A new edition of The World's 50 Best Restaurants, sponsored by S. Pellegrino and Acqua Panna, will return to the historic Guildhall in London for a prestigious ceremony.
The awards provide an annual snapshot of the global gastronomic scene; they are a recognized and respected benchmark which shows the main trends and remarkable culinary treasures from all corners of the Earth.
In 2014, 49 of the 50 restaurants in the list attended the gala event. This time the Noma restaurant in Copenhagen regained the title of S. Pellegrino World's best restaurant.
This year, for the first time, the top 50 restaurants in the world will be working with professionals in consulting services from Deloitte as an independent official partner. Deloitte will ensure the integrity and authenticity of the voting process and the resulting list of the 50 best restaurants in the world 2015 will become protected.
William Drew, editor of the top 50 restaurants in the world Group, said: “We are very pleased to confirm the date of the awards for the World's 50 Best Restaurants 2015 on Monday, June 1st”.
“As always, we strive to ensure that the results reflect the current global gastronomic scene, with a system that allows members to vote throughout the world, from small and unknown restaurants in remote areas to some of the best known restaurants in the world”, said Drew.
“This year, we are delighted to introduce the worldwide renowned consulting firm Deloitte as an independent judge to validate the voting process and the resulting list. We believe this is an important step in strengthening the integrity and credibility of The World's 50 Best Restaurants”, he said finally.
In the ceremony, the top 50 restaurants will be announced, and it will culminate with the coveted award for the S. Pellegrino Best Restaurant in the World. In addition to other awards categories, including Veuve Clicquot World's Best Female Artist and Diners Club® Life Achievement Award.
The list of the World's top 50 restaurants will be presented in the company of the best chefs and international media gathered. The list of nominees is created from the votes of the Diners Club® World's 50 Best Restaurants Academy, an influential group of nearly 1,000 international leaders in the gastronomic community.
The Academy has 27 separate regions around the world. Each region has 36 members, including a president, and each member can cast seven votes. Of the seven, at least 3 votes go to restaurants outside the region of the member itself.
M. Chapoutier Bila Haut L'Esquerda 2013: a red wine from the Côtes du Roussillon Villages DO with the best bunches of 2013 syrah and grenache and presents an alcohol content of 14º.
Veuve Clicquot Brut: a sparkling wine with Champagne DO made with pinot Noir and pinot Meunier and with an alcohol proof of 12º.
* Picture: Angelo Amboldi (flickr)