World’s 50 Best Restaurants 2015

The list of the 50 best restaurants came out today, here is what made the list:

  1. Celler de Can Roca (Girona, Spain)
  2. Osteria Francescana (Modena, Italy)
  3. Noma (Copenhagen)
  4. Central (Lima)
  5. Eleven Madison Park (New York City)
  6. Mugartiz (San Sebastian, Spain)
  7. Dinner by Heston Blumenthal (London)
  8. Narisawa (Tokyo, Japan)
  9. D.O.M. (Sao Paulo, Brazil)
  10. Gaggan (Bangkok)
  11. Mirazur (Menton, France)
  12. Arpege (Paris)
  13. Asador Etxebarri (Biscay, Spain) — this year’s highest climber
  14. Astrid y Gaston (Lima)
  15. Steirereck (Vienna)
  16. Pujol (Mexico City)
  17. Arzak (San Sebastian, Spain)
  18. Le Bernardin (New York City)
  19. Azurmendi (Near Bilbao, Spain)
  20. Ledbury (London)
  21. Le Chateaubriand (Paris)
  22. Nahm (Bangkok)
  23. White Rabbit (Moscow)
  24. Ultraviolet (Shanghai, China)
  25. Faviken (Fäviken, Sweden)
  26. Alinea (Chicago)
  27. Piazza Duomo (Alba, Italy)
  28. The Test Kitchen (Cape Town, South Africa)
  29. Nihonryori RyuGin (Tokyo)
  30. Vendome (Bergisch Gladbach, Germany)
  31. Restaurant Frantzen (Stockholm)
  32. Attica (Melbourne, Australia)
  33. Aqua (Wolfsberg, Germany)
  34. Le Calendre (San Pietro, Italy)
  35. Quintonil (Mexico City)
  36. L’Astrance (Paris)
  37. Biko (Mexico City)
  38. Amber (Hong Kong)
  39. Quique Dacosta (Dénia, Spain)
  40. Per Se (New York City)
  41. Mani (Sao Paulo, Brazil)
  42. Tickets (Barcelona)
  43. Borago (Santiago)
  44. Maido (Lima)
  45. Relae (Copenhagen)
  46. Restaurant Andre (Singapore)
  47. Alain Ducasse au Plaza Athenee (Paris)
  48. Schloss Schauenstein (Fürstenau, Switzerland)
  49. Blue Hill at Stone Barns (Tarrytown, New York)
  50. French Laundry (Yountville, Calfornia)

Other awards:

  • One to Watch Restaurant: Sepia Sydney, Australia
  • World’s Pastry Chef: Albert Adrià Tickets, Barcelona, Spain
  • Sustainable Restaurant Award: Relae Relae, Copenhagen, Denmark
  • World’s Best Female Chef: Hélène Darroze Hélène Darroze, Paris, and Hélène Darroze at the Connaught, London
  • Chef’s Choice Award: Daniel Humm, Eleven Madison Park, New York
  • Highest Climber: Asador Etxebarri ATXONDO, SPAIN
  • Highest New Entry: White Rabbit MOSCOW, RUSSIA
  • Lifetime Achievement Award: Daniel Boulud, Restaurant Daniel, New York, USA
  • Continental Awards:
    • Europe: El Cellar de Can Roca
    • North America: Eleven Madison Park
    • South America: Central
    • Asia: Narisawa
    • Australasia: Attica
    • Africa: The Test Kitchen

I have gone to 10 out of the 50, two more than last year, but given that two of those fell of the list, i did quite good this year. There are some restaurants that still baffle me. I think DOM and 11 Madison are too high, I would put Chef’s Table way above it. I was quite glad to see Central climb up to no. 4 i loved that place!

Here is some commentary on the awards, from Eater preview and article, CNN, Guardian, Quartz, NYTimes

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