The Daily Meal, a feature of MailOnline.co.uk from London's the Daily Mail has announced its annual list of 101 Best Hotel Restaurants from around the world, and Orlando's very own Norman's at the Ritz-Carlton is listed at number 37. The only other Florida restaurants on the list are Cafe Boulud at the Brazilian Court Hotel & Beach Club in Palm Beach (74) and Hakkasan at Fontainebleau Miami Beach (98).
It's no surprise that there are five Las Vegas based restaurants on the list, but it is a bit of a shock that only two New Yorkers made the cut, including Jean-Georges at the Trump International Hotel & Tower, listed at number six overall, and NoMad at the NoMad Hotel (52).
How is the list compiled? Here is what it says on the Daily Meal's page:
"In making their decisions, The Daily Meal considered winners and nominees from their 2013 list of the best hotel restaurants, consulted the Michelin Guide, and also looked at hotel restaurants from its annual regional 101 Best Restaurants lists.
"The restaurants were then grouped by continent and an experienced panel of bloggers, critics, and food and lifestyle writers were then invited to vote for their favourites in an online survey.
To be considered, the hotel has to have at least 15 rooms and restaurants must be in the same building - and under the same proprietorship - as the hotel."
Here's a link to the story and the full list of 101 best hotel restaurants. There's a lot of extraneous stuff on the page — you'll have to scroll all the way to the bottom to get to rankings 11 through 101.
How many of these great hotel restaurants have you been to?