This is the first time the awards will take place in New York following 14 successful years in London since their inception in 2002. The ceremony itself will be held at Cipriani Wall Street in Manhattan (pictured above), with many of the world’s top chefs and gastronomes expected to attend.
The decision to relocate the World’s 50 Best Restaurants was made in recognition of the awards’ global reach. William Drew, Group Editor of the World’s 50 Best Restaurants, said the organisation wanted to reflect its position as a global brand, “not just in the restaurants we celebrate, but also in the locations of the events themselves.” Drew enthused about New York, saying he was excited to be heading to “one of the planet’s most exhilarating dining destinations.”
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