The winners of the annual World’s 50 Best Restaurant Awards were announced on June 25 in Singapore, attracting the attention of fine dining seekers and the always-hungry. Like years past, the list had its fair share of controversy and upsets.
The number one spot went to Mirazur, a Mediterranean restaurant in Menton, France. Mirazur, helmed by Argentinian-Italian chef Mauro Colagreco, also earned its third Michelin star this year. Second came Noma, a Copenhagen restaurant run by René Redzepi that’s one of the most famous in the world. This was the first year that previous winners of the top spot weren’t eligible, a rule added to ostensibly diversify the list, but Noma, which was number one in 2010, 2011, 2012, and 2014, was eligible because it closed briefly and reopened. Asador Etxebarri, a restaurant in the Spanish Basque town of Atxondo where every single thing on the menu is flame grilled, rounded out the top three.