6.3.07

Voting for The S.Pellegrino World’s 50 Best Restaurants is drawing to a close.

The resulting list will reveal not only the most highly rated restaurants but also emerging talent and the latest culinary trends.

Voting for The S.Pellegrino World’s 50 Best Restaurants is drawing to a close.
The resulting list will reveal not only the most highly rated restaurants but also emerging talent and the latest culinary trends.

Any restaurant nominated must have been visited within the last 18 months. The increased number of regions this year brings the total number of panellists to 651.

The results of the vote will be announced at The S.Pellegrino World’s 50 Best Restaurant Awards at The Science Museum in London on Monday April 23 2007, thanks to the support of S.Pellegrino, the awards’ headline sponsor.

"Synonymous with fine dining and passionate about gastronomic excellence, S.Pellegrino and The World’s 50 Best Restaurants Awards are the perfect match. As well as being a compelling platform for S.Pellegrino’s ongoing international development, our new headline sponsorship of The World’s 50 Best Restaurants is a logical extension of our relationship with the world’s finest restaurants."
Paolo Sangiorgi International Business Unit Director

Voting for The Alliance Restaurant Insurance Readers’ Choice award is open on-line at www.worlds50best.com until March, 2 2007. All voters have the chance to win a pair of tickets to the invitation-only event. Last year’s Readers’ Choice winner was Pierre Gagnaire’s Sketch. Gagnaire, who also won the Chefs’ Choice award 2006, will be at Sketch to cook for The Nespresso World’s 50 Best Restaurants Academy on the night preceding the ceremony.
A list of judging regions and their associated chairs follow in the editor’s notes. Biographies of all 22 regional chairs are available on request.



The Nespresso World’s 50 Best Restaurants Academy 2007


UK & Ireland Joe Warwick
Italy Andrea Petrini
Central Asia & Russia Andrey Zakharin
East Europe Bianca Otero
Greece, Turkey, Cyprus & Georgia Dimitris Antonopoulos
Benelux & The Netherlands Dirk de Prins
France Francois Simon
China & HK Grant Thatcher
Denmark, Sweden & Norway Jan Nilsson
North America John Mariani
Central America & Mexico Jorge Toledo Y Leyva
South America Josimar Melo
NE Europe & Greenland Kenneth Nars
Southern Africa Lannice Snyman
Middle East & Northern Africa Laura Barnes
Asia Leisa Tyler
Austria, Germany & Switzerland Michael Polster
Spain & Portugal Rafael Anson
Australia & New Zealand, Oceania Pat Nourse
Central Asia & India Rashmi Uday Singh
Caribbean & Bahamas Wendy Knight
Japan & Korea Yumiko Inukai