Claus Meyer (right) of the Create channel’s New Scandinavian Cooking has earned the No. 1 spot in the World’s 50 Best Restaurants Academy competition for his Noma in Denmark. It’s judged by famous chefs, food critics, restaurateurs and “well traveled gourmands,” according to APT. Noma’s specialty is modern Nordic cuisine, the same dishes that he helps create for the show with host Andreas Viestad and fellow chef Sara LaFountain. Other Create winners: Coming in second was Spain’s four-time winner El Bulli, featured on Spain … On the Road Again; and New York’s longtime fave Le Bernadin at 15th place. Behind-the-scene shots of Le Bernadin are featured in Ripert’s cooking series Avec Eric, which explores inspiration for dishes served at his famed eatery. Create is distributed by American Public Television, WNET.org, and WGBH Boston in association with NETA and PBS.