The World’s 50 Best Restaurants 2024 Announced In Las Vegas

The World's 50 Best Restaurants 2024 Announced In Las Vegas

As the big band breezed through the Vegas songbook — from Elvis’ ‘Viva Las Vegas’ to Dean Martin’s ‘Everybody Loves Somebody’ — sponsors, media, and the best chefs in the world gathered in the hall for The World’s 50 Best Restaurants 2024, held in collaboration with S. Pellegrino & Acqua Panna. 

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Among those gathered at The World’s 50 Best Restaurants 2024 were luminaries like Daniel Humm, Thomas Keller, Joan Roca and Mauro Colagreco – all from former #1 restaurants who are no longer eligible for entry, but still content to be a part of the proceedings that began a short walk away at the Encore Theatre, at the Wynn, Las Vegas.

There, they helped welcome Virgilio Martinez and Pía León from last year’s number one restaurant Central, in Lima, Peru, into their exclusive club, while taking front row seats for the inauguration of a new number one, the recognition of all The World’s 50 Best Restaurants (including those in the 51-100 list), and some additional awards: for The Champions of Change, Best Female Chef, the Gin Mare Art of Hospitality Award, the Sosa World’s Best Pastry Chef Award, the the Resy One To Watch, the Highstreet Highest Climber Award, the Highest New Entry 2024 Award, the Woodford Reserve Icon Award 2024, the Sustainable Restaurant Award, and the Estrella Damm Chefs’ Choice Award 2024.

Hunting For Treasure At The World’s 50 Best Restaurants 2024 in Las Vegas

A culmination of a series of events in Vegas, which were proudly welcomed in by Steve Hill from Visit Las Vegas, who described Las Vegas as “a platform for great ideas and concepts,” at the press conference for The World’s 50 Best Restaurants 2024 Awards held the previous day, which was followed by the 50 Best Talks.

This year, those The World’s 50 Best Restaurants’ 50 Best Talks was called ‘Treasure Hunt,’ with seven guests, exploring the theme in their own inimitable ways. 

The speakers were Jessica Rosval, who co-founded the Association for the Integration of Women, and later Roots Restaurant, Billy Wagner and Micha Schäfer, from Nobelhart & Schmutzig, Berlin, Kwame Onwuachi who runs Tatiana in New York, and is weeks away from opening his second restaurant in Washington D.C. called Dōgon, Malena Martínez of research body Mater Iniciativa, Eleven Madison Park’s Daniel Humm and Josh Niland, from Saint Peter, who proved that culinary treasures could range from fish butchery to projects that prepare migrant woman for the restaurant industry. 

World’s 50 Best Restaurants 2024 Champions Of Change

Among the awards, the Champions of Change section recognized the work of Caroline Caporossi and chef Jessica Rosval in Modena, who co-founded the Association for the Integration of Women, and Roots Restaurant, which helps to give migrant women culinary careers. And Brazilian João Diamante, and his social project Diamantes Na Cozinha (Diamonds in the Kitchen), was also recognized in the category, for his organization’s youth-oriented nutrition and hospitality courses.

All The Accolades From The World’s 50 Best Restaurants 2024

Brazilian chef Janaína Torres, from A Casa do Porco, São Paulo, was named Best Female Chef, receiving the accolade from last year’s winner, Elena Reygadas, from Rosetta, Mexico City. 

Plénitude in Paris’ Cheval Blanc hotel on the banks of the River Seine, received the Gin Mare Art of Hospitality Award 2024. And from the same city, Nina Métayer, who has embraced modern techniques to elevate and evolve classic sweets and pastries, received the Sosa World’s Best Pastry Chef award. 

Kato, in LA, where Taiwanese-American chef Jonathan Yao revisits the tastes of his childhood, was chosen as the Resy One To Watch. 

Pablo Rivero, from Don Julio in Buenos Aires, was chosen as the sommelier of the year. 

Danny Yip’s The Chairman, in Hong Kong, was the highest climber (and recipient of the Highstreet Highest Climber Award). And completing a remarkable double for the city, Vicky Cheng’s Wing, was the Highest New Entry 2024. 

