The team from Noma in Copenhagen celebrates the first place in The World’s 50Best Restaurants 2021
What will be the new number one restaurant in the world? And which Italians will be among the 50Best? We will find out soon, live from Antwerp, where the ceremony for The World's 50 Best Restaurants is taking place. Here is the live report as it happened.
Gabriele Zanatta wrote here that he's in Antwerp like Paolo Marchi: "Only a few hours to go and we'll find out the name of the 19th winner of the World’s 50Best Restaurants. This will be 2 years and 3 months after the last edition, when Singapore crowned Mauro Colagreco's Mirazur which at the time had just won the third Michelin star too. Trivia fact, the same could apply to René Redzepi's Noma, which got the (late) third star from the French guide little over two weeks ago, and is at the top according to the exit polls of the first post-pandemic Fifty Best. In Antwerp, in the Flanders, there's no official news, but the feeling is that the restaurant from Copenhagen, which has already won the title 4 times not in a row, and was second in 2019, could end up in the Olympus of the so called “Best of the Best”, the restaurants that won in the latest editions (including Massimo Bottura's Osteria Francescana), which can no longer compete according to the new rules. Difficult to think that Asador Extebarri (3rd in 2019), Geranium (5th) or Central (6th) can beat René Redzepi. But everything is possible, in theory".
4.37 pm: live photos a few minutes before the ceremony begins.
Massimo Bottura and Eleonora Cozzella
Enrico Crippa and Norbert Niederkofler
The Camanini brothers
4.45 pm: we start with Massimo Bottura in the original role of "special correspondent" in Antwerp and behind the scenes («Which is always the funniest part», he says) of the ceremony.
"Reporter" Bottura interviews Joan Roca
16.58 pm: Massimo Bottura with Massimiliano Alajmo and his wife Mariapia. Alajmo: «We're finally here, with plenty of friends, after three years of grief. Hurray for Italy!».
5.05 pm: the ceremony begins. William Drew, content director at The World's 50 Best Restaurants speaks from the stage. He thanks the sponsors, starting from S.Pellegrino and Acqua Panna. With a mention to the pandemic and its difficulties.
Jeremy Chan, in the centre, on the stage of Antwerp
Will Goldfarb's exultation
The applause of Riccardo and Giancarlo Camanini
Winner René Redzepi gives a speech to the audience and his team
THE FINAL LIST:
1 - NOMA - Copenhagen, Denmark
2 - GERANIUM - Copenhagen, Denmark
3 - ASADOR ETXEBARRI - Atxondo, Spain
4 - CENTRAL - Lima, Peru
5 - DISFRUTAR - Barcelona, Spain
6 - FRANTZEN - Stockholm, Sweden,
7 - MAIDO - Lima, Peru
8 - ODETTE - Singapore
9 - PUJOL – Mexico City, Mexico
10 - THE CHAIRMAN - Hong Kong, China
15 - LIDO 84 in Gardone Riviera, Brescia
18 - PIAZZA DUOMO in Alba, Cuneo
26 - LE CALANDRE in Rubano, Padua
29 - REALE in Castel di Sangro, L'Aquila
52 - ULIASSI in Senigallia, Ancona
54 - ST.HUBERTUS in San Cassiano, Bolzano
73 - IL RISTORANTE LUCA FANTIN in Tokyo, Japan
Translated into English by Slawka G. Scarso
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