The World’s Best Restaurant for 2017

It’s no surprise that New York City’s Eleven Madison Park became the best restaurant in the world at a ceremony in Melbourne, Australia Wednesday.

The ceremony at the World’s 50 Best Restaurants awards show, is widely considered the Academy Awards of fine dining.  Eleven Madison Park is the first U.S. restaurant to be kind of the hill since 2004. A thirteen year drought that has now been overcome with  grace, elegance and food to match.

Head chef Daniel Humm had some words to share following the win. “I’m so proud to be up here. When I first started cooking 25 years ago, I never in my wildest dreams would have thought I’d find myself in this position.”

Eleven Madison is located in Manhattan’s Flatiron district, is now serving its tasting menu for $295. The eleven-course meal includes an assortment of tasty things like sea urchin custard with baby squid, bay scallop and apple, and pear poached with honey and acorn. There are a few mouths watering over here.

As with any restaruant  based on the seasons the menu is apt to change. But they do have their standards like its celery root cooked in pig’s bladder, according to Reuters.