The Flanders region (Belgium) will host the 19th edition of The World’s 50 Best Restaurants in 2020. The annual list of the best restaurants in the world will continue its world tour after leaving its permanent headquarters in London in 2015. New York took the witness in 2016, and subsequently, the event was held in Melbourne (2017), Bilbao (2018) and Singapore (2019).
The host country will hold a series of events that will culminate in the awards ceremony in the city of Antwerp, where the annual list of The World’s 50 Best Restaurants will be announced, here you can see the winners of 2019, sponsored by S.Pellegrino and Acqua Panna.
The event program of The World’s 50 Best Restaurants 2020 will feature several chefs, restaurateurs, food lovers with exquisite palates and influential travelers from around the world. As in previous editions, there will be the hashtag # 50BestTalks so that users of social networks can talk about global gastronomy.
William Drew, content director of The World’s 50 Best Restaurants, said that, after a “very successful” edition in Singapore, “we are very excited to bring The World’s 50 Best Restaurants back to Europe, and specifically to the regional cuisine of Flanders in Belgium”.
The cuisine of this region is known for its famous frieten, fries, however, it is also home to a large concentration of high-class restaurants, as well as numerous ingredients and products, such as vegetables, seafood, beer, Cakes, and chocolates.
Three restaurants in Flanders are among the best in the world. The Hof van Cleve by Peter Goossens, in Kruishoutem, reached 43rd place in the 50 Best lists by climbing 20 positions. Also, in the extended list of restaurants positioned between 51 and 120, is The Jane by Nick Bril, in Antwerp, at location 99, and the Chambre Séparée de Kobe Desramaul, in Ghent, as a new participant in square 111. “Belgium also claims to have an emerging culinary scene with young and innovative chefs who inject new life into centuries-old traditions,” they explain from the organization.