French Restaurant Is Crowned The World’s Best Restaurant
A restaurant on the French Riviera, yards away from both the Italian border and the Ligurian sea, has been crowned the world's best restaurant.
Mirazur, run by Argentine chef Mauro Colagreco in Menton, France, was given its new title on Tuesday.
The restaurant is now the best restaurant in the world, after an awards ceremony put on in Singapore by British trade magazine Restaurant.
Second place in the World's 50 Best Restaurants was Noma in Copenhagen, and third was Asador Etxebarri in Spain.
An ecstatic Colagreco called his team to the stage saying: 'wow, wow, wow' after his victory was announced.
'Thank you my team. You deserve it, all these years. Thank you friends for supporting us during these last 13 years,' he said.
In fourth place was Bangkok's Gaggan, whose owner-chef Gaggan Anand won praise for his modern spin on native Indian cuisine.
Restaurant magazine, owned by William Reed Media, launched the awards in 2002 and they are now as coveted by restaurants as Michelin stars, although the methodology used to select the best restaurants has faced criticism, especially from several French chefs who say it remains unclear.
There are no criteria for putting a restaurant on the list, which is based on an anonymous poll of more than 1,000 chefs, restaurant owners, food critics and other industry insiders from around the world.