The Number One Spot at The World’s 50 Best Restaurants Awards Won By Eleven Madison Park
The World’s 50 Best Restaurants has always been proud to bring together the leaders in global gastronomy for this annual celebration. The awards represent the very best culinary experiences and talent. Securing no.1 spot in the 2017 list of The World’s 50 best Restaurants, Eleven Madison Park in New York has over-ranked the other 49 restaurants across the globe. This year’s winners were revealed at an awards ceremony at the historic Royal Exhibition Building in Melbourne.
Eleven Madison Park in New York earns the dual title of The World’s Best Restaurant and The Best Restaurant in North America, outranking the other restaurants across the globe that have been nominated in the 15th The World’s 50 Best Restaurants Awards. After debuting on the list at No.50 in 2010, Eleven Madison Park has hovered within the top 10 since 2012, rising to No.3 last year. The restaurant’s co-owners, Will Guidara and Swiss-born chef Daniel Humm, enhance the fine-dining experience with a sense of fun, blurring the line between the kitchen and the dining room. Housed in an art deco building overlooking New York’s Madison Park, the restaurant’s multi-course seasonal tasting menu celebrates the city’s rich history and culinary traditions.
After claiming the No.1 position for a third consecutive year at Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants awards ceremony in February, Gaggan in Bangkok rises 16 places to No.7 to claim The Best Restaurant in Asia title. Elsewhere, Singapore’s Restaurant André climbs an impressive to secure the No.14 spot while Den in Tokyo, the 2016 recipient of the Miele One To Watch Award, arrives on the list at No.45. Asia is also represented by Tokyo’s Narisawa, Hong Kong’s Amber, Bangkok’s Nahm and Shanghai’s Ultraviolet by Paul Pairet.
Osteria Francescana in Modena, Italy, retains its title as The Best Restaurant in Europe. France has doubled its number of restaurants on the list by Mirazur and Arpège, also followed by Alain Ducasse au Plaza Athénée. Another French pride, Septime’s, claims the Sustainable Restaurant Award sponsored by Silestone. As from Spain, El Celler de Can Roca leads the contingent and also the 2017 recipient of theThe Ferrari Trento Art of Hospitality Award. Meanwhile, Dan Barber’s progressive restaurant, Blue Hill at Stone Barns, earns Highest Climber Award sponsored by Lavanza. New York-based pastry entrepreneur Dominique Ansel is also honoured this year, claiming the 2017 title of The World’s Best Pastry Chef.
Host country Australia has Attica in Melbourne who won The Best Restaurant in Australasia. The Best Restaurant in South America is awarded to Central, Peru. Respected chef Heston Blumenthal has grabbed the prestigious Diners Club Lifetime Achievement Award, followed by Ana Roš of Hiša Franko, Slovenia, who is named The Word’s Best Female Chef 2017.