Bottura on the top of the world

Gold medal at The 50 Best. First time for an Italian chef. He beats the Roca brothers, a historic result

14-06-2016
Massimo Bottura celebrates with his wife Lara Gilm

Massimo Bottura celebrates with his wife Lara Gilmore on the stage in New York: he’s the best chef in the world

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Bottura at Identità 2013
Bottura with Renzi, Sala e Martina
Bottura with the Costardi brothers and Peppe Zullo at Identità Expo

Massimo Bottura has made it. After a long chase, he’s finally first: a rightly assigned award for him, and for all the Italian cuisine. It’s a gold medal. He beat the Roca brothers, at the top last year, now second. After him: 3rd place to the best in North America, Eleven Madison Park of Daniel Humm, 4th is once again Virgilio Martinez’sCentral, Noma in Copenhagen is 5th, Mauro Colagreco’sMirazur is 6th (read here), Mugaritz is 7th, while the best in Asia, Narisawa, is 8th.

Enrico Crippa

Enrico Crippa

Visibly moved, the chef from Modena explained: «The most important ingredient of the future is culture, which leads to knowledge. For this I invite you to Rio, where there will be Refettorio. Thank you, thank you very much!»

The Highest climber award by Lavazza goes to Maido in Peru, 12th. A big satisfaction for Enrico Crippa’s Piazza Duomo, which moved 10 places up from 27th, last year, to 17th. Massimiliano Alajmo, Le Calandre, is 39th, last year he was 34th, a small disappointment. While Davide Scabin is very satisfied: punished by Michelin, he enters The 50 Best, at number 46, with a 20-place leap.

Massimiliano Alajmo with Mauro Defendente Febbrari at Identità Milano 2016

Massimiliano Alajmo with Mauro Defendente Febbrari at Identità Milano 2016

The ceremony rightly crowned many of the best representatives of global cuisine, such as Quique Dacosta (47th), Heston Blumenthal (44th), Alex Atala (11th). A big satisfaction even for Sicilian Christian Puglisi, 40th with his Relae in Copenhagen, which got the sustainable restaurant award.

Davide Scabin with Paolo Marchi

Davide Scabin with Paolo Marchi

The best female chef is Dominique Crenn, 36th. Isaac McHeal, best foreign chef according to Identità Golose 2016, is 26th. Joan Roca is the Chef' choice winner. The best in Africa is Luke Dale Roberts’s The Test Kitchen in Cape Town.

The entrance at number 27 of Saison in San Francisco and at 34 of Tim Raue in Berlin also deserve a mention. The best restaurant in Oceania is Ben Shewry’s Attica, 33rd. Acurio’s Astrid y Gastón is 30th.


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Bottura at Identità 2013
Bottura with Renzi, Sala e Martina
Bottura with the Costardi brothers and Peppe Zullo at Identità Expo
Bottura with Andrea Ribaldone at Identità Expo
Bottura with Paolo Marchi and Oscar Farinetti