The world waits to find out which restaurants will make The World's 50 Best Restaurants List 2012 on the 30th April at London's Guildhall. The event, sponsored by S.Pellegrino and Aqua Panna, will be one of the biggest nights in the culinary year and FDL will be bringing you all the action live - all you need to do is reserve your seat in the front row by visiting us on Facebook.
We'll also be keeping you up to date as the clock ticks down with our 50 Best Restaurants News...
Martin Berastegui - Martin Berastegui - San Sebastian
Martin Berastegui is opening two new restaurants in the Caribbean. The Spanish chef ,who last year launched a new venue in Mexico, will open a restaurant in the Fuego Gastro Bar at the Paradisus Punta Cana Hotel and Passion at the Paradisus Palma Real Hotel.
The Passion Restaurant will retain the same style as the chef's Mexican outlet with the new Fuego Gastro Bar offering fresh and well presented Dominican flavors while maintaining Berastegui's style of harnessing classic Mediterranean flavors and taking them somewhere else.
The chefs San Sebastian Restaurant, Martin Berastegui, was voted 29th on The World's 50 Best Restaurants List in 2011 and last week released a new video from within the kitchen to promote his all new website.
Michel Bras - Bras - Laguiole
French chef, Michel Bras, will pick up his third Michelin Star in the 2012 Michelin guide for Hokkaido in Japan. The guide, which is a limited edition print, will focus on the Northern area of Japan and will be released on the 20th of April.
Bras, who was 30 on The World's 50 Best Restaurants List in 2011, will pick up his third star for his restaurant, Toya Japon, which serves French cuisine. Hokkaido is the northernmost prefecture in Japan and well known for its great fresh fish.
The book will be only the third time the guide have focused on specific parts of Japan of after Tokyo and Kyoto. Bras is well known for his cooking of the land approach and respect for foraged ingredients - his signature dish, Gargouillou, contains more than 50 vegetables, herbs and flowers.