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Asia's 50 Best Restaurants 2018: live from Macao

The list is almost complete and the fine dining world prepares for the announcement of the winners of Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants 2018, sponsored by S.Pellegrino and Acqua Panna. The full list will be revealed on 27 March at the Wynn Palace Cotai in Macao and live-streamed on Fine Dining Lovers at 2:45pm CEST (8:45pm local time).

This will be the first time for the awards ceremony to be held in Macao, reflecting the growing importance of Macao’s food culture and vibrant restaurant scene. Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants was previously held in Singapore for three years, and two years in Bangkok.

S.Pellegrino is proud to be a key sponsor of this important event, continuing its contribution to the growth of the fine dining industry in Asia. In 2017 the annual list saw 12 different countries represented, including 10 new entries in total, and Gaggan Anand, chef of Gaggan in Bangkok, broke a competition record as he was named The Best Restaurant in Asia for the third year in a row. Who will be the newcomers in the final list, and will Gaggan break another record?

Stay tuned on S.Pellegrino’s social channels, and make sure to watch the live stream of Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants awards ceremony here.

Special Awards

Some special awards have already been announced. Among the recipients is Bongkoch “Bee” Satongun of Paste restaurant in Bangkok, who has been named as Asia’s Best Female Chef 2018. A self-taught chef, Satongun is known for her creative flair and innovation she brings to traditional Thai cuisine.

André Chiang of Raw in Taipei and Restaurant André in Singapore has been recognized for his contribution to the world of cooking with the The Diners Club® Lifetime Achievement Award 2018, acknowledging his passion, dedication and talent that has brought Asia into the culinary world map.

The Miele One to Watch Award has been given to Toyo Eatery in Manila. An eatery run by Jordy Navarra, it has been acknowledged for its progressive and modern approach to the local Filipino cuisine.

The recipients will collect their awards live at the ceremony on 27 March during the sixth annual Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants ceremony.

#50BestTalks

On the day proceeding Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants 2018 will be #50BestTalks: Exploring Identity whereby Asia’s leading chefs will convene for a half-day of discussions, inspirations, presentations and live interviews centred on the topic of ‘identity’ in Asian gastronomy.

Key speakers include: André Chiang, Hiroe Higuchi of Shima Kanko in Japan Vijay Mudaliar of Native in Singapore Richie Lin, Kai Ward and Long Xiong of Mume in Taipei.

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