El Celler de Can Roca Trumps Noma As World’s Best Restaurant

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LONDON, U.K. — El Celler de Can Roca in Girona, Spain, has been named the S. Pellegrino World’s Best Restaurant, followed by Modena, Italy’s Osteria Francescana, in second place and Denmark’s Noma restaurant in third place.

The modern Spanish concept, helmed by Joan Roca, was lauded for its imagination-defying cuisine, rounding out the top 100 list of global concepts. “It has been a hugely exciting year with such a variety of culinary talents celebrated here tonight,” William Drew, group editor of The World’s 50 Best Restaurants said during the annual awards ceremony in London’s Guildhall. “As the appetite for reaching new gastronomic heights continues to grow we feel privileged to play a part in this journey of discovery and are proud to bring together this unique community of extraordinary talent within the industry.”

Central restaurant in Lima, Peru came in fourth place, followed by Eleven Madison Park in New York, Mugaritz in San Sebastián, Spain, Dinner by Heston Blumenthal in London, Narisawa in Tokyo, D.O.M. in São Paulo and Gaggan in Bangkok.

Meanwhile, Canadians celebrated a return to the list as Montreal’s Joe Beef placed number 81.

To view the complete list of winners visit theworlds50best.com.