A light tinkle of a glass, low conversation ham, a soft light and an appetizing aroma.
Everything was sadly overlooked when restaurants around the world were forced to close in 2020 and 2021, ovens turned cold, and owners and workers faced an uncertain future.
NS 50 Best Restaurants in the World The event, considered an Oscar in the food world, had to close last year but has finally come back to life and the two top restaurants are both in Copenhagen.
This year’s # 1 spot is probably the best-known name in gastronomy. Noma .. Danish chef René Redzepi’s 3-Michelin-starred restaurant opened in 2003 in the Christianshavn district of Copenhagen and was ranked among the world’s 50 best restaurants in 2010.
New rules introduced at the 2019 awards disqualified the former top title winners on the list, but were removed as Noma was closed in 2016 and reopened at a new location in Copenhagen two years later. I was able to do.
Fundamental changes to this rule do not include Eleven Madison Park in New York, Fat Duck near London, Osteria Francescana in Modena, Italy, and Mirazur in Menton, France, the 2019 winner. These restaurants are currently participating in another “Best of the Best”, of which Noma is the latest member.
Struggle for survivalOn stage at the Flanders Meeting and Convention Center in Antwerp, Belgium, Rezepi recalled his life-changing experience by winning the award for the first time 11 years ago. “This victory seemed to open up all my dreams, and it also gave me the opportunity to be part or be part of the transformation of the food culture of the region as a whole.”
He also recalled the difficult times facing the industry. “If a pandemic tells us anything, it’s how fragile our dreams are and how tough and difficult the industry can be,” he said.
“I want to thank all the restaurants and people in the industry who fought for survival. It feels a little weird to be on that stage, knowing that there are still a lot of people fighting. . “
Ending with a note of hope, he describes the Noma team as follows: I’m going to build it now. “
Live well in LimaDiners who can’t secure a table at Noma can always try the Geranium next to Copenhagen. In second place, chef Rasmus Scoford offers an adventurous seasonal menu that demonstrates his love for foraging at sea. Ingredients provided include squid, melted smoked lard and yeast essence.
Elsewhere in Western Europe, this year’s Spanish show was also strong. Larrabetzu’s Asador Etxebar (all dishes, including desserts are cooked on a fire) remained in third place, and chef Victor Arginzonis was named the winner of the chef’s award by his peers. Disfrutar from Barcelona reached 5th place, Mugaritz from San Sebastian fell to 14th and Diver XO from Madrid came in 20th place.
Lima, the capital of Peru, had two restaurants in the top ten. Chefs Virgilio Martinez and Pia Leon’s Central gained two places to move up to fourth place. Ice cream topped with soy sauce and macambo mousse.
Despite being in the top 10 admired restaurants in Lima and other places from Mexico City to Singapore, it has never won the top 50 awards in the world in restaurants outside of Europe and America. North.
Since the competition started in 2002, the 18 winners have come from Spain, the United States, the United Kingdom, Denmark, Italy and France.
Honor the talent of womenCentral’s Pier Leon not only celebrated winning South America’s best restaurant award, but was also named one of the world’s best female chefs. It’s an honor to attract some controversy, as critics see it as a growing inequality that helps event planners deal with it.
Born in France, Dominique Crenn is co-owner and chef of Atelier Clen in San Francisco (48th on the list) and won the Icon Award.
William Drew, Content Director for The 50 World’s Best Restaurants, said: “Clen is not only a great chef and restaurant owner, but also a never-ending campaign for social justice, both inside and out. outside the realm of leadership, humanity and hospitality.
Good night to Hisha Franco from Slovenia, led by Ana Roš, who won the 2017 award for the best female chef in the world. The ranking went from 17th to 21st.
The Art of Hospitality Award went to 12 Steirelek in Vienna. Highlights include sunflower and Jerusalem artichoke and sweet lamb bread, beeswax fish specialty and yellow carrot “pollen” and sour cream on the table.
Boragó in Santiago, Chile – 38th on the list – won the Sustainable Restaurant Award. It has its own biodynamic agriculture and focuses on hyper local “zero kilometer” cuisine.
Ikoyi, located in St. James, London, won the One to Watch award. Run by childhood friends Jeremy Chan and Ile Hassan Odukare, this restaurant offers authentic West African flavors in a chic and modern atmosphere.
Bali’s Room 4 American dessert Will Goldfarb – and star of Netflix’s “Chef’s Table” series – took home the award for best pastry chef.
50 best restaurants in the world1.1. Noma (Copenhagen Denmark)
4.4. Central (Lima, Peru) The best restaurant in South America
7. Maido (Peru, Lima) (3rd place)
8.8. Odette (Singapore) The best restaurant in Asia
9.9. Puyol (Mexico City, Mexico) The Best Restaurants in North America
12.12. Steilelek (Vienna, Austria) Art of Hospitality Prize
15. Lido 84 (Gardone Riviera, Italy) Best New Entry Award
28. Benu (San Francisco, California)
29. Reale (Castel di Sangro, Italy)
38. Borago Sustainable Restaurant Award (Chile, Santiago)
43. Atomix (New York City) New entry
46. Leo (Bogotá, Colombia)
50. Wolfgat (Paternoster, South Africa) The best restaurant in Africa