August 8, 2022


Geranium in Copenhagen takes World’s Finest Restaurant for 2022 as Italy and Spain rise within the rankings

Cooks, restaurateurs and meals journalists gathered in London final evening to rejoice the World’s 50 Finest Eating places awards 2022. The ceremony, hosted by Academy Award-nominee and gourmand Stanley Tucci honoured gastronomic excellence from 24 territories throughout 5 continents, earlier than naming Copenhagen’s Geranium because the world’s finest restaurant in addition to the very best in Europe.

Taking up the primary place from Noma, Geranium, led by chef Rasmus Kofoed, was voted quantity two final yr. The venue’s mission is to create meals that awakens the senses, and chef Kofoed’s meticulous cooking has gained accolades and followers worldwide. Geranium is joined within the high three by Central in Lima (quantity two) and Disfrutar in Barcelona (quantity three).

The perfect performing nations are Italy and Spain, each that includes six entries every. Uliassi (quantity 12) in Senigallia, Italy is the winner of the Highest New Entry Award in recognition of the restaurant’s up to date delicacies impressed by the traditions of the Adriatic Coast.

South America continues to make culinary waves, as Central in Lima is ranked second within the record and the very best in South America, with the continent boasting eight eating places general, together with new entry Mayta (32nd place) in Lima and Oteque (47th) in Rio de Janeiro. Asia follows with seven eating places within the rating, with new entries Sorn in Bangkok (quantity 39) and La Cime, Osaka (quantity 41). The perfect restaurant in Asia is Den in Tokyo (rated 20th), whereas record debutant Fyn in Cape City (37th) is topped the very best restaurant in Africa. Pujol (quantity 5) in Mexico Metropolis takes the very best restaurant in North America spot for the third time.

William Drew, director of content material for 50 Finest, feedback: “We’re delighted to announce the 2022 record and to rejoice Geranium as the brand new primary. Rasmus Kofoed, Søren Ledet and their staff have created an unforgettable eating expertise, taking seasonal cooking to superlative heights and delivering exact, lovely and stylish meals that mixes artwork and flavour alongside a groundbreaking drinks programme. Geranium has cemented its standing as a world culinary vacation spot and a much-deserved winner of the coveted World’s Finest Restaurant title. It’s also very thrilling to recognise this numerous record of eating places unfold throughout 5 continents and to see this vibrant culinary neighborhood coming collectively to rejoice in London.”  

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The Artwork of Hospitality Award is introduced to Atomix, a 14-seat tasting menu restaurant set round a single U-shaped counter in New York, run by husband and spouse staff Junghyun “JP” and Ellia Park. With JP main the kitchen and Ellia the entrance of home, the duo ship a standout culinary expertise, providing modern Korean delicacies and impeccable service to worldwide guests and New Yorkers alike.

René Frank of Coda, Berlin, is the recipient of the World’s Finest Pastry Chef award. The famend pastry chef leads Germany’s first and solely specialist high-end dessert restaurant. Frank’s modern and memorable creations, with a foundation in conventional methods, have attracted an ever-growing fanbase, in addition to serving to to construct the chef’s status internationally.

Launched as a brand new award for 2022, the World’s Finest Sommelier title is awarded to Josep Roca, sommelier and co-owner of El Celler de Can Roca in Girona, Spain. Roca is a world-renowned sommelier, whose expertise exemplifies excellence inside wine and meals and whose ardour is charming. El Celler de Can Roca, which Josep runs together with his brothers Joan and Jordi, now sits within the Better of the Finest corridor of fame, having gained the World’s Finest Restaurant title in each 2013 and 2015.

Additional new entries embrace: Alchemist (18) and Jordnær (38), each in Copenhagen; The Jane (23) in Antwerp; Le Clarence (28) in Paris; St Hubertus (29) in San Cassiano, Italy; and Ikoyi (49) in London.

