50 Best Restaurants

CONGRATULATIONS TO OSTERIA FRANCESCANA, WORLD'S 50 BEST RESTAURANT 2018 # 1!

Osteria Francescana in Modena, Italy, run by Massimo Bottura is the #1 of the World's 50 Best Restaurants 2018 List, sponsored by S.Pellegrino and Acqua Panna. The event was LIVE-STREAMED ON THIS PAGE on the 19 June 2018 in Bilbao.

The Roca's and their restaurant El Celler de Can Roca restaurant in Girona was second. Third spot on the list went to Mauro Colagreco for Mirazur restaurant in Menton, fourth was last year's winner, Eleven Madison Park, and Gaggan took fifth place.

SPECIAL WORLD'S 50 BEST RESTAURANTS AWARDS 

The Chef's Choice Award 2018, voted for by chef peers, went to Dan Barber, while French patissier Cédric Grolet was named the World's Best Pastry Chef.

The Ferrari Trento Art of Hospitality Award went to Rasmus Kofoed at Geranium in Copenhagen and Azurmendi in the Basque country scooped The Sustainable Restaurant Award.

Disfrutar in Barcelona won the Highest New Entry Award and the Highest Climber Award went to Den in Tokyo.

The 50 Best BBVA Scholarship 2018 was awarded to Jessie Liu from Taiwan.

A number of awards were already known ahead of the ceremony: British chef Clare Smyth was named elit Vodka World's Best Female Chef, Peru's Gaston Acurio was nominated for the Diners Club® Lifetime Achievement Award, while SingleThread, the farm restaurant in Northern California from husband and wife team Kyle and Katina Connaughton won the Miele One to Watch Award 2018.

Here you find the full 2018 World's Best Restaurants List.

2018 WARM-UP EVENTS

Ahead of the World’s 50 Best Restaurants 2018 , the #50BestTalks was held on the 17 June at the Basque Culinary Center in San Sebastian. This time the theme focused on ‘Life Cycle,’ with seven of the world’s best chefs reflecting on the journey of their food from conception to consumption:  Joan Roca, Eneko Atxa, Gaggan Anand, Clare Smyth, Dan Barber, Paul Pairet and Christina Tosi.

Food meets Art presented by S.Pellegrino at the Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao on the 18th June, featured both chefs and artists and the presentation of its new design project, The Journey of Water. Two of the best chefs in the world, Alain Passard and Massimo Bottura, both famous for their love of art, together with Portuguese artist Joana Vasconcelos and architect/designer Giulio Cappellini, had a fascinating discussion on the relationship betweent art and food, chaired by curator Marta Arzak.

Stay tuned for all the news and updates following the hashtag #Worlds50Best.

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