The 2019 list of Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants was announced at an awards ceremony at Wynn Palace, Macao. Odette in Singapore has taken top honours, succeeding four-time winner Gaggan in the No.1 spot which is going to close next year and open a new restaurant in Fukuoka, Japan. A new era of Asia’s 50 Best is coming.
The 18th edition of The World’s 50 Best Restaurants will be unveiled on Tuesday 25th June in Singapore’s signature architecture, Marina Bay Sands. This is the first year that the awards programme is hosted in an Asian city...
Following Singapore and Seoul, Le Guide Michelin, which is also known as the Bible of haute cuisine, is to expand its sight in Shanghai, the long-forgotten ancient Eastern civilization. On May 17th, Michelin announced that the publisher is to release its first Shanghai Guide in September or October of 2017. Chinese gourmet industry was thrilled about the news. There are evident signs that Michelin Guide has been claiming its territory in Asia. However, the news of a Shanghai volume came unprecedentedly hurried; unlike the usually cautious it features when expandingto new cities. Many fine dining lovers couldn't help but wonder whether the Bible also degrade itself for the ordinary.
As of the beginning of 2016, rumors about Michelin's arrival in Shanghai have never ceased. In mid-May, Michelin officially confirmed the news. They also elaborated on a number of reasons of choosing Shanghai, including the city's outstanding international status,culinary environment and creativity. Meanwhile, as China's domestic tourism emerges, Shanghai will naturally benefit from the increased tourists.
As the in-depth Chinese culture was forgotten by the world for way too long, the news that Michelin Guide is coming to Shanghai has stirred a swirl in the culinary industry. Everyone is expecting to share the reputation with other renowned chef worldwide. It's hoped that more Asian faces can be recognized on the who’s who list of world's renowned chefs. However, Michelin appeared to arrive with haste.
The launch of Michelin guide was originally intended to boost the sales of its tires, encouraging road trips around France, and that Michelin Guide provides cuisine and hotel recommendations while Green Guide suggest traveling route for its clients.
The Michelin Guide was viewed as the culinary Bible when it was first published in 1900, during the Paris Universal Exposition. In 1926, Michelin started to give stars to restaurants, and it was in 1931 when the company launched their three-starred system. Thoughtout the...
• Central in Lima is named The Best Restaurant in Latin America, for a third consecutive year.
• Restaurants from 11 countries in the region are represented, the most diverse in the four years of the list, with new entries from Panama and Paraguay. Mexico City, September 26, 2016. During an exciting and colourful ceremony, the Peruvian restaurant Central was revealed as the No.1 ranked restaurant at the 2016 edition of Latin America’s 50 Best Restaurants.
The announcement took place this evening at Centro Cultural Roberto Cantoral in Mexico City, in an event that celebrates the very best of Latin American gastronomy and showcases its top chefs. Receiving the award for a third year in a row, Central chef-owners Virgilio Martínez and Pía León continue to work at the forefront of gastronomy shaping an ever-evolving Peruvian cuisine, remarkable for its quality and innovation.
Maido, also from Lima, Peru, ranks in second place, while D.O.M. from São Paulo, Brazil is rewarded with the third position.
Boragó from Chile holds the No.4 spot, and host country Mexico sees its highest ranked restaurant, Pujol, at No.5, following with Quintonil in 6th place.
Now in its fourth year, the list of Latin America’s 50 Best Restaurants is becoming more diverse than ever.
There are five new entries (and three re-entries) in 2016, including: A Casa do Porco from Brazil at No.24, winning the Highest New Entry Award; Isolina from Peru (41) and Tuju from Brazil (45). This year Panama and Paraguay are represented in the list for the first time with the inclusion of Maito (36) and Tierra Colorada Gastro (47), respectively. With restaurants from 11 countries featuring overall – more than ever before.
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As the upcoming release of Michelin’s Shanghai Guide is only one week away, we heard some good news from different restaurants that were being invited to the press conference on September 21st. One couldn’t help but wonder how the arrival of the Michelin Guide is to change Shanghai’s culinary industry.
The introduction of Michelin Guide will not only boost the business of local restaurants but forging culture of Michelin-starred chefs; it will surely witness more tourists flowing into the city. Local governments all are glad to see the arrival of the Red Guide as it boosts business of restaurants while injecting energy to local tourism.