Nobelhart & Schmutzig (quantity 17) is awarded the Villa Massa Highest Climber Award, after the Berlin restaurant climbed 28 locations because the publication of the 2021 record. Pleased with its “vocally native” philosophy, Nobelhart & Schmutzig units its focus firmly on its producers, leading to excessive demand for its ten-course signature menu.

Jorge Vallejo, chef-owner of Quintonil (quantity 9) in Mexico Metropolis, wins the Estrella Damm Cooks’ Alternative Award. Voted on by his friends – the world’s main cooks – this accolade goes to a chef who has had a big affect on the culinary neighborhood.

Aponiente within the south-west of Spain takes residence the Flor de Caña Sustainable Restaurant Award. This award is independently audited by the Sustainable Restaurant Affiliation, which charges institutions that self-nominate for the award primarily based on a variety of standards, together with environmental and social accountability.

The night additionally celebrated these honoured with pre-announced particular awards. These included the Champions of Change winners: Dieuveil Malonga, Koh Seng Choon and duo Olia Hercules and Alissa Timoshkina; Leonor Espinosa, winner of the World’s Finest Feminine Chef award; social entrepreneur Wawira Njiru, winner of the Icon award; and Marseille restaurant AM par Alexandre Mazzia, winner of the American Categorical One to Watch award.

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The 50 Finest ceremony, held on the historic Previous Billingsgate Market within the Metropolis of London, marked the 20th yr of the celebrated international gastronomic rating, and the return to the British capital after seven years.

The voting course of

The World’s 50 Finest Eating places 2022 record is voted for by 1,080 worldwide restaurant trade specialists and well-travelled gourmets who make up the World’s 50 Finest Eating places Academy. The gender-balanced Academy contains 27 separate areas all over the world, every of which has 40 members, together with a chairperson. No sponsor from the occasion has any affect over the voting course of. The World’s 50 Finest Eating places record is independently adjudicated by skilled providers consultancy Deloitte. This adjudication ensures that the integrity and authenticity of the voting course of and the ensuing record of the World’s 50 Finest Eating places 2022 is protected. 

Better of the very best

These within the elite group of number-one-ranked eating places (listed beneath) have greater than proved their value and can now be eternally honoured as iconic eating locations within the Better of the Finest corridor of fame. The cooks and restaurateurs who’ve led their eating places to the head of the record have expressed their want to put money into the way forward for the sector and provides again to the meals world by means of new tasks and initiatives. The next eating places have been named primary within the World’s 50 Finest Eating places because the record’s inception and have been subsequently not eligible for voting in 2022 and past: 

  • El Bulli (2002, 2006-2009)
  • The French Laundry (2003-2004)
  • The Fats Duck (2005)
  • Noma (2010-2012, 2014 and 2021 due to the brand new location)
  • El Celler de Can Roca (2013, 2015)
  • Osteria Francescana (2016, 2018)
  • Eleven Madison Park (2017)
  • Mirazur (2019)

