This thrilling week kicked off with the announcement of the winner of the 2014 World's 50 Best Restaurants list sponsored by S.Pellegrinoand Acqua Panna. As the countdown began in London, everyone anxiously awaited to see who would be number one. Would it be El Celler de Can Roca for the second time in a row?
Cheer and excitement spread like wildfire when a shocked René Redzepi realized his restaurant Noma in Copenhagen has snagged the top spot from El Celler de Can Roca. Watch the chef's speech and his incredible moment in the spotlight as his restaurant became the best in the world for the fourth time. Also, don't miss memorable tidbits from the big event.
Top 10 Dishes in the World
With all the excitement over Redzepi's big win we couldn't leave London hungry. That's why we decided to take a look at the amazing dishes created by the top 10 restaurants in the world. Just what are the chefs cooking up? Here's a gallery fo the most mouthwatering dishes you can imagine, all prepared by chefs from: Noma, El Celler de Can Roca, Osteria Francescana, Eleven Madison Park, Dinner by Heston Blumenthal, Mugaritz, D.O.M., Arzak, Alinea and The Ledbury (listed from one to 10)
Searching For Authentic Pavlova
To make the week even sweeter we delved into the history pavlova, the legendary meringue-based dessert inspired by Russian ballerina Ana Pavlova. Many believe the dessert has Russian roots but, in fact, this sweet treat was created by a chef in New Zealand during the ballerina's visit to the country and neighboring Australia. Amazing, no? Discover more fun facts about pavlova facts here.
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