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Gaggan Crowned Best Restaurant in Asia at Asia's 50 Best Restaurants 2017

2017-02-22 00:50
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BANGKOK, Feb. 22, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- The list of Asia's 50 Best Restaurants, sponsored by S.Pellegrino & Acqua Panna, was announced at an awards ceremony at the W Hotel, Bangkok.

The winning chefs and restaurateurs celebrate at the fifth annual Asia's 50 Best Restaurants awards ceremony, sponsored by S.Pellegrino & Acqua Panna.
The winning chefs and restaurateurs celebrate at the fifth annual Asia's 50 Best Restaurants awards ceremony, sponsored by S.Pellegrino & Acqua Panna.

 

For a third consecutive year, Chef Gaggan Anand (Gaggan, Bangkok) receives the dual awards for The Best Restaurant in Asia, sponsored by S.Pellegrino & Acqua Panna and The Best Restaurant in Thailand, sponsored by S.Pellegrino & Acqua Panna.
For a third consecutive year, Chef Gaggan Anand (Gaggan, Bangkok) receives the dual awards for The Best Restaurant in Asia, sponsored by S.Pellegrino & Acqua Panna and The Best Restaurant in Thailand, sponsored by S.Pellegrino & Acqua Panna.

 

Gaggan in Bangkok claims the No.1 spot for a third consecutive year and retains the titles of The Best Restaurant in Asia, sponsored by S.Pellegrino & Acqua Panna, and The Best Restaurant in Thailand, sponsored by S.Pellegrino & Acqua Panna.

The 2017 list welcomes 10 new entries while China, Japan, Singapore and Thailand each count nine restaurants on the list.

Rising one place to No.2, Restaurant Andre retains the title of The Best Restaurant in Singapore, sponsored by S.Pellegrino & Acqua Panna.

Amber (No.3) in Hong Kong is named The Best Restaurant in China, sponsored by S.Pellegrino & Acqua Panna.

Narisawa (No.6) is named The Best Restaurant in Japan, sponsored by S.Pellegrino & Acqua Panna, for a fifth successive year.

Mingles (No.15) in Seoul is again The Best Restaurant in Korea while Indian Accent (No.30) is awarded The Best Restaurant in India for a third time.

RAW (No.24has won The Best Restaurant in Taiwan title, Ministry of Crab in Colombo (No.29) is The Best Restaurant in Sri Lanka and Gallery Vask (No.35) in Manila keeps The Best Restaurant in the Philippines honour.

Other award winners announced include:

Highest New Entry Award, sponsored by Mekhong: Odette, Singapore
Chef Julien Royer's restaurant at the iconic National Gallery Singapore debuts at No.9, the highest new entry in the history of the list.

Asia's Best Pastry Chef: Kazutoshi Narita, Tokyo
At Tokyo's Esquisse and Esquisse Cinq, pastry specialist Kazutoshi Narita combines the artistry of Japanese cuisine with the nuances of French pâtisserie. 

Chefs' Choice Award, sponsored by Peroni: Dave Pynt, Singapore
Dave Pynt's mastery of various cooking techniques has earned him the respect of his regional peers. This year Pynt is the recipient of the Chefs' Choice Award, sponsored by Peroni.  

The Art of Hospitality: Den, Tokyo
Rising 26 places to No.11, Den delights in surprising and entertaining its guests, making it a worthy recipient of the inaugural Art of Hospitality Award in Asia.

Highest Climber Award: Locavore, Bali
Locavore rises 27 places to No.22, earning the title of The Best Restaurant in Indonesia

Chef-restaurateur May Chow of Little Bao in Hong Kong and Bangkok is named Asia's Best Female Chef 2017.

TocToc in Seoul earns the Miele One To Watch Award while Italian chef Umberto Bombana of 8 1/2 Otto e Mezzo Bombana is the 2017 recipient of the Diners Club® Lifetime Achievement Award.

How Asia's 50 Best Restaurants list is compiled

The list is created from the votes of the Asia's 50 Best Restaurants Academy, an influential group of over 300 leaders in the restaurant industry across Asia. For the 2017 edition, Asia's 50 Best Restaurants is once again working with professional services consultancy Deloitte as its official independent adjudication partner.

To see more details on Asia's 50 Best Restaurants voting process, visit
http://www.theworlds50best.com/asia/en/our-manifesto.html

Notes to Editors:

William Reed Business Media

Asia's 50 Best Restaurants list is owned and published by William Reed Business Media, which also publishes The World's 50 Best Restaurants, launched in 2002, and Latin America's 50 Best Restaurants, launched in September 2013. William Reed Business Media is entirely responsible for the organisation of the awards, the voting system and the list.

Host Country: Thailand

Thailand has also become a gourmet's playground with the best of the world's cuisines represented. The nation's kitchens and restaurants produce dishes traditional and innovative, local and global, but always delicious and everyone is welcome to sample its unique flavours.

Main sponsor: S.Pellegrino and Acqua Panna

S.Pellegrino and Acqua Panna are the main sponsors of Asia's 50 Best Restaurants. S.Pellegrino and Acqua Panna are the leading natural mineral waters in the fine dining world. Together they interpret Italian style worldwide as a synthesis of excellence, pleasure and well-being.

Other partners

  • Diners Club International -- Official credit card partner and sponsor of 'The Diners Club® Lifetime Achievement Award - Asia'
  • Miele -- Official kitchen appliances partner and sponsor of the 'Miele One To Watch Award'
  • Peroni -- Official beer partner and sponsor of the 'Chefs' Choice Award'
  • Mekhong -- Official spirit partner and sponsor of the 'Highest New Entry Award'
  • Lavazza -- Official coffee partner
  • Penfolds -- Official wine partner
  • Aspire Lifestyles -- Official concierge partner
  • W Bangkok -- Official hotel and venue partner

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http://www.theworlds50best.com/asia/en/media-centre-registration.html

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Email: asias50best@catchonco.com
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