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Gaggan in Bangkok Claims No.1 Spot at Asia's 50 Best Restaurants Awards

Category: Food & Beverage
Posted Mar 30, 2015 13:28 (GMT +7)

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SINGAPORE--(Marketwired)-- Mar 9, 2015
Gaggan in Bangkok has secured the No.1 spot at the Asia's 50 Best Restaurants 2015 awards. Sponsored by S.Pellegrino & Acqua Panna, the 2015 list of winners was revealed at an awards ceremony at Capella Hotel, Singapore.
Gaggan earned the coveted titles of The S.Pellegrino Best Restaurant in Asia and The S.Pellegrino Best Restaurant in Thailand.
Chef Gaggan Anand opened his Bangkok restaurant in 2010 and was ranked No.3 at the Asia's 50 Best Restaurants awards last year.
China boasts 16 restaurants on the list, followed by Singapore and Japan with 10 and eight respectively.
Individual Country Awards:
Ultraviolet by Paul Pairet (No.3) in Shanghai is named The S.Pellegrino Best Restaurant in China.
Rising one place from its 2014 ranking, Restaurant Andre (No.5) retains the title of The S.Pellegrino Best Restaurant in Singapore.
For a third consecutive year, Narisawa (No.2) is named The S.Pellegrino Best Restaurant in Japan.
Jungsik rises 10 places to No.10, earning the title of The S.Pellegrino Best Restaurant in Korea.
For the first time, Indian Accent (No.22) claims the title of The S.Pellegrino Best Restaurant in India.
Ranking at No.26, Le Mout retains its title as The S.Pellegrino Best Restaurant in Taiwan. Asia's 50 Best Restaurants also recognises Nihonbashi in Colombo (No.31) as The S.Pellegrino Best Restaurant in Sri Lanka, Antonio's (No.48) in Tagaytay as The S.Pellegrino Best Restaurant in the Philippines and Cuisine Wat Damnak (No.50) in Siem Reap as The S.Pellegrino Best Restaurant in Cambodia.
Other award winners announced include:
Asia's Best Pastry Chef, sponsored by Cacao Barry: Hidemi Sugino
Pastry connoisseurs queue up at Hidemi Sugino's eponymous Tokyo patisserie to experience his signature mousse cakes.
Highest Climber Award: Hajime
Chef Hajime Yoneda's eponymous Osaka restaurant rises 28 places this year, from No.42 in 2014 to No.14.
Highest New Entry Award, sponsored by LesConcierges: Fu He Hui
Chef Tony Lu's vegetarian restaurant, Fu He Hui, enters Asia's 50 Best Restaurants list at No.19.
One To Watch, sponsored by Peroni Nastro Azzurro: La Yeon
La Yeon in Seoul makes its debut on Asia's 50 Best Restaurants list at No.38.
Chefs' Choice Award, sponsored by Nespresso: Richard Ekkebus
As culinary director of Amber, in Hong Kong's Landmark Mandarin Oriental Hotel, Ekkebus is voted by his peers as a master craftsman.
Other honourees include Chef Vicky Lau of Tate Dining Room & Bar in Hong Kong who is named Veuve Clicquot Asia's Best Female Chef 2015. Chef Tetsuya Wakuda of Waku Ghin in Singapore is the worthy recipient of The Diners Club(R) Lifetime Achievement Award.
William Drew, Group Editor of Asia's 50 Best Restaurants, said: ""Asia's 50 Best Restaurants aims to celebrate success, reward innovation and hard work, and provide diners with guidance on the greatest places to eat across the continent.""
How Asia's 50 Best Restaurants list is compiled
Asia's 50 Best Restaurants is created by The Diners Club(R) Asia's 50 Best Restaurants Academy, an influential group of over 300 leaders in the restaurant industry across Asia, each selected for their expert opinion of Asia's restaurant scene.
Asia's 50 Best Restaurants Results:
The full list of award winners is available at www.theworlds50best.com/asia
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The winning chefs and restaurateurs take to the stage at Asia's 50 Best Restaurants, sponsored by S.Pellegrino & Acqua Panna.
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Chef Gaggan Anand receives the award for The S.Pellegrino Best Restaurant in Asia and The S.Pellegrino Best Restaurant in Thailand. Asia's 50 Best Restaurants, sponsored by S.Pellegrino & Acqua Panna, announced the 2015 winners at Capella, Singapore.
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Notes to Editors:
Asia's 50 Best Restaurants Manifesto:
Organised by William Reed Business Media, Asia's 50 Best Restaurants list is an annual snapshot of the opinions and experiences of over 300 restaurant industry experts in Asia.
About our Main Sponsor:
S.Pellegrino and Acqua Panna are the main sponsors of the awards. S.Pellegrino and Acqua Panna are the leading natural mineral waters in the fine dining world.
Our Sponsors:
- Diners Club International(R) - Official Financial Services Sponsor, sponsor of The Diners Club(R) Lifetime Achievement Award and The Diners Club Asia's 50 Best Restaurants Academy.
- LesConcierges - Official Global Concierges Service and sponsor of the Highest New Entry Award
- Veuve Clicquot - Official Champagne Supplier and sponsor of the Veuve Clicquot Asia's Best Female Chef
- Peroni Nastro Azzurro - Official Beer Supplier and sponsor of the One To Watch Award
- Cacao Barry - Official Chocolate Supplier and sponsor of the Asia's Best Pastry Chef Award
- Nespresso - Official Coffee Sponsor and sponsor of the Chefs' Choice Award
- Fine Dining Experiences - Official Digital Ticketing Partner
- Robert Mondavi Winery - Official Wine Supplier
- At-Sunrice GlobalChef Academy - Official Venue Sponsor - Masterclasses
- Capella Hotel Singapore - Official Venue Sponsor - Awards
Note to media: To receive further information and updates from Asia's 50 Best Restaurants, you MUST register with our media center online at http://www.theworlds50best.com/asia/en/media-centre-registration.html
CONTACT INFORMATION
For press enquiries, please contact CatchOn & Company in Hong Kong
Paul Calder/Michelle Lee
Email: asias50best@catchonco.com
Telephone: +852 2566 8988 "

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