Le Geranium, meilleur restaurant au monde...

The Geranium, the best restaurant in the world…

Danish eatery Geranium, helmed by chef Rasmus Kofoed in Copenhagen, has been named “Best Restaurant in the World 2022” in London for the 20th anniversary of the influential 50 Best Restaurants ranking, which once again shunned French chefs this year. The Central Peruvian restaurant in Lima is ranked 2nd in this ranking of the 50 best restaurants in the world, prepared by the British magazine for restaurants, the most coveted in world gastronomy. Two Spanish restaurants follow, Barcelona-based Disfrutar (3rd) and Madrid’s Diverxo (4th).

Geranium, a Copenhagen restaurant, followed Noma, another Danish table, as the best restaurant in the world in the influential 50 Best Restaurants ranking. Photo DR

This is the second year in a row that a Danish restaurant has been crowned, Geranium, which took 2nd place in the top 50 last year, replacing Noma. Nature-inspired chef Rasmus Kofoed won the Bocuse d’Or in 2011 and his establishment received the country’s first three Michelin stars in 2016. Colombian Leonor Espinosa also received the award for “Best Chef in the World”, succeeding Peruvian Pía Leon. His Leo restaurant in Bogota ranks 48th.

As in the previous year, only three French restaurants, all Parisians, were recognized in the Top 50: Bertrand Grébaud’s Septime, which climbed two places to sit at 22nd, Christophe Pelé’s Le Clarence, a newcomer (28th), and Alain Passard’s Arpège, relegated to position 31 (-8 places). Ranked 41st in 2021, Alléno Paris fell to 58th in Yannick Alléno’s Pavillon Ledoyen. The second part of the Top 100, unveiled upstream in early July, honored a total of five Tricolor tables, including Alexandre Mazzia’s Marseille AM, which gave him the Chef to Follow award.

With twenty dishes, the menu at KOKS, a 2-star restaurant with a view of Greenland’s icebergs, delights the taste buds for around 280 euros, excluding wines and drinks. Odd Andersen/AFP

Since 2002, the 50 Best have been awarded by 1,080 independent experts (chefs, trade journalists, restaurant owners, etc.) who have evaluated their experiences over the past 18 months under the aegis of the British press group William Reed’s Restaurant magazine. Distributed in 27 regions of the world with 40 voters each, they can vote for 10 restaurants, at least three of which are outside their region. The ceremony, originally scheduled in Moscow, was moved to London following the Russian invasion of Ukraine in February. There was also no Russian table on the list, as the organizers announced in March. The legitimacy of this multi-brand sponsored classification is regularly disputed, particularly by French chefs who accuse it of complacency and opacity. In response, its critics, French but also Japanese and American, launched “La liste” in 2015, a ranking of 1,000 tables around the world.

On the other hand, far beyond the Arctic Circle, at the 69th parallel north, Faroese chef Poul Andrias Ziska, two Michelin stars, has laid down pots and pans in Greenland and opened the territory’s only award-winning ice cream restaurant. In Ilimanaq, a hamlet of 50 inhabitants, hidden behind the icebergs and only accessible by boat or helicopter, since mid-June we find KOKS, the northernmost star that the famous gastronomic guide has ever known.

With twenty dishes, the menu at KOKS, a 2-star restaurant with a view of Greenland’s icebergs, delights the taste buds for around 280 euros, excluding wines and drinks. Odd Andersen/AFP

Transferred from the Faroe Islands with its precious stars, the sea-view restaurant is housed in a narrow black wooden house, one of the oldest in Greenland. The service is limited to around twenty people, underscoring the timeless nature of the experience. In this harsh land, where there is practically no agriculture except in the south, about 1,000 km away, the chef experiments with local production, including whales, not forgetting seaweed. “We try to focus as much as possible on Greenlandic products, from halibut to snow crab, musk ox and ptarmigan (ptarmigan), various herbs and berries,” says Mr. Ziska. The team can also fish directly for capelin from the pontoon, where visitors sometimes have the opportunity to admire the whales.

Until a few months ago, the young chef ran KOKS at his home in the Faroe Islands, where he won his first star in 2017, his second in 2019 and the title of the most isolated Michelin in the world, lost in a corner of the archipelago. He plans to return there for a permanent installation, but explains that he’s always wanted to get together with another area in the far north of Europe, “Iceland, Greenland or even Svalbard”.

Source: AFP

Danish eatery Geranium, helmed by chef Rasmus Kofoed in Copenhagen, has been named “Best Restaurant in the World 2022” in London for the 20th anniversary of the influential 50 Best Restaurants ranking, which once again shunned French chefs this year. The Central Peruvian restaurant in Lima is ranked 2nd in this ranking of the top 50…


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