Pending the announcement of the winner and ranking, here are the news of the World’s 50 Best Restaurants 2019
Tuesday 25 will be an evening in full Hollywood style as is now tradition for the proclamation of the winners of the World’s 50 Best Restaurants, the ranking of best 50 chefs in the world, whose appearance 18 years ago it shuffled the cards compared to the venerable Michelin with the introduction of new rules of judgment and a parterre of a thousand traveling judges. The chosen venue, each year different, this year is Singapore. With two new features.
The first concerns the list of so-called Back 50, because behind the Best 50, there have always been another 50, in hopeful ascent, whose position is announced in advance of the grand finale. A high marketing move to keep the tension alive during the year with various moments of recall, including the best woman chef and the restaurant to keep an eye on. This year the list of back passes from 51 to 70. The declared intent is to develop diversity, entering 30% of new territories. "Only Antarctica is missing," someone noted. The addition of 20 clubs to the 100 coincides, with another clever move, with the 120 years of San Pellegrino, historic sponsor of the Award.
The second novelty lies in the fact that the restaurants that have won first place in recent years, from 2019 will not appear among the judges "to make room for change”, As decided by the managers of the 50 BEST.
We, that summit, touched it last year with the Franciscan of Massimo Bottura in Modena, preceded by Eleven Park of New York, and from Celler de Can Roca of Girona (Spain). It is an exception René Redzepi del Noma of Copenhagen, first on several occasions, which returns with the Noma 2.0, its new venue and its new formula.
And the rest of Italy, how are you? The scale is in motion: the Real of Niko Romito in Castel di Sangro, it has moved from place 36 to 51 – perhaps due to its adherence to a very minimalist style difficult to replicate in its new openings. But with Uliassi in Senigallia at 61, with Lido 84 in Gardone Riviera at 78 (also in the "One to Watch" section and with the St, Hubertus in Alta Val Badia to 116, the climb is interesting.
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