Foodies par excellence: Debuting in 1900 as a handy travel guide for early motorists, the Michelin Guide has evolved to become an international authority on all things gastronomic.
Joël Robuchon, Singapore: So what does it take to snag three stars? Dishes like this: King crab and avocado cannelloni with citrus and vanilla.
El Celler de Can Roca, Girona, Spain: El Celler de Can Roca is one of the world's most talked-about restaurants thanks to innovations such as 2013's 12-course food opera El Somni.
Geranium, Copenhagen: Dishes at Geranium include Jerusalem artichoke leaves, rye vinegar and walnut oil mayonnaise (L), conceptual dessert This Is the End (C) and charred potato in aroma from bark, served with lightly smoked sheep's butter (R).
Nihonryori Ryugin, Tokyo: Seiji Yamamoto's Nihonryori Ryugin reflects a modern and seasonal take on Japan's traditional kaiseki cuisine.
The Eight, Macau: Almost too cute to eat: animal-shaped dim sum at The Eight.
8½ Otto e Mezzo Bombana, Hong Kong: 8½ Otto e Mezzo Bombana is the only Italian restaurant outside of Italy to have been awarded three Michelin stars. It's done this through dishes such as this confit egg yolk, crispy bread, cotechino and cream of broccolini.
The Fat Duck, Bray, UK: The Fat Duck's Sound of the Sea, a sculptural plate of seafood, seaweed and panko "sand" served with an iPod tucked into a conch shell.