Sydney-born chef and restaurateur Neil Perry received the Woodford Reserve Icon Award 2024, commemorating 40 years in the business. In an emotional speech, Perry reminded the audience that his mission, when working with young chefs, was not only to help them to cook better, but to be better people. 

And sharing a similarly impactful mindset, Billy Wagner and Micha Schäfer’s Nobelhart & Schmutzig, in Berlin, won the Sustainable Restaurant Award. The “restaurant with an educational mission” looks to uplift its operations, staff culture and impact society, with its “triangle of humanity” philosophy. 

And charismatic chef Mitsuharu ‘Micha’ Tsumura from Maido, Lima received the Estrella Damm Chefs’ Choice Award 2024 for his boundary-breaking cuisine built upon Nikkei traditions – he was born in Peru to Japanese parents and trained in Osaka, Japan, before returning home to open Maido in 2009.

The Announcement Of The World’s 50 Best Restaurants 2024

All of which neatly interspersed a countdown of the list of the World’s 50 Best Restaurants that culminated in a tense finale, with two Spanish restaurants, Asador Etxebarri, in Atxondo, and Barcelona’s Disfrutar, vying for number one. 

In the end, chefs Oriol Castro, Eduard Xatruch and Mateu Casañas from Disfrutar ascended the stage at the Encore Theatre to receive their award as The World’s 50 Best Restaurants 2024 number one.

50. Uliassi, Senigallia, Italy 

49. La Colombe, Cape Town, South Africa (New Entry)

48. Hiša Franko, Kobarid, Slovenia 

47. Schloss Schauenstein, Fürstenau, Switzerland

46. SingleThread, Healdsburg, America (Re-entry)

45. Arpège, Paris, France (Re-entry)

44. Mingles, Seoul, South Korea (New Entry)

43. Nobelhart & Schmutzig, Berlin, Germany

42. Ikoyi, London, England

41. Mayta, Lima, Peru 

40. Le Du, Bangkok, Thailand 

39. Piazza Duomo, Alba, Italy

38. Sorn, Bangkok, Thailand (Re-entry)

37. Oteque, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (Re-entry)

36. The Jane, Antwerp, Belgium  

35. Frantzén, Stockholm, Sweden

34. Rosetta, Mexico City, Mexico 

33. Pujol, Mexico City, Mexico

32. Den, Tokyo, Japan

31.  Belcanto, Lisbon, Portugal

30. Restaurant Tim Raue, Berlin, Germany

29. Boragó, Santiago, Chile 

28. Elkano, Getaria, Spain

27. A Casa do Porco, São Paulo, Brazil

26. The Chairman, Hong Kong, China (Highest Climber)

25. El Chato, Bogotá, Colombia 

24. Odette, Singapore

23. Sühring, Bangkok, Thailand (Re-entry)

22. Steirereck, Vienna, Austria 

21. Florilège, Tokyo, Japan

20. Wing, Hong Kong, China (Highest New Entry)

19. Reale, Castel di Sangro, Italy

18. Plénitude, Paris, France 

17. Kol, London, England

16. Kjolle, Lima, Peru

15. Sézanne, Tokyo, Japan

14. Quique Dacosta, Dénia, Spain

13. Trèsind Studio, Dubai 

12. Lido 84, Gardone Riviera, Italy

11. Septime, Paris, France

10. Don Julio, Buenos Aires, Argentina

9. Gaggan, Bangkok, Thailand (Best Restaurant In Asia 2024)

8. Alchemist, Copenhagen, Denmark

7. Quintonil, Mexico City, Mexico

6. Atomix, New York, America (Best Restaurant In North America 2024)

5. Maido, Lima, Peru (Best Restaurant in Latin America 2024)

4. Diverxo, Madrid, Spain

3. Table by Bruno Verjus, Paris, France

2. Asador Etxebarri, Atxondo, Spain 

1. Disfrutar, Barcelona, Spain (Best Restaurant in Europe)


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