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...
Joan Roca - El Celler De Can Roca - Girona
Joan Roca, one of the three brothers behind the world famous El Celler De Can Roca restaurant in Spain, has received the Grand Prix de l'Art de la Cuisine (The Grand Prize Art of the Kitchen) for his 'sublime' work in the kitchen.
The award was given by the International Academy of Gastronomy claiming that the Roca brothers restaurant in Girona has become one of the biggest drivers of tourism to Catalonia and Spain and that with the award Joan "joins the elite of the best chefs in the world". The Roca brother's restaurant came 2nd on The World's 50 Best Restaurants list in 2011.
Rene Redzepi - Noma - Denmark
Rene Redzepi, owner of The World's Best Restaurant, will be hosting a lecture at UCLA titled "The Exploration of Deliciousness" as part of the universities Science and Food series. The Danish chef will be joined by Amy Rowat and Lars Williams from the Nordic Food Lab on May the 7th to deliver the talk.
The original lecture was intended for APril the 2nd but was cancelled.
Davide Scabin - Combal.zero - Turin
Playing to the age old line that "chefs are the new rock stars" the Italian chef, Davide Scabin, has appeared in an article in the Italian section of Playboy. The chef, famous for his Combal.zero restaurant in Turin, talked with the magazine about his vices inside and outside the kitchen and how he sees himself as a food pusher surrounded by addicts.
Scabin's Combal.Zero restaurant placed 28 on the World's 50 Best Restaurants in 2011.