The Oscars of the food world celebrated their 2018 edition on Junr the 19th in Bilbao, Spain. After 13 years in London, The World’s 50 Best Restaurants started a global tour and their 2016 edition was held in New York while the 2017 one, in Melbourne.
The event this year took place in Bilbao in Spain’s Basque Country, one of Europe’s finest gastronomical regions – you can live-stream the ceremony in its entirety on this page from 8.45pm Bilbao local time.
The Basque region of Spain is home to four of the restaurants on this year’s 50 Best list and there are a further five Spanish restaurants within the top 100, the highest being El Celler de Can Roca in Girona at No.2.
Spain’s Basque Country has long been known for their gastronomical tradition, with the highest concentration of Michelin-starred restaurants per capita and a strong and enduring representation of restaurants in the 50 Best list. The 2018 awards programme includes, besides the awards ceremony, where the list itself will be announced, several events like the Chefs’ Feast, an intimate celebration exclusively for the cooks of The World’s 50 Best Restaurants, and a #50BestTalks live event featuring top chef speakers.
Discover more about some of the Spanish restaurants on the 2018 list:
No.2 El Celler de Can Roca, Girona
No.9 Mugaritz, San Sebastian
No.10 Asador Etxebarri, Axpe
No.31 Arzak, San Sebastian
No.32 Tickets, Barcelona
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