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#50BestTalks at The World’s 50 Best Restaurants 2017


#50BestTalks at The World’s 50 Best Restaurants 2017

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A selection of the world’s top chefs gathered together in Sydney and Melbourne for two evenings of lively debate and discussion for #50BestTalks, sponsored by S.Pellegrino® and Acqua Panna® and part of The World’s 50 Best Restaurants 2017.

#50BestTalks was an opportunity for food lovers to gain a rare insight into the world’s best restaurants and hear from leading chefs on what drives them and gives them that extra edge.

On Saturday, April 1, #50BestTalks Sydney, which was held at the city’s iconic Opera House in front of an eager audience of close to 2,500 people, featured Massimo Bottura, Dominique Crenn, Peter Gilmore and Brett Graham.

Themes ranged from mentorship to how to find your own style, to sustainability and how to transform ingredients. S.Pellegrino Young Chef 2016 winner, Mitch Lienhard was in the crowd and took the opportunity to share his inspirational story, both of creating his winning dish and working with his mentor, Dominique Crenn. Read more about #50BestTalks Sydney on

On Monday, April 3, a crowd of around 2,000 people gathered into Margaret Court Arena to watch #50BestTalks Melbourne with Grant Achatz, Daniel Humm, Will Guidara, Gaggan Anand and Jordi Roca.

The talks touched on a number of different themes, but with the S.Pellegrino Young Chef winners Mitch Lienhard and Mark Moriarty in the crowd, there was a strong focus on the theme of mentorship. Read more about #50BestTalks Melbourne on

The fifteenth edition of The World’s 50 Best Restaurants 2017 took place in Australia for the first time ever on April 5 at the Royal Exhibition Building in Melbourne. Read the full event and winner report here.

And don’t forget that S.Pellegrino Young Chef is now taking applications for its third edition. Applications close on April 30, so if you are a young chef, don’t miss your chance: Apply Now!

Follow S.Pellegrino at The World’s 50 Best Restaurants on our social channels using #Worlds50Best, #50BestTalks, #SPTaste and #sanpellegrino.