 Michelin Stars. Molecular Meter: high, 12 course tasting menu Awards: Three Michelin Stars Address: Loidi Kalea, 4 – [...]
Innovation, investigation and illusion are the ingredients of this Mediterranean molecular gastronomy restaurant inspired by the sea at the small fishing village of Llanca, in Costa Brava. Chef: Paco Pérez Molecular Meter: high, 9 course Tasting Menu and much more. Awards: Apart from several acknowledgements, Miramar exhibits a 2 Michelin Star award, and the other [...]
Mugaritz has long been considered one of Spain’s most influential restaurants, and Andoni Aduriz one of its most talented and creative chefs. Mugaritz was recently voted number three in the S. Pellegrino World’s 50 Best Restaurant Awards. Aduriz has been called a “genius” by Food and Wine Magazine, and “a cult figure among Europe’s young avant-garde [...]
On the beautiful coast near Valencia, Chef Quique Dacosta impresses diners with local produce and seafood transformed with modernist cooking techniques. Chef: Quique Dacosta Molecular Meter: high Awards: Huge list of awards which include: 2 Star Michelin Award, 3 Soles Guía Repsol (former Campsa), 9.25 mark in Gourmetour, and 61º Merito in the S. Pellegrino [...]
Home-made breads, flavoured salts, pates, sausages, butters, a great wine list, signature cocktails and great selection of teas and infusions. This restaurant is home to a cocktail bar, a modern dining room and a unusual private room situated right by the kitchen. The chef’s unique style and technical expertise are apparent in the delicate, perfectly [...]
Considered a mini El Bulli opened on January 2011. Albert and Ferran Adriá had made the decision to intensify work on the Tapas concept back in 1991; this gave way to a particular way of understanding today’s cuisine: La Vida Tapa (the Tapa Life- meaning highly sophisticated Snack/Finger Food cuisine). Chef: Ferràn and Albert Adrià [...]
One of the best and most cosmopolitan restaurants in Barcelona that offers its guests a remarkable Catalan Modern decor along with extremely good Catalan classic cuisine, blended with lighter and innovative molecular cooking techniques. Chef: Carles Tejedor is one of the pioneers of molecular cuisine who started his experimental learning at London’s Savoy. Molecular Meter: [...]
A self-taught chef, Heston Blumenthal’s route to the top has been an unconventional one, involving rule-breaking, unusual experiments and an exploding oven. Heston was the first Chef to cook with liquid nitrogen at the table, pioneered the scientific method of food pairing based on the principal that foods combine well with one another when they [...]
Learn more about Adara here Chef: Tre Ghoshal Molecular Meter: high, 5, 7, and 12 course tour menus. Awards: opened end 2011, no awards yet. Address: 77 Walnut Street, Montclair, NJ 07042 Reservations: 973.783.0462 email: email@example.com Webpage: www.restaurantadara.com
Learn more about the Alinea experience here and check this Alinea Intro video! Chef: Grant Achatz Molecular Meter: high, 20 course tasting menu during a 3 hour dinner. Awards: only restaurant in Chicago with 3 Michelin Stars – J.B.Foundation Rising Star Chef of the Year Award – Best Restaurant in America, by Gourmet magazine. Address: [...]
Chef Daniel Patterson uses the best ingredients in the area and embraces modern techniques. His dishes are animated by flavors and textures both familiar and strange like in his cheesecake made with goat cheese, graham crackers, nasturtium, and Niabell grape sorbet. Chef Patterson describes its concept as combining haute cuisine, an emphasis on local vegetables, a modern [...]
Chef: Jose Andres Molecular Meter: high Awards: N/A Address: The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas / 3708 Las Vegas Boulevard, South Reservations: firstname.lastname@example.org Webpage: http://www.ebyjoseandres.com/
ING restaurant is located in Chicago and is the world’s first and only restaurant to specialize in a flavor-changing experience. Chef Cantu prides himself on his use of the miracle berry and the creation of delicious dishes and cocktails that magically change flavors after you’ve coated your tongue with the miraculin found in the berries. [...]
L2O is located in the historic Belden-Stratford building in the Lincoln Park area of Chicago and is as famous for the incredible service as it is for the delectable seafood dishes. The interior is unpretentious but don’t let the understated décor fool you; the food speaks for itself. Chef Matthew Kirkley’s langoustine with osetra caviar, [...]
Chef David Kinch frequently changes the menu to highlight the best products from a biodynamic farm he has an exclusive partnership with. Diners are delighted with fresh ingredients, unique flavor combinations and clever application of modernist techniques. Chef: David Kinch has won the Best Chef in America award for the Pacific region from the James [...]
In a beautiful building listed on the National Register of Historic Places and Landmarks, Chef Sean Brock’s menu centers around inventive cuisine fresh from the farm and local purveyors. Chef Brock sources most of the produce from his own farm and at the same time applies hydrocolloids and modernist techniques to his dishes. Mc Crady’s [...]
Chef José Andrés combines creations based on molecular gastronomy, art and techniques, pushing the limits of our expectations. As the center of culinary research and development for ThinkFoodGroup, minibar is also the creative testing ground for all of José’s concepts and projects. With only six seats and two seatings, six nights per week, a reservation [...]
At moto molecular gastronomy is the application of both scientific and artistic principles in cuisine. Equal parts chef and inventor, Cantu challenges culinary convention and diners, stretching the boundaries of the former and taking the latter on a post-modern, interactive and fantastical gastronomical ride. Famous for the edible menu (see picture) and dishes that taste [...]
Chef Cooper and his team work in an open, stage-like kitchen to transform classic dishes into modern works of brilliance that makes you look at food in an entirely different light. The atmosphere is sort of old-world pub meets science lab, but in the best of ways. You can enjoy exciting dishes with unconventional cocktails [...]
The Aviary is where cocktails and service are given the same attention to detail as a four-star restaurant; where bartenders are trained as chefs; where the produce and herbs are carefully sourced and procured fresh daily; where the name and branding of the spirit mixed is less important than its actual flavor; where drinks are [...]
Created by José Andrés under his concept: “Cooking as performance”. Visiting any of The Bazaar’s proposals is the molecular and luxury treat of a lifetime. Located in the trendy SLS Hotel in Beverly Hills, The Bazaar offers an informal setting with both traditional Spanish and molecular tapas. It also offers great molecular mixology drinks such [...]
A uniquely American restaurant inspired in the countryside of France and focused on making guests happy within an exquisite and most delicate home atmosphere. Chef: Thomas Keller is highly valued for his culinary skills and exceptionally high personal standards, attributes that go along with his desire to provide memorable experiences for each visitor. Molecular Meter: [...]
Offering ‘progressive French cuisine’, Tru gives traditional European culinary techniques a creative American twist. The dining room has the elegance of a fine-dining restaurant, but the overall atmosphere is welcoming rather than stiff. Learn more about the Tru experience here Chef: Anthony Martin, named Chef of the Year (2010) by Chicago Tribune. Molecular Meter: high, 3 to [...]
Opened on Manhattan’s Lower East Side on April 2003. The restaurant also offers private dining in its wine cellar for up to fourteen people. Chef: Wylie Dufresne. WD is chef and owner along with his partners (former employers) Jean Georges Vongerichten and Phil Suarez. Molecular Meter: high. Among other proposals, WD-40 invites to enjoy its [...]