In the night of Tuesday, March 14, in new York ended with awarding the prestigious prize of the magazine the Restaurant Magazine. “Culinary Oscar”, as it is sometimes called the prize, in 2016, received the restaurant of the Italian of Modena’s Osteria Francescana to two consecutive years ranked second. Last year’s winner – the Spanish restaurant El Celler de Can Roca from Girona, this time took only the second place.
The World’s 50 Best Restaurants is compiled based on the opinions of chefs, restaurateurs, gourmands and restaurant critics from different countries (only the jury consists of about 1,000 experts). Winning it is considered no less prestigious than getting a star in the famous guide Michelin.
For the first time in the top 20 best restaurants in the world entered the Russian party. Restaurant White Rabbit (part of the restaurant holding White Rabbit Family of Boris Zarkova) took the 18th place. A year ago, he got 23rd place which was also a record. White Rabbit to the biggest success of the Russians in this award was 48 Anatoly KOMM restaurant “barbarians” in 2011.
On the website of the award particularly emphasizes the merit of the chef of the Moscow restaurant Vladimir Mukhin, which, in the opinion of the jury, is “at the forefront of a new wave of young Russian gastronomic talents.” It is noted and the interior – panoramic view (the restaurant is located on the 16th floor of Smolensky passage) and furniture in the Rococo style.
High place obtained White Rabbit was a surprise even for the team of the holding company. Two days prior to the award ceremony, the representative of the White Rabbit Family Anna Tyurina told RBC that the company does not expect a repeat of last year’s success. “We understand that most likely this year will be below last year’s 23rd place – it was very high, we did not expect, it is difficult to resist. Besides the awarding ceremony for the first time in Europe and in the United States. You can predpolojit that the top will be a lot of American restaurants,” she said.
American restaurants really got 6 seats in the top 50. The best restaurant in the United States is recognized as new York’s Eleven Medison Park (third place). But the real winners this year were restaurateurs from Spain received 7 seats in the top 50, of which 3 in the top 10.
Two more Moscow restaurants took place in the second part of the final list of winners. Twins restaurant on the Patriarchal ponds of the brothers Ivan and Sergei Berezutsky took 75th place. “Honest Kitchen” on Sadovaya-Chernogryazskaya Sergey Eroshenko rounded out the final list, taking the 100 spot.