In mid June it was announced that Australia will be the 2017 destination for the prestigious World’s 50 Best Restaurants awards. The announcement was made by Tourism Australia at the Chef’s Feast, a dinner for the best restaurateurs and chefs held on the eve of this year’s edition of the awards in New York. William Drew, Group Editor of the World’s 50 Best Restaurants made the announcement with Tourism Australia Chief Marketing Officer Lisa Ronson.
The World’s 50 Best Restaurants recognises the gastronomy of the world by bringing together an eclectic mix of culinary visionaries from the far corners of the globe. The results and subsequent award is based on votes from the Diner’s Club World’s 50 Best Restaurants Academy – an exclusive selection of 1000 of the most influential international leaders in the restaurant community.
This year’s award was won by Osteria Francescana, a remarkably progressive Italian restaurant captained by Head Chef Massimo Bottura. Despite conservative Italian tradition, Bottura finally took home the win with his sometimes controversial modern Italian cuisine after being the runner up the previous two years.
For the 2017 installment of the event Tourism Australia will partner with The World’s 50 Best Restaurant’s organiser William Reed Media to create a stunning event that will showcase Australia’s food and wine offerings to the world.
For more information on The World’s 50 Best Restaurants, visit the official site.