Central and Eastern Europe

The World’s Best 50 Restaurants edition 2021

The results of the 2021 edition of World’s Best 50 restaurants are announced. The number one is restaurant Noma from Denmark and number two Geranium also from Denmark. The top 3 closes the Spanish restaurant Asador Etxebarri.

It is worth mentioning that restaurant Noma is a three ster Michelin restaurant and chosen for the 5th time the best World restaurant. It is led by chef René Redzepi. Redzepi was born in Copenhagen, Denmark, to an immigrant father of Albanian ethnic descent from Tetovo, North Macedonia (at that moment the Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia) and a Danish mother. When he was young, Redzepi’s family moved to North Macedonia and lived in Tetovo for some time.

Slovenian restaurant Hiša Franko is the highest listed restaurant from the CEE region, place 21. (in 2019 Hiša Franko ranked 38th and a year before 48th). Chef Ana Roš is a self-taught chef. Roš completed a degree in international diplomatic studies to become a diplomat. When she met her husband Valter Kramar they both took over his family’s restaurant. She specialises in fresh pasta and dishes that focus on local products from within a few kilometres of Hiša Franko.

As the World’s Best 50 restaurants points out ”Chef Ana Roš put Slovenia on the gastronomic map after being voted The World’s Best Female Chef in 2017 and starring in her own episode of Netflix’s cult series, Chef’s Table. Pronounced Hi-sha Franko, the restaurant is located in the stunning surrounds of the Soča Valley and has drawn visitors to Slovenia from all over the world.”

Slovenian restaurants have already been discovered by Michelin, too. Hiša Franko is a two Michelin star restaurant and the second edition of the MICHELIN GUIDE SLOVENIA 2021 expanded its list including 53 addresses, including 1 new one-Star restaurant, 1 new MICHELIN Green Star restaurant, 1 new Bib Gourmand restaurant and 2 other restaurants entering the Guide for the first time.

On the list of the World’s Best 50 restaurants there are also two Russian restaurants: White Rabbit (25), Twins Garden (30).

The World’s 50 Best Restaurants has been reflecting the diversity of the world’s culinary landscape since 2002. The World’s 50 Best Restaurants list is based on the votes of the “World’s 50 Best Restaurants Academy” consisting of 26 panels. The world is divided into regions and each region has a chairperson chosen for his/her knowledge of a given part of the restaurant world. These chairs each chose a voting panel of 40 members, who cast votes annually.

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Sources: https://www.theworlds50best.com/the-list/21-30/Hisa-Franko.html

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