After two years in the No.2 spot, Massimo Bottura’s restaurant in a Modena, Italystepped up to take the top spot in this year’s 2016 gastronomic awards. As voted for by apanel of almost 1,000 gastronomic experts worldwide,the win for Massimoreflects”the chef’s ongoing creativity, immense skill, undimmed passion and fierce determination to defy the odds.” -World’s 50 Best.

The crown was of course taken from the Roca Brother’s, El Celler de Can Roca in Girona, Spain, who have claimed the title on more than one occasion but will now reside in second place behind Chef Bottura.

This was a common theme for last nights awards with half of the nominees in the top 20, having recieved a lower ranking. Apart fromEl Celler de Can Roca down to #2,Rene Redzepi’s Noma in Copenhagen went from #3 to #5,Dinner by Heston Blumenthal fell from #7 to #45; Mugaritz in San Sebastian, Spain slipped from #6 to #7,D.O.M. now takes #11 spot after being #9; Bangkok’s Gaggan, dropped from #12 to #23; L’Arpege, is now #19; Astrid Y Gaston in Lima Peru was #14 butthis year it’s #30; Mexico’s Pujol went from #16 to #25; Arzak in San Sebastian, Spain was #17 and this year it has dropped to #21; and Le Bernardin, which was once in the #18 spot is now #24.

Below is 2016′s list—and to go to the World’s 50 Best Restaurants site, clickhere.

THE WORLD’S 50 BEST RESTAURANTS 50-1

  1. Osteria Francescana|Modena, Italy
  2. El Celler de Can Roca|Girona,Spain
  3. Eleven Madison Park|New York City
  4. Central|Lima, Peru
  5. Noma|Copenhagen
  6. Mirazur|Menton, France
  7. Mugaritz|Errenteria, Spain
  8. Narisawa|Tokyo, Japan
  9. Steirereck|Vienna, Austria
  10. Asador Etxebarri|Axpe, Spain
  11. D.O.M.|São Paulo, Brazil
  12. Quintonil|Mexico City
  13. Maido|Lima, Peru
  14. The Ledbury|London, UK
  15. Alinea|Chicago
  16. Azurmendi|Larrabetzu, Spain
  17. Piazza Duomo|Alba, Italy
  18. White Rabbit|Moscow, Russia
  19. L’Arpege|Paris, France
  20. Amber|Hong Kong
  21. Arzak|San Sebastian, Spain
  22. Test Kitchen|Cape Town,South Africa
  23. Gaggan|Bangkok, Thailand
  24. Le Bernardin|New York City
  25. Pujol|Mexico City
  26. The Clove Club|London, UK
  27. Saison|San Francisco
  28. Geranium|Copenhagen, Denmark
  29. Tickets|Barcelona, Spain
  30. Astrid y Gaston|Lima, Peru
  31. RyuGin|Tokyo, Japan
  32. Restaurant Andre|Singapore
  33. Attica|Melbourne, Australia
  34. Restaurant Tim Raue|Berlin, Germany
  35. Vendome|Bergisch Gladbach, Germany
  36. Borago|Santiago, Chile
  37. Nahm|Bangkok, Thailand
  38. De Librije|Zwolle, the Netherlands
  39. Le Calandre|Italy
  40. Relae|Copenhagen, Denmark
  41. Fäviken|Sweden
  42. Ultraviolet|Shanghai, China
  43. Biko|Mexico City
  44. Estela|New York
  45. Dinner by Heston Blumenthal|London, UK
  46. Combal Zero|Rivoli, Italy
  47. Schloss Schauenstein|Austria
  48. Blue Hill at Stone Barns|Pocatino Hills, New York
  49. QuiQue Dacosta|Denia, Spain
  50. Septime|Paris, France