SINGAPORE – Next 12 months, Singapore will host the annual and much-watched World’s 50 Best Restaurants awards, deemed the Oscars of the global restaurant trade.
It is the primary time an Asian nation has been chosen to host the global restaurant rankings’ award ceremony, which began in 2002. Past host cities embody London, Bilbao, Melbourne and New York.
The World’s 50 Best Bars awards, now into the 10th 12 months, can even happen right here in 2021, making Singapore the primary metropolis, apart from the bar awards’ home-city of London, to be confirmed as a number vacation spot.
These occasions in addition to a stand-alone #50BestTalks meals discussion board in 2020 and two extra instalments of the Asian version of the bar awards, are a part of a three-year partnership between London-based 50 Best awards and occasions programme organiser William Reed Business Media and the Singapore Tourism Board (STB).
The announcement was made on Oct 2 previous to a six-hands celebratory cocktail dinner at Avenue restaurant in London, created by cooks of three of Singapore’s high eating places – French restaurant Odette, modern European restaurant Corner House and progressive Peranakan restaurant Candlenut; and the bartenders of three Singapore cocktail bars – Native in Amoy Street, Manhattan at Regent Singapore and Operation Dagger in Ann Siang Hill.
Odette is at present the one Singapore restaurant on the World’s 50 Best Restaurants checklist. It debuted at No. 28 this 12 months.
A date for the restaurant awards ceremony has not been launched but.
Ms Melissa Ow, STB’s performing chief govt, mentioned the choice of Singapore to host the road up of 50 Best occasions “bears testament to Singapore’s standing and clout as a destination at the forefront of the international dining and cocktail scene”.
The STB additionally mentioned that the 50 Best occasions will interact not simply the trade but additionally the general public.
For instance, there might be collaborative dinners by high worldwide and native cooks at the side of the restaurant awards, whereas the #50BestTalks, which centre on tendencies in gastronomy, might be open to the general public.
The partnership is anticipated to have a knock-on impact, and spur development and lift ranges within the meals and beverage trade, in addition to drive global consciousness of Singapore as a vibrant way of life vacation spot and main culinary capital.