The restaurant that was voted the world’s best in 2016 has once again taken the top spot in the ranking compiled by The World’s 50 Best Restaurants, which up until yesterday was occupied by New York restaurant Eleven Madison Park. Second place went to El Celler de Can Roca, which has spent years around the top end of the list.
The consolidation of a model and philosophy for cuisine
“I’m not going to disappoint you. I’m going to use the spotlight to show that chefs are much more than the sum of our recipes (…).We’re a better restaurant than we were two years ago. The team is stronger, we’re more mature, and we’re evolving in a happy way, but also in a savvy way, together. Without Osteria Francescana I couldn’t do the things that I’m doing”.
With these words, Massimo Bottura –and his wife Lara Gilmore– referred to the projects they have carried out over the years: Food for Soul, the goal of which is to take advantage of the cheapening of food and which has materialised through Reffettorio Ambrosiano. Other social projects carried out were the meal organised after the 2016 earthquake in Italy or the recent initiative for the social inclusion of young people with autism through the traditional production of tortellini.
Top 10 according to The World’s 50 Best Restaurants
1. Osteria Francescana of Massimo Bottura (Italy)
2. El Celler de Can Roca of Jordi, Josep and Joan Roca (Spain)
3. Mirazure of Mauro Colagreco (France)
4. Eleven Madison Park of Daniel Humm (United Sates)
5. Gaggan of Gaggan Anand (Thailand)
6. Central of Virgilio Martinez (Peru)
7. Maido of Mitsuharu Tsumura (Peru)
8. L’Arpège of Alain Passard (France)
9. Mugaritz of Andoni Luis Aduriz (Spain)
10. Asador Etxebarri of Víctor Arguinzoniz (Spain)
See the rest of the list here
Picture source: Facebook The World’s 50 Best Restaurants