Three Indian chefs have made their way into the top 20 spots of the Asia's 50 Best Restaurants listing—Gaggan Anand, Manish Mehrotra and Garima Arora. Anand and Mehrotra are formidable names in the modern progressive Indian genre whereas Arora is a young gun successfully exploring her personal culinary style and philosophy.
Anand’s eponymous restaurant is now in second place, which will be closing its doors in 2020, while Arora’s Gaa is at 16th place and Indian Accent under the tutelage of Mehrotra is at 17th.
After four years at the top of the Asia's 50 Best Restaurants listing, Anand is handing over the leadership position to Singapore-based contemporary French restaurant Odette, which already has two Michelin stars, run by French chef Julien Royer.
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As the only Indian restaurant, Indian Accent also took home the moniker for India’s best restaurant. In an Instagram post Mehrotra shared his excitement:
This has been a big year for Arora, apart from being the first Indian woman to win a Michelin star, she has also been declared Best Female Chef in Asia. “This award is a validation of our team’s hard work and commitment to excellence. I am honoured that chefs and respected industry peers voting on this award recognise and appreciate our efforts,” she said. Gaa, her restaurant, also has the accolade of being the highest new entry in Asia's 50 Best Restaurants this year.
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The World’s 50 Best Restaurants was founded in 2002 and over the following decade established itself as the leading global guide to outstanding dining destinations across the globe. In 2013, Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants and Latin America’s 50 Best Restaurants were introduced. Since its inception, Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants has quickly grown to become the premier gastronomic ranking in the region with its awards events marking the greatest annual gathering of chefs, restaurateurs, media and food industry VIPs.
With inputs from Relax News
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