Indian Accent Awarded Best Restaurant in India, Gaggan is Second Best in Asia
Delhi's Indian Accent is India's sole representative in the top 50 list, with chef Manish Mehrotra's efforts having been lauded in each edition of the leading restaurant guide.
The 2019 line-up of Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants. © Asia's 50 Best restaurants
After four years at the top of the Asia's 50 Best Restaurants listing, chef Gaggan Anand, who will close his "superstar" restaurant in Bangkok in 2020, is handing over the reins to a confrere in Singapore. Contemporary French restaurant Odette, which already has two Michelin stars, is run by French chef Julien Royer.
Having been ranked 28th in The World's 50 Best Restaurants of 2018, the 36-year-old French chef Julien Royer has zoomed to the top of the podium of Asia's 50 Best Restaurants with the restaurant named after his grandmother.
The French have another representative on the list in the form of the Perpignan native Paul Pairet who moved up two places with his Shanghai-based multisensorial restaurant Ultraviolet by Paul Pairet, and is now in sixth position.
Having been ranked number one in this listing for four years, Gaggan Anand is now in second place, while the unclassifiable Zaiyu Hasegawa (and his Tokyo restaurant Den) came in third. Hasegawa, who has also won this year's Chef's Choice Award, is still the highest-ranking representative of Japanese cuisine in the list.
Meanwhile, Delhi's Indian Accent is India's sole representative in the top 50 list, with chef Manish Mehrotra's efforts having been lauded in each edition of the leading restaurant guide. It notes, "hailed as one of the top chefs in India and even the world, Manish Mehrotra has helped put modern Indian food on the gastronomic map, with Indian Accent at the heart. While he is touted as a champion for this cuisine, he says it is food, flavour and taste that are the true heroes."
Japan is making its mark in the Asia's 50 Best ranking, which was announced in Macao, as it has a total of a dozen restaurants in the list. And the prize for Asia's Best Pastry Chef was finally awarded to a chef based in Tokyo — Fabrizio Fiorani who works for Il ristorante Lucas Fantin.
The full list of Asia's 50 Best Restaurants is available at www.theworlds50best.com.
(With AFP Relaxnews inputs)
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