FrontRunners July 2014: Tectonic Plates

Seven of the world’s most influential chefs—each with a Michelin three-star restaurant and a spot on the World’s 50 Best Restaurants list—are making surprising moves around the globe and shaking up gastronomy near and far.

Noma
Next year, René Redzepi will move Noma, the paradigm of the hyper-local movement, from Copenhagen to Tokyo for a pop-up at the Mandarin Oriental (January 9–31). Dinner, including a night’s accommodation, is $1,470 for two. www.noma.dk 

The Fat Duck 
Heston Blumenthal will relocate his Bray, England, temple of avant-garde gastronomy to Australia’s Crown Melbourne resort for six months starting February 2015. En route: In June, Blumenthal opened the Perfectionists’ Café in London Heathrow Airport’s Terminal 2. www.thefat​duck.co.ukwww.theperfectionistscafe.com

El Celler de Can Roca 
The three Roca brothers will close their Catalonia restaurant for five weeks starting in August for a series of global pop-ups, including Mexico City and Lima, Peru. www.celler​canroca.com

Ristorante Italia di Massimo Bottura
At Massimo Bottura’s new Ristorante Italia di Massimo Bottura, located in an Eataly food hall in Istanbul, the renowned modernist focuses on regional Italian cooking. www.osteriafrancescana.it

Pujol
It is no surprise Enrique Olvera headed from Mexico City to New York City to open Cosme this year. What was surprising: opening Koba, a beach restaurant in Playa del Carmen, Mexico, in June. www.enriqueolvera.com

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