S.Pellegrino 120th anniversary celebrated with the World's 50 Best Restaurants 2019 event
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S.Pellegrino celebrates the 120th Anniversary with the World's 50 Best Restaurants 2019

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Update June 18, 2019: The World 50 Best Restaurants list of 51 - 120 is released! The extended list, celebrating S.Pellegrino’s 120th Anniversary includes twenty-one new entries with more cities and countries appearing than ever before. These restaurants represent 25 countries across five continents, and four new countries joining the list. A few other highlights include:

- Italy has three new entrants
- The highest new entry is at No.61: Uliassi in Senigallia, Italy
- Nobelhart & Schmutzig in Berlin, Germany rises an impressive 31 places from last year to No.57
- The USA dominates with seven restaurants on the 51-120 list, followed by Japan and Spain.

The 51-120 list also shows a strong female presence this year, most notably with an exciting new entry from Core by Clare Smyth in London (No.66), the restaurant led by the winner of The World’s Best Female Chef Award 2018. Other female-led restaurants include Elena Arzak’s Arzak in San Sebastian, Spain (No.53), Pim Techamuanvivit’s Nahm in Bangkok, Thailand (No.69), Helena Rizzo’s Maní in São Paulo, Brazil (No.73), Garima Arora’s Gaa in Bangkok, Thailand (No.95) and Anne-Sophie Pic’s eponymous restaurant in Valence, France (No.98).

Discover the full listing on Fine Dining Lovers

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This year S.Pellegrino celebrates its 120 years in all their best moments, hand-in-hand with the important protagonists of the fine dining world: to mark the occasion The World's 50 Best Restaurants will extend its prestigious restaurant list and host a special birthday event ahead of the award ceremony on 25 June.

This year The World's 50 Best Restaurants, sponsored by S.Pellegrino and Acqua Panna, will add 20 more restaurants to its extended list (usually 51-100), giving even more outstanding chefs and restaurants around the world global visibility, plus host a leading chef event on the future of gastronomy.

On 18 June, one week ahead of the 2019 awards ceremony in Singapore, an extended list of restaurants ranked from 51 to 120 will be announced.

Expectant global diners will find a whole host of first-time entrants, with restaurants located around the world from Belgium to Russia and Mexico to Macau.

In total, 44 different cities in 25 countries will be represented with restaurants in the 51-120 list.

Chefs talk "Food meets Future"

Also, as part of this year's birthday celebrations, a special event will take place on the morning of 24 June entitled ‘Food Meets Future’ co-hosted by Massimo Bottura from Osteria Francescana the current holder of The Wold's Best Restaurant 2018 title.

S.Pellegrino and The World’s 50 Best Restaurants will host the one unique event encouraging World’s 50 Best Chefs to explore, collaborate and commit to a more inclusive future for gastronomy, encouraging positive changes in the food and restaurant culture.  

For the occasion, José Andrés, the winner of this year’s American Express Icon Award, will address the assembled audience on the responsibility chefs have to help feed the hungry. A Q&A session will follow allowing young cooks to challenge their more experienced peers on how they expect to nurture the next generation; plus, an edible art installation created by innovative Singaporean pastry chef Janice Wong will be on show to wow the assembled invites.

Massimo Bottura, Janice Wong, José Andrés

Chefs Massimo Bottura, Janice Wong and José Andrés

Read more about S.Pellegrino’s 120 Year Anniversary, the Limited Edition Bottles and S.Pellegrino’s belief in nurturing and supporting young culinary talent through S.Pellegrino Young Chef, and follow all the exciting developments in the world of gastronomy on S.Pellegrino’s Instagram and Facebook pages.

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