Latin America’s 50 Best Restaurants Awards Ceremony will be hosted at the Ágora events space in Bogotá, Columbia on the evening of October 30. S.Pellegrino and Acqua Panna are the official waters sponsors of the event which will be broadcast live on the Fine Dining Lovers website.
The event will be live on the site on 30 October, from 8:45pm local time (2:45am CET). Bookmark the link now!
#50BESTTALKS, THE FUTURE OF MEAT, AND A CHEF’S FEAST TO REMEMBER
This is the second consecutive year that Colombia is the host country for a 50 Best programme of events. William Drew, Group Editor of Latin America’s 50 Best Restaurants, said: “After the success of our first event in Bogotá in 2017, we are very excited to return to Colombia’s culinary capital for a series of events that promise to be even bigger and better than before.”
On Monday 29 October, Latin America’s 50 Best Restaurants will hold the latest edition of #50BestTalks, a thought-leadership event where guest speakers –including Jefferson Rueda of A Casa do Porco, in São Paulo, and Leonor Espinosa of Leo, in Bogotá– will discuss the future of meat, vegetables and alternative proteins.
The evening of Monday 29 October will see the chefs enjoy a Colombian gastronomic experience at the traditional Chefs’ Feast, an exclusive party to celebrate the restaurants on the list.
The following day, 30 October will be the gala ceremony where a series of individual and special prizes will also be awarded including Best Pastry Chef, the Chef’s Choice Award, the Art of Hospitality Award, the Highest Climber Award, the Highest New Entry Award and a new category this year for the LATAM area: the Sustainable Restaurant Award. Finally, the Best Restaurant in Latin America Award will be presented, sponsored by S.Pellegrino and Acqua Panna.
AWARDS ALREADY ANNOUNCED
Ahead of the official event, a series of highly coveted awards have already been announced. These include the following:
- elit® Vodka Best Female Chef Award 2018: Pía León, Peruvian chef co-owner of Central and chef-owner of Kjolle, both in Lima. At 31, she is the youngest chef to be honoured with this title.
- Diners Club® Lifetime Achievement Award: María Elena Lugo Zermeño and Gerardo Vázquez Lugo are joint winners this year. As mother and son, they are the first to simultaneously take the award that honours their work in elevating traditional Mexican gastronomy over the past decades.
- Miele One to Watch Award: Manu restaurant in Curitiba, run by chef Manoella Buffara will be presented with the award on the night.
Watch the live stream from 8:45pm local time (2:45am CET) on October 30 to see the presentation ceremony.
LATIN AMERICA’S 50 BEST RESTAURANTS PAST WINNERS
Will last year’s winner Maido be able to maintain its top position this year? If not, who will take up the honourable spot of Latin America’s 50 Best Restaurant?
Then there is Central, winner of the previous three consecutive editions from 2014-2016, who only just lost out last year coming in second. Will it get another shot at being top of the list?
Mark your calendar for Fine Dining Lovers’ live stream of the event to find out who will be Latin America’s Best Restaurant 2018.