Some are curious about how the inspectors give rating to the local Chinese restaurants. According an interview with Mr. Bruno de Feraudy, President of Michelin China, conducted by Qdaily China(好奇心日報) on June ,16th. “Most of inspectors in Shanghai are Chinese, the team was built 4 to 5 years ago,” said Bruno de Feraudy.
Take Hong Kong as an example, there are 61 starred restaurants on le guide with 40 Chinese restaurants accounts for 65% of starred restaurants. So how would Shanghai’s distribution look like?
What impact will Michelin Guide bring to Shanghai when everyone is looking at the bright side of its arrival?
Perhaps “the curse of the Michelin Star” can be considered as one of the impacts Michelin Guide could bring to restaurants. One sound example of impact resulted from Michelin’s star recognition is Kai Kai Dessert, a Hong Kong- based restaurant that was listed in Michelin Street Food Section in November 2015. The restaurant witnessed 30% growth in the first month upon recognition. However, the landlord raised 120% of the rent, which forced the restaurant to move away from the original spot.
With Kai Kai’s Michelin-recommended dish, selling for just HKD 20 (RMB 17), it will need to sell 11,000 servings of the dish a month to cover the increased...
After 2016 edition in New York City, The World’s 50 Best Restaurants announces that its 2017 awards will take place in Melbourne in April. The flagship event, celebrating its 15th anniversary, will be hosted at the city’s historic Royal Exhibition Building on the evening of 5th April.
The World’s 50 Best Restaurants has partnered with Tourism Australia to bring the series to its new home for 2017, where world-leading chefs, restaurateurs, sommeliers, media and influencers will gather to celebrate the very best in global gastronomy. The overall event program, running from 1 st -7 th April, will showcase Australia’s outstanding food and wine culture to an international audience of industry professionals and food lovers.
William Drew, Group Editor of The World’s 50 Best Restaurants, says: “After 14 years hosting the awards event in London, we decided to take The World’s 50 Best Restaurants on a global tour, kicking off in New York in June 2016. Now we could not be more thrilled to be moving to Melbourne, one of the great food cities of the world, in 2017. Come April next year, Australia will undoubtedly be the place to be for those passionate about great food and inspired restaurants. In partnership with Tourism Australia, we will also take the opportunity to highlight the country’s unique produce, brilliant wines and dynamic dining scene.”
John O’Sullivan, Managing Director of Tourism Australia, says the awards and event program provide a natural extension to its Restaurant Australia campaign. “Great culinary experiences are about people, produce and place and with the confirmation of Melbourne’s Royal Exhibition Building as the venue for next year’s World’s 50 Best Restaurants awards, I think we’ve found the perfect location to host such a prestigious global gathering of food and wine luminaries.”
Wine Australia will provide wines of the highest calibre throughout the program, which includes the traditional Chefs’ Feast – a unique private gathering...
The World’s 50 Best Restaurants organisation and Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria (BBVA) announce the 50 Best BBVA Scholarship, which will provide unique opportunities for aspiring chefs from all around the world.The annual scholarship scheme will identify talented chefs and seek to develop their potential with the aid of internships or ‘stages’ in the kitchens of some of the world’s best restaurants. For the inaugural scholarship in 2018, the recipient will be invited to work at Mugaritz in San Sebastian, Spain, and Atelier Crenn in San Francisco, USA, over a three-month period. He or she will also be flown to Spain to attend The World’s 50 Best Restaurants 2018 awards in Bilbao next June, where they will be presented on stage in front of the world’s leading chefs and media.
The World’s 50 Best Restaurants has announced the 2018 list of restaurants ranked from 51 to 100 ahead of its annual awards event, which takes place on Tuesday 19th June at Palacio Euskalduna in Bilbao, Spain.
Global stars of the restaurant world gathered this evening (19 June 2018) for The World’s 50 Best Restaurants 2018 awards. The awards, which saw 23 countries across six continents honoured with a place on the list...
Swedish Chef and Restaurateur Björn Frantzén have partnered with Unlisted Collection to open the new restaurant Zén on November 21.Executive Chef Marcus Jernmark of 3-star restaurant Frantzén in Stockholm will oversee the operation during the first months.The team will include General Manager Aaron Jacobson from 3-star Benu in San Francisco and Head Chef Tristin Farmer with a background including Maze by Gordon Ramsay in London, Aberdeen Street Social in Hong Kong and Marina Social in Dubai.