Bring Forth the New Chapter! Mirazur in France Wins World’s Best Restaurant 2019

Author: Lucy Lee

Photo Credit:Peray/ The World’s 50 Best Restaurants Official Released

The World’s 50 Best Restaurants 2019 was just unveiled at Tuesday night, 25th June in Singapore. This is the first year with new voting mechanism, and Mirazur in Menton, France, is named The World’s Best Restaurant 2019. As the only non-French 3 starred chef of the Michelin Guide in France, Mauro Colagreco leads the restaurant leaps from the third to the champion, which is beyond controversy.

Chef of The World’s Best Restaurant 2019 Mirazur, Mauro Colagreco and his team

The World’s Best Restaurant 2019 Group Video

The World’s Best Restaurant 2019 Ceremony

The Asia’s Best Restaurant 2019, Odette is doing well to clinch the 18th spot from no. 28 last year. On the other hand, Ultraviolet by Paul Pairet in Shanghai, China drops from its entry to the list at No.24 in 2018 to No.48 this year, which makes everyone’s jaw drop.

Chfe of Odette, Julien Royer

Chef of Ultraviolet by Paul Pairet, Paul Pairet

This year is also the official launch of “the Best of the Best” programme, which features the restaurants that have reached the No.1 spot in the list and are no longer eligible for the annual vote, including closed el Bulli, The French Laundry, The Fat Duck, El Celler de Can Roca, Eleven Madison Park and Osteria Francescana. This makes the list year more unpredictable and excited!

Best of the Best

Noma 2.0 in Copenhagen, Denmark, is announced as the Highest New Entry, debuting on the list at No.2 in its fresh incarnation.

Representative of Noma, Ali Sonko

René Redzepi wasn’t present in Singapore himself, but trusted former long-time dishwasher and Noma partner Ali Sonko to make the trip over to represent the restaurant.

Photo of Noma representatives

Complemented by a stunning French Riviera backdrop, Mirazur’s accolade is a testament to Chef Colagreco’s love of local produce, most of which is grown in the restaurant’s three-tiered garden just metres from the dining room.

Chef of Mirazur, Mauro Colagreco and his wife Julia

Chef of Mirazur, Mauro Colagreco and his wife Julia at after award press conference

Mirazur’s dishes

Mauro Colagreco was very happy to received this significant glory

William Drew, Director of Content for The World’s 50 Best Restaurants, said: “This year we are thrilled to see Mirazur claim the No.1 spot after rising through the ranks since making its debut on The World’s 50 Best Restaurants list at No.35 in 2009: it’s been brilliant to witness its progress. This has been a wonderful, progressive year for the list as a whole, with so many new entries from all corners of the globe. We are equally delighted to welcome the seven previous No.1 restaurants into the newly created Best of the Best category.”

As for the Nordic, it’s worth to mention that Frantzén, after receiving the first of the OAD Top 100+ European Restaurants 2019, finally enters The World’s 50 Best Restaurants this year as well and ranks No. 21. According to the coverage from Smart Shanghai, Frantzén will open a new restaurant in Shanghai next year.

Chef of Frantzén, Björn Frantzén

Pre-announced special award winners accepting their accolades include:  Lido 84 in Gardone Riviera, Italy, takes home the Miele One To Watch Award, which recognises a global rising-star restaurant from the extended ranking that has the potential to make an impact on the list in future years. Entering at No.78, keep an eye out for it in the lists to come.

Winner of 2019 the Miele One To Watch Award, founders of  Lido 84, Giancarlo Camanini (left),主厨Riccardo Camanini (right)

Founder of Lido 84 Giancarlo Camanini (the first on the left hand), Chef of Piazza Duomo Enrico Crippa (the second on the left hand), Chef of Lido 84 iccardo Camanini (the second on the right hand)

Daniela Soto-Innes, the youngest honoree to be named The World’s Best Female Chef 2019 with her transforming Mexican cuisine.

The World’s Best Female Chef 2019, Daniela Soto-Innes

Jocelyn and Daniela Soto-Innes

Jessica Préalpato, the Head Pastry Chef at Alain Ducasse au Plaza Athénée (No.16) in Paris, receives The World’s Best Pastry Chef Award, sponsored by Sosa. Préalpato’s innovative ethos is based on creating natural desserts with seasonal produce that are high in flavour, but low in sugar and fat.

2019 Best Pastry Chef, Jessica Préalpato

New for 2019, the American Express Icon Award is bestowed on US-based Spanish chef and
humanitarian José Andrés. This prestigious honour celebrates an individual who has made an
outstanding contribution to the restaurant world over their career to date and whose reach extends
beyond the kitchen.

2019 Icon Award winner, José Andrés

Asia-based restaurants include 7 restaurants: 2 in Bangkok, 2 in Tokyo, 1 in Shanghai, 1 in Singapore and 1 in Hong Kong.

Chef of Den, Zaiyu Hasegawa

Chef of Twins Garden, Ivan and Sergey Berezutsky

Chef Andre Chiang

Chef Gaggan

Chef of Central, Virgilio Martínez


The 2019 World’s 50 Best Restaurants List

1.Mirazur (Menton, France)

2.Noma (Copenhagen, Denmark)

3.Asador Etxebarri (Atxondo, Spain)

4.Gaggan (Bangkok, Thailand)

5.Geranium (Copenhagen, Denmark)

6.Central (Lima, Peru)

7.Mugaritz (San Sebastian, Spain)

8.Arpège (Paris, France)

9.Disfrutar (Barcelona, Spain)

10.Maido (Lima, Peru)

11.Den (Tokyo, Japan)

12.Pujol (Mexico City, Mexico)

13.White Rabbit (Moscow, Russia)

14.Azurmendi (Larrabetzu, Spain)

15.Septime (Paris, France)

16.Alain Ducasse au Plaza Athénée (Paris, France)

17.Steirereck (Vienna, Austria)

18.Odette (Singapore)

19.Twins Garden (Moscow, Russia)

20.Tickets (Barcelona, Spain)

21.Frantzén (Stockholm, Sweden)

22.Narisawa (Tokyo, Japan)

23.Cosme (New York City, USA)

24.Quintonil (Mexico City, Mexico)

25.Alléno Paris au Pavillon Ledoyen (Paris, France)

26.Boragó (Santiago, Chile)

27.The Clove Club (London, United Kingdom)

28.Blue Hill at Stone Barns (Pocantico Hills, USA)

29.Piazza Duomo (Alba, Italy)

30.Elkano (Getaria, Spain)

31.Le Calandre (Rubano, Italy)

32.Nerua (Bilbao, Spain)

33.Lyle’s (London, United Kingdom)

34.Don Julio (Buenos Aires, Argentina)

35.Atelier Crenn (San Francisco, USA)

36.Le Bernardin (New York City, USA)

37.Alinea (Chicago, USA)

38.Hiša Franko (Kobarid, Slovenia)

39.A Casa do Porco (São Paulo, Brazil)

40.Restaurant Tim Raue (Berlin, Germany)

41.The Chairman (Hong Kong)

42.Belcanto (Lisbon, Portugal)

43.Hof Van Cleve (Kruishoutem, Belgium)

44.Test Kitchen (Cape Town, South Africa)

45.Sühring (Bangkok, Thailand)

46.De Librije (Zwolle, Netherlands)

47.Benu (San Francisco, USA)

48.Ultraviolet by Paul Pairet (Shanghai, China)

49.Leo (Bogotá, Colombia)

50.Schloss Schauenstein (Fürstenau, Switzerland)



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