Gourmets with an appetite for good food in gorgeous settings will find their taste buds tingling in anticipation as they flick through the pages of this book. The eateries listed here come from around the world and range from beloved, local institutions-favorite spots for family celebrations-to elegant, haute cuisine establishments in which to enjoy refined and elegant dishes. As well as celebrating the traditional and the classic, 1001 Restaurants You Must Experience Before You Die showcases the best of the contemporary dining scene. Discover where the world's best chefs — Rene Redzepi, Pierre Gagnaire, Thomas Keller, and Heston Blumenthal, to name but a few — are performing their culinary wizardry. Read about grand old European cafes, brasseries, and restaurants in places such as Barcelona, Paris, Vienna, and Budapest — whose decor evokes the confident affluence of the nineteenth century-as well as the most modern and stylish temples to gastronomy. The featured restaurants are all iconic, selected not only for the standard of their cooking but for their atmosphere, ambience and setting. There's no shortage of culinary choice either: the world's cuisines are all well-represented in their diverse glory. If you've ever wondered where to find the best curries in Delhi, feijoada in Brazil, dim sum in Hong Kong, sushi in Tokyo, or antipasti in Rome, this is the book for you.