Copenhagen still has some of the best restaurants in the world, but not Noma.
Hats are according to the World’s 50 Best Restaurants Awards, where Copenhagen’s Geranium topped the list in 2022 at a ceremony in London last night.
Geranium, led by Rasmus Kofoed and Søren Ledet, was ranked second on last year’s list. This year, Lima’s Central, Peru and Barcelona disfluters have joined the top three.
The Geranium team “created an unforgettable dining experience by bringing seasonal cuisine to the highest heights and offering accurate, beautiful and elegant cuisine that combines art and flavor with a groundbreaking drink program.” Said William Drew, Awards Content Director.
Of course, it comes at a price. The 3-hour tasting menu costs DK 3,200pp (€ 430pp) and wine combinations range from € 269pp (“heart and soil”) to € 2,418pp (“rare and unique”).
The menu has been free of meat since January of this year.
“Chef Kofoed’s meticulous cooking and incredible vision, including his recent decision not to use meat, have won praise and fans around the world,” said the award quote. I am.
The 50 Best Restaurants in the World, sponsored by San Pellegrino and Acqua Panna, are widely known as the Oscars of the industry, but their choices and omissions are, of course, subject to intense debate and sometimes controversy.
This list is now in its 20th year and has been voted on by 1,080 industry experts and “traveling gourmets” and has been independently ruled by Deloitte.
Irish restaurants haven’t appeared in the rankings since the Roundwood House of CoLaois reached 42nd place in 2002 and Thornton’s of Dublin reached 25th place in 2003.
René Redzepi’s Noma was named the World’s Best Restaurant in 2021 when the award returned after the pandemic pause, but due to changes in the 2019 rules, previous winners can no longer vote.
Geranium joins Copenhagen’s colleagues alongside El Bulli, Fat Duck, The French Laundry, El Cellar Decan Roca, Hosteria Francescana, Mirazur and Eleven Madison Park.
The 2022 list includes restaurants in 24 regions on five continents and 12 new restaurants, including Uliassi in Sena Gallia, Italy. This is the highest new entrant in 12th place this year.
Other new entries include Copenhagen’s alchemists (18) and Jordner (38). Jane of Antwerp (23). Le Clarence in Paris (28). St. Hubertus (29) in San Cassiano, Italy. And Ikoyi (49) in London.
The ceremony was hosted by actor and gourmet Stanley Tucci.
World’s Best Restaurant 502021
- Geranium, Copenhagen
- Central, Lima
- Disfrutar, Barcelona
- Diverxo, Madrid
- Mexico City, Puyol
- Asador Etxebar, Atxondo
- Casa do Porco, Sao Paulo
- Lido 84, Gardone Riviera
- Mexico City, Quintonil
- Lubano, Luca Landre
A complete list is available at theworlds50best.com.