February 04, 2014

The World's 50 Best Restaurants 2014 Date Confirmed

THE WORLD’S 50 BEST RESTAURANTS 2014

DATE CONFIRMED: 28TH APRIL, LONDON

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As it enters its 12th year, The World’s 50 Best Restaurants 2014, sponsored by S.Pellegrino & Acqua Panna, will be returning to London’s historic Guildhall for a prestigious ceremony on Monday 28th April. Last year’s awards saw Spanish restaurant El Celler de Can Roca end Noma’s three-year reign as the S.Pellegrino World’s Best Restaurant, having spent the two previous years waiting in the wings at no.2 on the list. With three restaurants in the top 10, Spain led the upper echelons of the list in 2013, with both France and the USA also boasting a strong overall presence having six restaurants each in the top 50. Each year the awards provide an annual snapshot of the world’s gastronomic scene; a globally recognised and respected reference point which showcases leading trends from all corners of the Earth.
The Awards 
At the ceremony, The World's 50 Best Restaurants are announced, culminating in the coveted award for the S.Pellegrino World's Best Restaurant. Further award categories include The Veuve Clicquot World's Best Female Chef and The Diners Club Lifetime Achievement Award. In 2014, The World’s 50 Best Restaurants will recognize a new individual award category: The World’s Best Pastry Chef, sponsored byCacao Barry. The World’s 50 Best Restaurants is organised by Restaurant magazine and presented in the company of the world’s most influential restaurateurs, finest chefs and assembled international media.  
How the list is compiled
The list is created from the votes of The Diners Club® World’s 50 Best Restaurants Academy, an influential group of over 900 international leaders in the restaurant industry. The Academy comprises 26 separate regions around the world, each of which has 36 members, including a chairperson, and each member can cast seven votes. Of those seven, at least three votes must recognise restaurants outside of the academy member’s own region. The panel in each region is made up of food critics, chefs, restaurateurs and highly regarded ‘gastronomes’. Members list their choices in order of preference, based on their best restaurant experiences of the previous 18 months. There is no pre-determined check-list of criteria.
Results
The results will be published online at www.theworlds50best.com as soon as they have been announced to the assembled chefs and Academy members at The World’s 50 Best Restaurants ceremony in London on the evening of 28thApril. Everyone is welcome to watch the list being unveiled live online via www.finedininglovers.com and the official Twitter site @theworld50best will have up to the minute updates from the Guildhall as the magic unfolds. The results will also feature in the May issue of Restaurant magazine and a standalone World’s 50 Best Restaurants Guide will be available for sale from 29th April. William Drew, Group Editor of Restaurant magazine and The World’s 50 Best Restaurants, said:As we enter our 12th year of The World’s 50 Best Restaurants, we are pleased to confirm the date of the awards for 2014. “As always we strive to ensure the results reflect the current global dining scene, with the system enabling members to vote far and wide from small, unknown restaurants in secluded regions to the best-known restaurants in the world. “We are proud of the integrity upheld by our Academy and have no doubt the 2014 list will prove to be as exciting and inspiring as ever.” Become a fan on Facebook: www.facebook.com/50bestrestaurants S.Pellegrino and Aqua Panna are main sponsors of the awards. S.Pellegrino and Acqua Panna are the leading natural mineral waters in the fine dining world. Together they interpret Italian style worldwide as a synthesis of excellence, pleasure and well-being.  To view last year’s list and all events, log on to www.theworlds50bestrestaurants.com
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