The World’s 50 Best Restaurants brings together a unique community of extraordinary culinary talent to celebrate global gastronomy. Featuring restaurants from 23 countries spread across six continents, the list provides an annual snapshot of the greatest gastronomic experiences across the globe. This year, the awards were hosted in New York for the first time as 50 Best begins a global tour of gastronomic destinations.
With four restaurants making the top 50, 2016 is proving to be a great year for Italian cuisine: Le Calandre in Rubano sits at No.39, Piazzo Duomo in Alba climbs 10 places to the No.17 spot and Combal Zero in Rivoli also makes a re-entry to the list at No.46.
Spain also has plenty to celebrate with three restaurants in the top 10 including last year’s No.1 El Celler de Can Roca (now at No.2), Asador Etxebarri at No.10 and Mugaritz at No.7. Barcelona’s Tickets by Albert Adrià, 2015’s World’s Best Pastry Chef, also rises 13 places to No.29.
Six restaurants from Asia feature on the list this year. Narisawa in Tokyo remains at No.8. Restaurant André in Singapore (No.32) and Amber in Hong Kong (No.20) are both high risers, climbing 14 and 18 places respectively.
Scandinavia also has plenty to celebrate with five restaurants on this list. Former No.1 Noma now sits at No.5, as fellow Danish restaurant Geranium makes a high re-entry at No.28. There is another impressive re-entry to the list for Netherlands’ De Librije at No.38. Last year’s winner of the Sustainable Restaurant Award, Copenhagen’s Relae, reclaims the title for 2016 and also climbs five places to No.40. Sweden’s Fäviken sits close by at No.41.
William Drew, Group Editor of The World’s 50 Best Restaurants, says: “It has been a hugely exciting year with the launch of the global tour and our first awards event in New York. It is fantastic to have such a variety of culinary talent celebrated here tonight. As the appetite for reaching new gastronomic heights continues to grow we feel privileged to play a part in this journey of discovery and are proud to bring together this unique community of extraordinary visionaries within the industry.”
The World’s 50 Best Restaurants will continue its global tour in 2017, landing in Melbourne, Australia to present the next edition of the list and awards.