A critic's predictions of 2012 restaurant trends
No. 1 Spain’s Ferran Adria has been the culinary guiding light in recent years, but now the focus shifts toward Copenhagen, where Rene Redzepi’s Noma has been called the best restaurant in the world. Redzepi (right, with one of his cooks) is greatly admired for his use of traditional methods and highly local, often foraged, ingredients to create a new version of Nordic cuisine. Chefs will be influenced by his natural approach, and they will look to do similar things for the food of their own regions.