World’s 50 Best Season is upon us. And in a major procedural change for 2019, previous winners of the No. 1 spot will no longer be featured on the list at all.
On June 18, the organization revealed its long list, typically known as the “back 50.” This year, in celebration of sponsor San Pellegrino’s 120th anniversary, the long list stretch from 51 to 120.
Other awards that have been announced prior to the main event: the controversial Best Female Chef Award (Daniela Soto-Innes of NYC’s Cosme); the One to Watch Award (Lido 84 in Italy); and the Icon Award to José Andrés. The 2019 Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants list was announced in March, with Odette in Singapore taking No. 1.