As always, the World’s 50 Best Restaurants gathers chefs from the best restaurants around the globe. This time, it’s happening in Singapore. In the lead-up to the awards ceremony, the World’s 50 Best Restaurants is also presenting its signature #50BestTalks on the latest gastronomic trends, masterclasses and collaborative dining series. The best part: it’s for everyone — foodie and restaurateur alike. Here’s what to do as we count down to the ceremony.
The #50BestTalks is a yearly highlight for The World's 50 Best Restaurants. The popular panel discussion sees some of the top chefs talk about the latest trends in gastronomy. This year, attendees will come face-to-face with renowned chefs Massimo Bottura and Daniela Soto-Innes as they share about their careers and achieving respect, mindfulness and happiness through the food they create. The event will also be joined by chef Eric Ripert of Le Bernadin in New York, the 2017 World’s Best Female Chef Ana Roš and chef Tetsuya Wakuda.
If you're not one for talks, consider going for one of the three Masterclasses conducted by world-renowned chefs. This signature event brings foodies a look at the making of some exquisite dishes. Chef Rasmus Kofoed of Copenhagen restaurant Geranium shares insights on Scandinavian seafood, while chefs Virgillo Martinez and Pia Leon dive into the many layers of Peruvian cuisine. Bangkok's chef Gaggan Anand will also be presenting his philosophy on marrying traditional Indian flavours with innovative techniques.
Odette, this year's Asia's best restaurant, will play host to a slew of superstars in the world of French gastronomy. The one-night-only dinner is a rare opportunity to witness three-Michelin-star restaurants Mirazur, Atelier Crenn and Alleno Paris cooking in the same kitchen. Proceeds from the one-night-only dinner will be donated to breast cancer awareness organisations.
One-Michelin-starred steakhouse Cut by Wolfgang Puck finds a complementary partnership with vegetable-forward restaurant Quintonil from Mexico (no. 11 on the World's 50 Best Restaurants 2018) for another one-night-only dinner. The eight-course menu sees a mix of signatures from both restaurants, such as Cut's bone marrow flan and Quintonil's nixtamalised tomato and onion reduction.
Just before the awards ceremony, take time out for this four-hands collaboration lunch between Singapore's Corner House and Schloss Schauenstein from Switzerland. The latter presents contemporary Swiss cuisine with a focus on simple, local ingredients. The six-course lunch will also be complemented by Corner House's chef Jason Tan's nature-inspired French cuisine.