Danish eatery Geranium, headed by chef Rasmus Kofoed in Copenhagen, was named “Best Restaurant in the World 2022” in London on Monday night, while the 20th…e Anniversary of the influential 50 Best Restaurants ranking, which once again shunned French chefs.
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Lima’s Central Peruvian restaurant comes second in this ranking of the world’s 50 best restaurants, compiled by the British specialist magazine restaurantthe most coveted of world gastronomy.
Two Spanish tables follow, Barcelona establishment Disfrutar (3e) and Diverxo from Madrid (4e).
This is the second year in a row that a Danish restaurant has been crowned, Geranium, which took second place in the ’50 Best’ last year, replacing Noma.
Nature-inspired chef Rasmus Kofoed won the Bocuse d’or in 2011 and his establishment received the country’s first three Michelin stars in 2016.
The Colombian Leonor Espinosa also received the award for the “best cook in the world” as the successor to the Peruvian Pía León. His Leo restaurant in Bogota ranks 48the.
Like last year, only three French restaurants, all Parisian, were recognized in the top 50: Bertrand Grébaud’s Septime, which climbed two places to sit at number 22e rank, Le Clarence by Christophe Pelé, Newcomer (28e) and Arpège by Alain Passard, relegated to 31e position (-8 places).
Located at 41e th place in 2021, Alléno Paris at the Ledoyen Pavilion, by Yannick Alléno, dropped to 58e Square. The second part of the Top 100, unveiled upstream in early July, honored a total of five Tricolor tables, including Alexandre Mazzia’s Marseille AM, which gave him the Chef to Follow award.
“50 Best” has been awarded since 2002 by 1,080 “independent experts” (chefs, specialist journalists, restaurateurs, etc.) who, under the leadership of the magazine, have evaluated their experiences over the past 18 months restaurant by the British press group William Reed.
Distributed in 27 regions of the world with 40 voters each, they can vote for 10 restaurants, at least three of which are outside their region.
The ceremony, originally scheduled in Moscow, was moved to London following the Russian invasion of Ukraine in February.
There was also no Russian table on the list, as the organizers announced in March.
The legitimacy of this multi-brand sponsored classification is regularly disputed, particularly by French chefs who accuse it of complacency and opacity. In response, its critics, French but also Japanese and American, launched “La liste” in 2015, a ranking of 1000 tables around the world.