WOLFGAT IS THE RESTAURANT OF THE YEAR
The inaugural edition of The World Restaurant Awards, the new contest created by the food writers Joe Warwick and Andrea Petrini in partnership with producers IMG, has crowned its champions: Wolfgat restaurant in South Africa is the winner of The Restaurant of the Year award.
Wolfgat, which is operated by chef Kobus van der Merwe, was also highlighted as the winner of the Off-Map dining destination: an award specifically for remote restaurants.
The Original Thinking award went to Le Clarence in Paris and the Atmosphere award went to Vespertine in Los Angeles. The 18 award categories on the night covered a diverse mix, with everything from Tattoo-Free-Chef to the Ethical Thinking, Trolley of The Year to Enduring Classic.
Fine Dining Lovers was media partner of the new concept Oscars style televised ceremony, that presented awards in 18 categories, divided into "Big" and "Small" plates, designed to capture the breadth and depth of the world's restaurant community.
The categories will change each year in collaboration and consultation with the judging panel, including some of the biggest icons in food, including big-name chefs like Elena Arzak, and Alex Atala plus assorted international restaurant journalists.
Stay tuned on Fine Dining Lovers social media and join us for our live footages from Paris following the hashtags #worldrestaurantawards and #FDLinsider!
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