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The full list of Asia's 50 Best Restaurants 2016 will be announced on February 29th 2016, at 8:00 PM Bangkok time (1:00 PM GMT), at the W Hotel in Bangkok and livestreamed on this page: it will be the fourth time the event - sponsored by S.Pellegrino and Acqua Panna - awarding the best restaurants and chefs across Asia has taken place, but the first time it will leave its original location of Singapore.
Be sure to tune into the Fine Dining Lovers Live Stream (click on this page) at 1:00 PM GMT as we bring you all the action direct from the venue, we’ll also be keeping you up to date on Twitter as the night progresses. Join the Event also on Facebook to receive all alerts!
The only questions left is, just who do you think will win? As last year, while waiting for the list to be revealed, some special awards have been assigned in advance.
ASIA'S 50 BEST RESTAURANTS 2016 | LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD
Chef David Thompson of the Nahm restaurant in Bangkok and the Long Chim restaurant in Singapore has been picked as the recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award
ASIA'S 50 BEST RESTAURANTS 2016 | BEST FEMALE CHEF
Margarita Forés has been picked as Asia's Best Female Chef. Forés, who was originally inspired to cook by a trip to Italy back in 1987, was awarded the prize for her work in Manila where she operate a number of Italian inspired restaurants and catering company. The chef has also recently opened a culinary institute in the Philippines.
ASIA'S 50 BEST RESTAURANTS 2016 | ONE TO WATCH
The Florilège restaurant in Tokyo - run and owned by chef Hiroyasu Kawate - has been picked as the recipient of the One to Watch Award ahead of the announcement of Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants list 2016. Florilège is owned and run by chef Hiroyasu Kawate who will pick up his award on February 29th at the W Hotel in Bangkok during the fourth annual Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants ceremony.
In 2015 chef Gaggan Anand's Gaggan restaurant in Bangkok, Thailand, ws at the top of Asia's 50 Best Restaurants list. Chef Yoshihiro Narisawa took second position for his Les Creations de Narisawa restaurant in Tokyo, Japan and third place was awarded to Paul Pairet’s multi-sensory dining experience Ultraviolet in Shanghai.