The 50 best restaurants in the world
Being honoured as one of the World’s 50 Best Restaurants inevitably translates into big business so it’s little wonder there’s a bit of a brouhaha around how they’re selected. A recent New York Times article about the new 2015 list (see the Top 10 below) discussed how the scales are tipped when chefs and restaurateurs make up a third of the 950-plus voters and when some countries give journalists free meals and trips. What’s more, judges don’t have to prove that they’ve eaten in the restaurants they’re voting for in the last 18 months. The Occupy50Best petition calls on organizers to make the process more professional. At the beginning of July, it had garnered 750-plus signatures including that of chef Joel Robuchon. theworlds50best.com/list/1-50-winners.
1) El Celler de Can Roca, Girona, Spain
2) Osteria Francescana, Modena, Italy
3) Noma, Copenhagen, Denmark
4) Central, Lima, Peru
5) Eleven Madison Park, NYC
6) Mugartiz, Sab Sebastián, Spain
7) Dinner by Heston Blumenthal, London
8) Narisawa, Tokyo, Japan
9) D.O.M., São Paulo, Brazil
10) Gaggan, Bangkok, Thailand
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