Following a year's pause, The World’s 50 Best Restaurants, sponsored by S.Pellegrino and Acqua Panna, is back, and you can watch it live here on 5 October 2021 at 16.30 CET .
This year's countdown will take place live on stage in Antwerp, Belgium, and will be broadcast simultaneously online.
A number of awards are already known ahead of the official awards ceremony, including London restaurant Ikoyi being named The One to Watch; French born US chef Dominique Crenn has won the Icon Award, and Peruvian chef Pía León has been named Best Female Chef.
What Else is On?
Ahead of the awards ceremony are a number of warm-up events, including:
50 Best Talks - 3 October
On Sunday 3 October at 3pm CET, join the 50 Best Talks from The World’s 50 Best Restaurants.
Chef Daniel Hummfrom New York's Eleven Madison Park, Selassie Atadika from Midunuin Ghana, and Junghyun Park from Atoboy and Atomix in New York, will be discussing the 'aftershock' effects of the coronavirus pandemic on their businesses and cooking philosophy in a talk moderated by culinary historian and writer Regula Ysewijn.
Food Meets Talent - 4 October
Gastronomic luminaries will share the stage in a star-studded warm-up event ahead of the reveal of the 2021 World's 50 Best list in Food Meets Talent by S.Pellegrino, on Monday 4 October in Antwerp, Belgium, at 11.30 CET.
Heston Blumenthal, Clare Smythand Ana Rošare just a few of the big-name chefs who will be sharing their opinions and insights, alongside young talents like Mark Moriarty and Manon Schenckover the two-hour event.
Should the Michelin Guide continue to award stars to Singapore's hawker stalls? Do Singaporeans really care what the Red Guide says about their favourite street food? Singaporean food writer Evelyn Chen shares her point of view.