Antwerp to host the World’s 50 Best Restaurants awards ceremony in 2020
The 19th edition of the World’s 50 Best Restaurants is set to return to Europe in 2020 after last month’s celebration in Singapore. The city of Antwerp and the Flanders region will host a series of events culminating with the highly anticipated awards ceremony.
The programme will draw high-calibre chefs, restaurateurs, discerning food lovers and aspirational travellers from all over the world in celebration of the prolific achievements of a diverse group of international chefs and restaurants. Staged with the support of EventFlanders, Flanders’ major event agency, and the city of Antwerp, the 50 Best programme will include several side events – including its thought-leadership #50BestTalks discussion – some of which will be open to the public.
William Drew, director of content for the World’s 50 Best Restaurants says: “After a very successful edition in Singapore this year, we are very excited to bring The World’s 50 Best Restaurants back to Europe in 2020 and specifically to the gastronomic region of Flanders in Belgium. The area boasts high-quality produce, excellent restaurants and discerning palates. We look forward to bringing the global food community together again next year and helping many to discover this European culinary hotspot.”
The region’s cuisine may be best known for its world-famous frieten – Flemish for fries – however, it is also home to a high concentration of top-level restaurants, as well as numerous ingredients and products from vegetables and seafood to beer, pastries and chocolates.
Three restaurants from Flanders have just been recognised amongst the world’s best in the 2019 rankings: Peter Goossens’ Hof van Cleve in Kruishoutem re-entered the 50 Best list at 43, having risen 20 places. Meanwhile, the extended list of restaurants ranked from 51-120 revealed Nick Bril’s The Jane in Antwerp at 99 and Kobe Desramault’s Chambre Séparée in Ghent as a new entry at number 111. Belgium also lays claim to an emerging culinary scene with young innovative chefs breathing new life into centuries-old traditions.
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For further information visit the World’s 50 Best website here.