The world’s 50 Best 2017 Edition and other Food News…

WORLD’S 50 BEST RESTAURANTS

We have  a new World no. 1 in World’s 50 best. Below, some pictures of my last meal at Eleven Madison Park, the new number one.

Other notables from the list for me: Cosme’s great jump, from 96 to 40, Tegui also faring very well from 68 to 49 and the rise of Maido!. Here is the full list, as well as links from coverage in my blog of them:

  1. Eleven Madison Park, New York City
  2. Osteria Francescana, Italy
  3. El Celler de Can Roca, Spain
  4. Mirazur, France
  5. Central, Peru
  6. Asador Etxebarri, Spain
  7. Gaggan, Thailand
  8. Maido, Peru
  9. Mugaritz, Spain
  10. Steirereck, Austria
  11. Blue Hill at Stone Barns, Pocantico Hills, New York
  12. Arpège, France
  13. Alain Ducasse au Plaza Athénée, France
  14. Restaurant Andre, Singapore
  15. Piazza Duomo, Italy
  16. D.O.M., Brazil
  17. Le Bernardin, New York City
  18. Narisawa, Japan
  19. Geranium, Denmark
  20. Pujol, Mexico
  21. Alinea, Chicago
  22. Quintonil, Mexico
  23. White Rabbit, Russia
  24. Amber, Hong Kong
  25. Tickets, Spain
  26. The Clove Club, England
  27. The Ledbury, England
  28. Nahm, Thailand
  29. Le Calandre, Italy
  30. Arzak, Spain
  31. Alléno Paris au Pavillon Ledoyen, France
  32. Attica, Australia
  33. Astrid y Gaston, Peru
  34. De Librije, Netherlands
  35. Septime, France
  36. Dinner by Heston Blumenthal, England
  37. Saison, San Francisco
  38. Azurmendi, Spain
  39. Relae, Denmark
  40. Cosme, New York City
  41. Ultraviolet, China
  42. Boragó, Chile
  43. Reale, Italy
  44. Brae, Australia
  45. Den, Japan
  46. Astrance, France
  47. Vendôme, Germany
  48. Restaurant Tim Raue, Germany
  49. Tegui, Argentina
  50. Hof Van Cleve, Belgium

Other Awards

  • Best Female Chef: Ana Roš (Hiša Franko, Slovenia)
  • Best Pastry Chef: Dominique Ansel (Dominique Ansel Bakery, NYC)
  • Lifetime Achievement Award: Heston Blumenthal (The Fat Duck, UK)
  • One to Watch: Disfrutar (Barcelona, Spain)
  • Sustainable Restaurant Award: Septime (Paris)
  • Chef’s Choice Award: Virgilio Martinez (Central, Lima)
  • Art of Hospitality Award: El Celler de Can Roca (Girona, Spain)

the 51-100 .. which is also a ridiculously impressive list of restaurants

  • 51. Mikla (Istanbul)
  • 52. Nihonryori RyuGin (Tokyo)
  • 53. Burnt Ends (Singapore)
  • 54. Lyle’s (London)
  • 55. Disfrutar (Barcelona)
  • 56. Nerua (Bilbao)
  • 57. Faviken (Jarpen, Sweden)
  • 58. Momofuku Ko (New York City)
  • 59. Combal Zero (Italy)
  • 60. 8 1/2 Otto e Mezzo Bombana (Hong Kong)
  • 61. Hertog Jan (Bruges, Belgium)
  • 62. Quique Dacosta (Denia, Spain)
  • 63. The Test Kitchen (Cape Town, South Africa)
  • 64. La Grenouillere (La Madelaine-sous-Montreuil, France)
  •  65. Biko (Mexico City)
  • 66. Estela (New York City)
  • 67. Benu (San Francisco)
  • 68. The French Laundry
  • 69. Hisa Franko (Kobarid, Slovenia)
  • 70. Aqua (Wolfsburg, Germany)
  • 71. Lung King Heen (Hong Kong)
  • 72. Schloss Schauenstein (Furstenau, Switzerland)
  • 73. La Colombe (Cape Town, South Africa)
  • 74. The Jane (Antwerp, Belgium)
  • 75. Sud 777 (Mexico City)
  • 76. Lasai (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
  • 77. Martín Berasategui (Lasarte-Oria, Spain)
  • 78. Indian Accent (New Delhi)
  • 79. Maaemo (Oslo)
  • 80. Le Cinq (Paris)
  • 81. Maní (São Paulo)
  • 82. Chef’s Table at Brooklyn Fare (New York City)
  • 83. Atelier Crenn (San Francisco)
  • 84. The Restaurant at Meadowood (St. Helena, CA)
  • 85. Belcanto (Lisbon)
  • 86. Odette (Singapore)
  • 87. Per Se (New York City)
  • 88. Selfie (Moscow)
  • 89. Mingles (Seoul)
  • 90. Manresa (Los Gatos, CA)
  • 91. St John (London)
  • 92. Twins (Moscow)
  • 93. Le Chateaubriand (Paris)
  • 94. Kadeau (Copenhagen)
  • 95. Quay (Sydney)
  • 96. Epicure (Paris)
  • 97. Sushi Saito (Tokyo)
  • 98. Hedone (London)
  • 99. Florilège (Tokyo)
  • 100. Olympe (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)

FOOD AND WINE BEST NEW CHEFS

Food & Wine’s Best New Chefs 2017 just came out, and here are the chefs and restaurants that made the list:

  • Yoshi Okai, Otoko, Austin
  • Val Cantu, Californios, San Francisco
  • Peter Cho, Han Oak, Portland
  • Sara Kramer and Sarah Hymanson, Kismet, Los Angeles
  • Noah Sandoval, Oriole, Chicago
  • Jordan Kahn, Destroyer, Los Angeles
  • Nina Compton, Compère Lapin, New Orleans
  • Diego Galicia and Rico Torres, Mixtli, San Antonio
  • Angie Mar, The Beatrice Inn, New York
  • Jay Blackington, Hogstone’s Wood Oven, Orcas Island, Washington

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