There are a lot of great restaurants on Earth, but only one restaurant can be the best restaurant.
And that award was just announced.
The 17th annual World’s 50 Best Restaurants award ceremony was held in Singapore on June 25. This was the first time the event had been hosted in an Asian country, following its Spanish hosts of last year. Out of all the restaurants in the world, it was Menton, France’s Mirazur that came in first.
The World’s 50 Best Restaurants bases its ranks on the votes of 1,000 international industry experts including chefs, restauranteurs, and food writers.
Three-Michelin-starred Mirazur, in the French Riviera, about an hour from Nice, has sweeping views of the Mediterranean Sea. An onsite vegetable garden sources produce for Chef Mauro Colagreco’s creations. The restaurant has a tasting menu only, which currently includes items like spelt and wile strawberries and brioche of potatoes with melting egg and white truffle. Enjoy the lunch tasting menu for $182 (160 euro) per person, or the full tasting menu for $295 (260 euros) per person — but you’ll have to wait a while. Table reservations are not available until August, and this new prestigious award is sure to increase interest in the restaurant even more.
Mirazur opened in 2006 and placed fourth on last year’s 50 Best Restaurants list. Chef Colagreco series a menu based on his Argentinian heritage combined with the flavors of the local French region.
Other winners include No. 2 finisher Noma in Copenhagen and No. 3 finisher Amador Etxebarri in Axbe, Spain. New York’s Cosme placed in the No. 23 spot and was the top-ranked American restaurant.
The awards experts also rank restaurants 51 through 120. You can find a full list of the World’s Best Restaurants here.