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Italy’s Osteria Francescana named best restaurant of the World

Osteria Francescana the Italian restaurant owned and managed by chef Massimo Bottura has just been named the best restaurant of the World.

In a ceremony that took place in the coastal city of Bilbao in Spain 50 chefs from the four corners of the world gathered to assist to the awards ceremony and to see who among them would be crowned as the king (or queen) of food.

The third place was conquered by Mirazur the restaurant in Mentone (France) owned by the Argentinian chef of Italian descent Mauro Colagreco.

On the second step of the podium there is El Celler de Can Roca based in Girona and managed by the three Roca brothers.

The gold medal was assigned to chef Massimo Bottura who, with his restaurant Osteria Francescana, won the title as best restaurant of the word for the second time. It was the winner also in 2016 and got the third place in 2014.

If Europe got the first three spots of the list, the other countries are well represented by important names of the world culinary tradition. North America got the fourth place with New York’s Eleven Madison Park, Gaggan represents Asia (Bangkok) at the fifth place and two restaurants both based in Lima (Perù) have the responsibility to represent South America: Central (6th place) and Maido (7th place).

Here below the full list of the first 10 restaurants who got to the finals of the 2018 Best Restaurant Awards:

1. Osteria Francescana (Modena, Italy) *best restaurant in Europe*
2. El Celler de Can Roca (Girona, Spain)
3. Mirazur (Menton, France)
4. Eleven Madison Park (New York City) *best restaurant in North America*
5. Gaggan (Bangkok) *best restaurant in Asia*
6. Central (Lima, Peru) *best restaurant in South America*
7. Maido (Lima, Peru)
8. Arpege (Paris, France)
9. Mugaritz (San Sebastian, Spain)
10. Asador Etxebarri (Axpe, Spain)
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