The full list of Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants, will be revealed during on 27 March at the Wynn Palace Cotai in Macao and live-streamed on Fine Dining Lovers.
It will be the first time the prestigious S.Pellegrino and Acqua Panna-sponsored event, which names the best restaurants and chefs across Asia, has taken place in Macao after it was originally staged in Singapore followed by Bangkok.
Last year’s annual list of Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants (see it here) included restaurants from 12 different countries and 10 new entries in total. However, none were able to topple Bangkok restaurant Gaggan from the top which has held the title of The Best Restaurant in Asia for a record-breaking three consecutive years.
This year’s programme will begin with a new edition of #50BestTalks on Monday 26 March 2018 at the Grand Ballroom, Wynn Macau Rua Cidade de Sintra, Nape, Macao. Guests are invited to join top Asian chefs in a half-day forum of provocative discussions, inspiring presentations and live interviews all centred on the topic of ‘identity’ in Asian gastronomy.
Speakers include: André Chiang of Raw in Taipei and Restaurant André in Singapore, Hiroe Higuchi of Shima Kanko in Japan Vijay Mudaliar of Native in Singapore Richie Lin, Kai Ward and Long Xiong of Mume in Taipei
While waiting for the list to be revealed, one special award has already been announced, namely Bongkoch “Bee” Satongun as Asia’s Best Female Chef 2018. The names of Asia’s One to Watch and Asia’s 50 Best Lifetime Achievement Award will be revealed soon. The recipients will collect their awards live at the ceremony on 27 March during the sixth annual Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants ceremony.