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Images: Filippo L’Astorina

The 50 Finest lists 2022: 1-50 and 51-100

Rating

Institution

Metropolis

Nation

1

Geranium

Copenhagen

Denmark

2

Central

Lima

Peru

3

Disfrutar

Barcelona

Spain

4

Diverxo

Madrid

Spain

5

Pujol

Mexico Metropolis

Mexico

6

Asador Etxebarri

Atxondo

Spain

7

A Casa do Porco

São Paulo

Brazil

8

Lido 84

Gardone Riviera

Italy

9

Quintonil

Mexico Metropolis

Mexico

10

Le Calandre

Rubano

Italy

11

Maido

Lima, Peru

Peru

12

Uliassi

Senigallia

Italy

13

Steirereck

Vienna

Austria

14

Don Julio

Buenos Aires

Argentina

15

Reale

Castel di Sangro

Italy

16

Elkano

Getaria

Spain

17

Nobelhart & Schmutzig

Berlin

Germany

18

Alchemist

Copenhagen

Denmark

19

Piazza Duomo

Alba

Italy

20

Den

Tokyo

Japan

21

Mugaritz

San Sebastian

Spain

22

Septime

Paris

France

23

The Jane

Antwerp

Belgium

24

The Chairman

Hong Kong

Hong Kong

25

Frantzén

Stockholm

Sweden

26

Restaurant Tim Raue

Berlin

Germany

27

Hof Van Cleve

Kruishoutem

Belgium

28

Le Clarence

Paris

France

29

St. Hubertus

San Cassiano

Italy

30

Florilège

Tokyo

Japan

31

Arpège

Paris

France

32

Mayta

Lima, Peru

Peru

33

Atomix

New York

USA

34

Hiša Franko

Kobarid

Slovenia

35

The Clove Membership

London

UK

36

Odette

Singapore

Singapore

37

Fyn

Cape City

South Africa

38

Jordnær

Copenhagen

Denmark

39

Sorn

Bangkok

Thailand

40

Schloss Schauenstein

Fürstenau

Switzerland

41

La Cime

Osaka

Japan

42

Quique Dacosta

Denia

Spain

43

Boragó

Santiago

Chile

44

Le Bernardin

New York

USA

45

Narisawa

Tokyo

Japan

46

Belcanto

Lisbon

Portugal

47

Oteque

Rio de Janeiro

Brazil

48

Leo

Bogotá

Colombia

49

Ikoyi

London

UK

50

SingleThread

Healdsburg

USA

51

Alcalde

Guadalajara

Mexico

52

Sud 777

Mexico Metropolis

Mexico

53

D.O.M.

São Paulo

Brazil

54

Lyle’s

London

UK

55

Azurmendi

Larrabetzu

Spain

56

La Colombe

Cape City

South Africa

57

Trèsind Studio

Dubai

UAE

58

Alléno Paris au Pavillon Ledoyen

Paris

France

59

Sazenka

Tokyo

Japan

60

Rosetta

Mexico Metropolis

Mexico

61

La Grenouillère

La Madelaine-sous-Montreuil

France

62

Ernst

Berlin

Germany

63

Chef’s Desk at Brooklyn Fare

New York

USA

64

Fu He Hui

Shanghai

China

65

Le Du

Bangkok

Thailand

66

Sühring

Bangkok

Thailand

67

Evvai

São Paulo

Brazil

68

Kjolle

Lima

Peru

69

Cosme

New York

USA

70

Zén

Singapore

Singapore

71

Mingles

Seoul

South Korea

72

Atelier Crenn

San Francisco

USA

73

Kol

London

UK

74

Blue Hill at Stone Barns

Pocantico Hills

USA

75

Samrub Samrub Thai

Bangkok

Thailand

76

Neighborhood

Hong Kong

Hong Kong

77

Desk by Bruno Verjus

Paris

France

78

Lasai

Rio de Janeiro

Brazil

79

Estela

New York

USA

80

AM par Alexandre Mazzia

Marseille

France

81

Brat

London

UK

82

Sézanne

Tokyo

Japan

83

El Chato

Bogotá

Colombia

84

Gimlet at Cavendish Home

Melbourne

Australia

85

Raan Jay Fai

Bangkok

Thailand

86

Mikla

Istanbul

Turkey

87

Orfali Bros Bistro

Dubai

UAE

88

Mishiguene

Buenos Aires

Argentina

89

Máximo Bistrot

Mexico Metropolis

Mexico

90

Wolfgat

Paternoster

South Africa

91

Oriole

Chicago

USA

92

Indian Accent

New Delhi

India

93

Hertog Jan at Botanic Sanctuary

Antwerp

Belgium

94

Burnt Ends

Singapore

Singapore

95

Meta

Singapore

Singapore

96

Maní

São Paulo

Brazil

97

Benu

San Francisco

USA

98

Tantris

Munich

Germany

99

Flocons de Sel

Megève

France

100

Wing

Hong Kong

Hong Kong

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