In a matter of minutes (12 noon today to be exact) award-winning chefs that have travelled to Singapore from all over Asia for the annual Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants awards ceremony 2014 will finally find out who has made it onto the Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants list 2014.
Among the host of notables attending the event is last year’s No.1, chef Yoshihiro Narisawa from Les Créations de Narisawa restaurant in Tokyo, who is set to feature in FOUR Magazine’s upcoming International edition. Click here to pre-order your copy.
Special awards will be going to a handful of chefs for their outstanding dedication to the culinary sector, including Chinese chef Ivan Li from Family Li Imperial Cuisine restaurant in Shanghai, who was named the recipient of the 2014 Lifetime Achievement Award earlier this month and will be presented with his award at the ceremony today.
Ivan has become well known for his use of traditional recipes and cooking methods, which he’s garnered from his great-grandfather, Li Shunqing, who oversaw the imperial menu in the Forbidden City during the Qing dynasty. His braised abalone dish (pictured) is a testimony to his dedication to using the time-honoured recipes that his family has preserved for four generations.
Taiwan’s female chef of the moment, Lanshu Chen, from Le Moût Restaurant who has attracted oodles of attention for her stylistic French creations, has also been granted a special award: The Veuve Clicquot Asia’s Best Female Chef 2014. Lanshu will join the likes of Latin America’s 2013 Best Female Chef, Helena Rizzo from restaurant Mani in São Paulo and World’s Best Female Chef 2013, Nadia Santini from Dal Pescatore in Matova, Italy.
For those wanting live updates of all the latest awards news, visit Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants dedicated Facebook page, here, from 12 noon today when the awards will be announced, or stay tuned on FOUR Magazine's Facebook and Twitter feeds.