Last night, the World’s 50 Best Restaurants were revealed in Bilbao, Spain. A new number one and a European top 3, it is!
Osteria Francescana is the World’s Best Restaurant
The first place was for Osteria Francescana, a 3 Michelin star restaurant, located in Modena, Italy. Chef and owner Massimo Bottura is a well-known chef, but the restaurant remains a small and discrete restaurant with only 12 tables. On the menu, you’ll find the Italian classics with an artsy twist and with a focus on local specialties like Five Ages of Parmigiano Reggiano and Adriatic Chowder. The restaurant is not a new winner as it ended first in 2016 as well and second in 2017.
Take a look at the joy of the kitchen team after winning first place in the video below!
Numeroooo unooooo !!! 🎉🎉🎉💪💪💪Fière de faire partie de cette aventure et de cette famille ❤️❤️❤️
Posted by Charlotte Brazi on Tuesday, June 19, 2018
Read more about the extraordinary restaurant here.
European top 3
The second and third place were also for European restaurants, with the famous El Cellar de can Rocca from Girona, Spain on number 2 and Mirazur from Menton, France on number 3. They were number 3 and number 4, respectively, in 2017.
During the ceremony, other chefs and restaurants were awarded with different awards.
Highest Climber: Den, Japan
Hospitality Award: Geranium, Copenhagen
Best Pastry Chef: Cédric Grollet, Le Meurice, Paris
Chef’s Choice Award: Dan Barber, Blue Hill at Stone Barns, Pocantico Hills, USA
Sustainable restaurant award: Azurmendi, Spain
Highest New Entry award: Disfrutar, Spain
Elit Vodka World’s Best Female Chef Award: Clare Smith (restaurant Core, London)
Diners Club Lifetime Achievement Award: Gaston Acurio from Astrid & Gaston
Miele One to Watch: Single Thread, California, Kyle and Katina Connaughton