The winners of 2017 World Best Restaurant awards were recently announced at Melbourne’s Royal Exhibition Building, Australia and for the second time in 15 years, a fine dining restaurant outside of Europe has won this prestigious award.
New York’s Eleven Madison Park has been named this year’s best restaurant of the world, knocking down last year’s winner Osteria Fracescana, after seven years climbing the leader board.
Helmed by Swiss-born chef Daniel Humm, along with co-owner Will Guidara, delivers modern European food with a New York twist in an art deco building just off Manhattan’s Madison Park.
Swiss-born Humm added, “We wanted to create one of the great dining rooms of the world, but this was only possible because we have each other. There was nothing in the world we can’t do.”
The restaurant’s seasonal tasting menu, served in a way that smudges the line between kitchen and dining room, celebrates the city’s rich history and cultural traditions.
Renowned Peruvian chef Virgilio Martinez received this year’s Chefs Choice Award based on the votes by other chefs.
While female-led restaurants were highly underrepresented this year, Slovenia’s Ana Ros was named World’s Best Female Chef at the ceremony.