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Central in Lima Takes the Crown at The World's 50 Best Restaurants 2023

The World's 50 Best Restaurants 2023 announcement ceremony
The World's 50 Best Restaurants 2023 announcement ceremony

On the 20th of June 2023 in Valencia, Spain, the gastronomy community gathered to celebrate The World's 50 Best Restaurants Awards 2023, sponsored by S.Pellegrino & Acqua Panna. Lima's Central was announced as The World's Best Restaurant 2023 and The Best Restaurant in South America 2023. The awards ceremony occurred at the Les Arts Opera House and recognized the top culinary talent from twenty four territories across five continents.

Lima's Central took crown as the best restaurant in the world 2023
Lima's Central took crown as the best restaurant in the world 2023

The Lima restaurant of chefs Virgilio Martinez and Pía León has claimed the number one spot, replacing last year's winner Geranium from Copenhagen, which has now been inducted into the Best of the Best Hall of Fame.

This year, several Asian restaurants made it to the list of the best restaurants. Singapore's Odette secured the 14th spot on the list, while Thailand's Le Du, which was named The Best Restaurant in Asia at Asia's 50 Best Restaurants 2023, entered the list for the first time at No.15. Gaggan Anand, another Thai restaurant, also made its debut on the list and was ranked at No.17. Den, Florilège, and Sézanne, all from Japan, secured the 21st, 27th, and 37th spots, respectively. The Chairman from Hong Kong was ranked at No.50.

This year's honourable awards went to:

  • Pía Salazar of Nuema in Quito, Ecuador, received The World's Best Pastry Chef Award, sponsored by Sosa

  • The Beronia World's Best Sommelier Award was presented to Miguel Ángel Millán of Diverxo in Madrid, Spain

  • Fyn in Cape Town won the Flor de Caña Sustainable Restaurant Award

  • Table by Bruno Verjus (No.10) in Paris, France, took homes the Highest New Entry Award, sponsored by Aspire Lifestyles

  • Atomix (No.8) was awarded the Villa Massa Highest Climber Award, as the New York restaurant climbs 25 places from the 2022 list

  • Alchemist (No.5) in Copenhagen, Denmark, won the Gin Mare Art of Hospitality Award

  • Estrella Damm Chefs' Choice Award went to Julien Royer of Odette in Singapore

Mark your calendars to watch live streamings of Asia's 50 Best Bars 2023 and The World's 50 Best Bars on YouTube! The announcement ceremony of these highly anticipated lists will take place in Hong Kong on the 18th of July, 2023, and Singapore on the 17th of October, 2023, respectively.

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