Notable Restaurants: Le Bernardin
Twitter Handle: @ericripert
Greek mythology tells us that Poseidon is God of the sea, but we beg to differ. Anyone that's enjoyed a meal at Le Bernardin can make the argument that Ripert has stolen the title. The French chef shows off his culinary prowess with a deceptively straightforward menu where he uses modern French technique to let his subject—mostly barely cooked creatures of the sea—shine. Even if you haven’t crossed Ripert’s shrine to seafood off your bucket list (and at $190 per person, you might not anytime soon), you can enjoy Ripert’s expertise on Top Chef and Anthony Bourdain’s No Reservations, where he occasionally lets the world take notes on his flawless French technique.