Asia 50 Best Restaurants

The full list of Asia'a 50 Best Restaurants 2016 will be announced on February 29th 2016 at the W Hotel in Bangkok: 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.

As last year, while waiting for the list to be revealed, some special awards have been assigned in advance. 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.

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.

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