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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...
Rene Redezepi -Noma - Copenhagen
The book publisher Phaidon has released great collection of pictures taken from Rene Redzepi's Nordic Food Lab in Copenhagen. Rene is seen by many as the world's best chef, twice picking up the number one spot on The World's 50 Best Restaurants List.
The lab is the chefs way of building a space to experiment with food and includes his own herb garden. No glue and wood was allowed in the design giving an asthetic finish similar to that seen on the plates of his famous dishes. The lab is built on Noma's existing site and housed in an 18th century warehouse. The pictures are taken from Noma's book which also includes over 90 recipes from Rene himself.
Thomas Keller - French Laundry - California
Thomas Keller owner of The French Laundry and number 10 on the 50 Best List, Per Se in New York is a special kind of chef. His tasting menu changes daily depending on what is around and it's often said he has served more than 30,000 different dishes at Per Se alone.
His food is beautiful, fresh and of course seasonal and The World's 50 Best Restaurants blog have recently been to visit Keller at the French Laundry in California and brought back a gallery of pictures of the tasting menu of the day. A nice look at what sort of food you can expect to eat at somewhere like the French Laundry.
Davide Scabin - Combal.Zero - Turin
The Italian chef Davide Scabin, 28th on the 50 Best Restaurants list in 2011, will appear at the Noosa International Food and Wine Festival on the 17th - 20th May in Australia. Taking place on Queensland's sunshine coast the event offers people the chance to 'talk, taste, dine and debate' food over fours days.
With tastes of Australia and the surrounding areas, fresh fish, Thai curry, Indian herbs, Indonesian fruits and even a spice trail in which guests dine on a tasting menu centered on the herbs and spices of the garden they're sat in.