Since 2002, The World’s 50 Best Restaurants has reflected the diversity of the world's culinary landscape. Thanks to its panel of more than 1,000 culinary experts, as well as its structured and audited voting procedure, the annual list of the world's finest restaurants provides a snapshot of some of the best destinations for unique culinary experiences, in addition to being a barometer for global gastronomic trends.
With the annual awards ceremony held in London from 2003 to 2015 before starting a global tour with its first stops in New York in 2016 and Melbourne in 2017, The World’s 50 Best Restaurants creates a fantastic opportunity to bring an incredible community of chefs together from around the world. The next edition of The World's 50 Best Restaurants will take place in Bilbao, Spain in June 2018.
It is more than just a list. It is a celebration of the universality of cuisines, which is also explored in the #50BestTalks series of live culinary conferences and demonstrations, as well as the events that focus on the gastronomic strengths of a particular region, namely Asia's 50 Best Restaurants and Latin America's 50 Best Restaurants. With a social media following of more than 1 million food lovers, the brand also has an extraordinary reach into the global gastronomic community through its digital channels.
When gastro-tourism began to rise in popularity, The World's 50 Best Restaurants earned its legitimacy as a compass for fledgling gourmets, unveiling up-and-coming chefs and culinary trends and showcasing the subtlety and complexity of various cuisines from around the world.
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