London’s Guildhall will play host to the glitterati of the gastronomic world on Monday 30 April at the 2012 World’s 50 Best Restaurants awards, sponsored by S.Pellegrino & Acqua Panna.
The industry is holding its breath to see whether Rene’ Redzepi and his team from Noma in Denmark can make it 3 years in a row at the coveted top spot.
The Brits also waits in anticipation to see whether Blumenthals’ new offering; Dinner by Heston Blumenthal as well as The Fat Duck will feature on the list.
Europe, which always puts in a strong performance at the awards(!), already has plenty to celebrate after Elena Arzak Espina, Joint Head Chef from Spanish establishment Arzak, was named the Veuve Clicquot World’s Best Female Chef award earlier this month.
The USA is also ready in high spirits after the legendary Thomas Keller of The French Laundry and more recently Per Se, was awarded the Lifetime Achievement accolade after spending each of the past 10 years of the awards with at least one restaurant on the list.
If you’re not planning to attend the event, available to pre-order now, is the book that will list the top 50 restaurants in the world. The book presents information on the restaurants, their locations, chefs and their style of food.
Millions of people across the world will also be able to tune in to watch the awards as its being live streamed on: www.finedininglovers.com