At a ceremony in Singapore, cooks from around the globe (okay principally Europe and the Americas) have gathered to be taught whose eating places have been named one of many World’s 50 Greatest on an inventory sponsored by San Pellegrino.
Chosen by a voting physique that features cooks, writers, and “taste hunters,” the record displays the perfect meals voters have had prior to now 18 months. The lengthy record, 51 – 120 this 12 months (usually it solely goes to 100, however it’s San Pellegrino’s 120th birthday and a spotlight should be paid), was revealed final week.
A new rule this 12 months guarantees at the very least slightly little bit of turnover within the high tier: This 12 months, earlier No. 1 eating places should not eligible for the record in any respect — meaning perennial hits Eleven Madison Park, Osteria Francescana, and El Cellar de Can Roca are all off. The group deemed Noma 2.zero new sufficient, with its new constructing and new “concept,” so Noma stays eligible and the main frontrunner for the highest spot. Touted as a variety initiative, the change spares previous champions the ache of slipping in any respect within the rankings.
The group, ever beneath hearth for its paucity of eating places run by ladies, for its clear Eurocentric bias, and, now, for passing off a rule change that impacts solely 5 eating places (all run by white males) as a variety initiative, kicked off the occasion with 50 Greatest group editor and director of content material William Drew saying, ”We’re right here to have a good time the perfect eating places and the perfect cooks from all corners of the earth. We additionally search to convey such expertise collectively for a wider objective: to foster gr internetcommunity and cross-border cooperation; to encourage to discovery and variety; and to assist the meals world drive constructive change throughout the globe.” As soon as once more, the transfer to take away previous No. 1 eating places was cited as a method to diversify the record, together with gender-balancing the voting academy.
The largest information of the evening up to now is that San Francisco positive eating star Dominique Crenn has lastly made her high 50 debut. Atelier Crenn landed at No. 35. Crenn earned the lists’s controversial “best female chef” in 2016, however didn’t make it into the highest 100 that 12 months or in 2018 (in 2017 Atelier Crenn was No. 83). Crenn herself has blasted 50 Greatest for gender inequality, has criticized the feminine chef award as “stupid”, and accused the group of treating ladies like “sport.” One other San Francisco restaurant made its debut tonight, with Corey Lee’s Benu touchdown at No. 47.
Under, the winners up to now. We’ll replace this record as extra winners are introduced.
31. Le Calandre (Rubano, Italy)
32. Nerua (Bilbao, Spain)
33. Lyle’s (London, United Kingdom)
34. Don Julio (Buenos Aires, Argentina)
35. Atelier Crenn (San Francisco, USA)
36. Le Bernardin (New York Metropolis, USA)
37. Alinea (Chicago, USA)
38. Hiša Franko (Kobarid, Slovenia)
39. A Casa do Porco (São Paulo, Brazil)
40. Restaurant Tim Raue (Berlin, Germany)
41. The Chairman (Hong Kong)
42. Belcanto (Lisbon, Portugal)
43. Hof Van Cleve (Kruishoutem, Belgium)
44. Check Kitchen (Cape City, South Africa)
45. Sühring (Bangkok, Thailand)
46. De Librije (Zwolle, Netherlands)
47. Benu (San Francisco, USA)
48. Ultraviolet by Paul Pairet (Shanghai, China)
49. Leo (Bogotá, Colombia)
50. Schloss Schauenstein (Fürstenau, Switzerland)
Greatest Pastry Chef: Jessica Préalpato (Alain Ducasse au Plaza Athénée, Paris)
Greatest Feminine Chef: Daniela Soto-Innes (Cosme, New York Metropolis)
Icon Award: José Andrés (ThinkFoodGroup, Washington D.C.)
One to Watch: Lido 84 (Gardone Riviera, Italy)
BBVA Scholarship Winner: Andersen Lee
Sustainable Restaurant Award: Schloss Schauenstein (Fürstenau, Switzerland)