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We are excited to share with you details of the next edition of The World's 50 Best Restaurants.
After a hugely successful 2016 edition in New York City, The World’s 50 Best Restaurants announces that its 2017 awards will take place in Melbourne in April. The flagship event, celebrating its 15th anniversary, will be hosted at the city’s historic Royal Exhibition Building on the evening of 5th April.
The World’s 50 Best Restaurants has partnered with our friends at Tourism Australia to bring the series to its new home for 2017, where world-leading chefs, restaurateurs, sommeliers, media and influencers will gather to celebrate the very best in global gastronomy. The overall event program, running from 1st-7th April, will showcase Australia’s outstanding food and wine culture to an international audience of industry professionals and food lovers.
The World’s 50 Best Restaurants is the ultimate annual gastronomic gathering, with chefs and restaurateurs from across the planet coming together to celebrate and collaborate. Wine Australia will provide wines of the highest calibre throughout the program, which includes the traditional Chefs’ Feast – a unique private gathering of the finest culinary talent in the world taking place on 4th April – as well as further satellite events.
Wine Australia’s CEO, Andreas Clark, says: “This event is a wonderful opportunity for the world’s most influential people in food and wine to experience the fine wine Australia produces. We are excited to showcase the innovation, quality and diversity that Australian winemakers are known for as we bring a taste of our most renowned wine regions to Melbourne.”
One of Australia’s most internationally acclaimed gourmet celebrations, Melbourne Food and Wine Festival, has already agreed to align its dates with The World’s Best 50 Restaurants 2017. It will now run its program of events, in its 25th year, from 31st March to 9th April. This will include a MasterClass series celebrating The World’s 50 Best Restaurants, featuring top chefs from around the globe, on 1st and 2nd April.
So how is The World’s 50 Best Restaurants list compiled?
The list is created from the votes of The World’s 50 Best Restaurants Academy, an influential group of over 1,000 international leaders in the restaurant community. The panel in each region is made up of food writers and 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, but there are strict voting rules.
To see more details on The World’s 50 Best Restaurants voting process, visit www.theworlds50best.com/the-academy/manifesto
Photographs taken at last year's event in New York City, courtesy of The World's 50 Best Restaurants