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...
Pierre Gagnaire - Pierre Gagnaire - Paris
The French chef, Pierre Gagnaire, will appear at the InterContinental Bali Resort providing cooking lessons in the morning and a very special five course meal for those lucky enough to book a place at his evening dinner.
The chef was 16th on The World's 50 Best Restaurants list in 2011 and despite now owning at least 10 restaurants around the world including one in Las Vegas and Dubai and Hong Kong at 62 years old the chef shows no signs of slowing down. His cooking classes and dinner will take place on April 21st in Bali.
Sergio Herman - Oud Sluis - Cadzand
Sergio Herman is the Dutch chef of the Oud Sluis restaurant and has been running now for three generations. The restaurant is dedicated to locally caught and highly fresh fish from the Zeeland coast and Herman has built quite the reputation in the food world.
In 2011 the restaurant was 17 on The World's 50 Best Restaurants List and although it's rating changes annually the venue has been on the list since the selection started in 2003. The chefs search for the freshest and tastiest ingredients mean his restaurants days are long, packed with activity and very high energy.
This is certainly the impression given this new video by TheRobinhoRoxShow on Youtube. The video documents a day at Oud Sluis with an entire day of work summed up in just five minutes - a great watch for anyone who wants to see just how one of the world's best kitchen teams set about their work.
Massimo Bottura - Osteria Francescana - Modena
The Italian chef, Massimo Bottura, has just returned from the slow food festival in Tuscany. The event was part of an alliance formed in 2009 between the chefs and Slow Food Presida with the two groups coming together to work closely together.
Over 100 producers, 60 slow food creators and over 70 top chefs came together for the two day event covering issues such as distribution channels, supply methods and the role restaurants can play in local agricultural development. Massimo who runs the Osteria Francescana restaurant in Modena Italy was voted the number 4 on the 50 Best Restaurants list in 2011 and is a chef who is truly dedicated to the local producers of his region - something FDL found out when we went to Modena to interview him.