LONDON: Spain’s El Celler de Can Roca seized the title of the world’s best restaurant from Denmark’s Noma on Monday, one month after dozens of people came down with a bout of food poisoning from the Copenhagen eatery. The restaurant in Girona, run by three brothers and known for its dishes based on perfumes, had spent two years as runner-up on the World’s 50 Best Restaurants list compiled for a 12th year by more than 900 international experts for Britain’s Restaurant magazine. It swapped places with Noma, the two Michelin-starred Danish restaurant which spent three years at the top but which apologised in March after it left 63 customers suffering from vomiting and diarrhoea over a five-day period. The magazine said that El Celler de Can Roca “gained global acclaim for its combination of Catalan dishes and cutting edge techniques and the passion that they share for hospitality”. Joan Roca heads the kitchen while his brother Jordi is pastry chef and Josep is head sommelier and in charge of front of house.–AFP