The World’s 50 Best Restaurants have announced the launch of Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants, sponsored by S.Pellegrino & Acqua Panna, to be held in Singapore at the end of February 2013.
The Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants list will cover East, South East and South Asia and will be voted for by the World’s 50 Best Restaurants’ Academy of judges as part of the overall voting for the World’s 50 Best Restaurants.
A supplementary list of ‘Chefs’ local favourites’ recommended by chefs on Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants List will also be published, adding to the depth of understanding and discovery of Asia’s food culture, hidden restaurants and cuisine styles. Singapore is already established as an exciting and dynamic destination for fine dining in Asia, with several of the world’s best chefs based there, Tetsuya, Daniel Boulud, Wolfgang Puck, Guy Savoy and Jason Atherton in addition to plenty of home grown talent like Ignacious Chan (Iggy’s).
“The diversity of cuisines across Asia should make this list a highly anticipated annual affair, and we are of course very pleased that Singapore will be playing host to the awards ceremony next year. We will certainly also continue to do our best as one of Asia’s emerging culinary capitals,” says Ms Aw Kah Peng, Chief Executive of Singapore Tourism Board.
“We are thrilled to launch Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants, which we have been researching over the past year". says Sue Woodward, Director of The World’s 50 Best Restaurants, "The number of restaurants in Asia on The World’s 50 Best Restaurants list has been increasing year on year and we believe that the restaurant industry in Asia is ready for a credible and transparent restaurant list. The region’s dining scene is rich in diversity, yet relatively undiscovered and the dedicated list for Asia will allow us to highlight more of this talent than we can in the Worlds 50 Best Restaurants List. “We want to encourage a shared fraternity of top chefs in Asia, similar to what we have in London, bringing together the best chefs, sharing ideas and celebrating gastronomy together”, added Woodward.