NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Which European country is this year's top producer of best restaurants in the world -- beating out the home countries of culinary meccas like Paris, New York and Tokyo -- to have the most eateries listed in 2015's The World's 50 Best Restaurants?
Spain wins the prize as the world's gastronomic leader, including having the No. 1 restaurant. With terms like "techno-emotional Spanish" and "cutting-edge Basque" describing the cuisines of several restaurants on the list, it's no wonder, Spain was identified as the "it" cuisine for 2015 back in December.
"The food is shareable and Spain is a hot destination. There is a lot of escapism associated with dining out -- you travel to that country when you eat there," Andrew Freeman, president of restaurant consulting firm AF&Co to CNNMoney in a December 2014 article.
Check out the list to see which Spanish restaurants are living up to the reputation by making the original ranking. TheStreet culled the World's 50 Best annual list that as its namesake indicates ranks the best restaurants in the world from votes by nearly 1,000 international restaurant industry experts. The awards and the list are organized and compiled by William Reed Media. The awards were presented earlier this week at an event in London.
And when you're done be sure to check out which U.S. restaurants made the list.
Cuisine: Modern Spanish
Tickets, tied for No. 42 with Chile's Borago on The World's 50 Best Restaurants list.