Celebrating Asia’s best in Bangkok

February 29th 2016 will see the fourth annual Asia’s 50 Best restaurantawardceremony held in the Thai capital of Bangkok. Following three successful years in Singapore, 2016 marks the first time Thailand will host the event. The region’s most respected chefs and influential restaurateurs, together with leading industry figures and international media, will gather for the announcement of Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants list.

Since launching in 2013, Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants has become the most trusted and credible guide to the best places to eat around the region. In 2015, changes to the voting process were introduced to reflect the opinions of over 300 voters spread throughout Asia and better showcase the diversity of Asia’s culinary scene. The 2015 list of Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants featured eight new entries, including first-time entries from the Philippines (Antonio’s, #48) and Cambodia (Cuisine Wat Damnak, #50).

As further evidence to this and of Thailand’s growing influence on the region’s culinary scene, Bangkok restaurants have claimed the No.1 spot on Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants list for the last two years. Nahm took top honours in 2014 while eponymous restaurant secured the No.1 spot in 2015. Along with Gaggan and Nahm, the 2015 list also featured the Bangkok-based restaurants Eat Me at #25, Bo.lan at #37and Issaya Siamese Club #39.

H.E. Kobkarn Wattanavrangkul, Minister of Tourism and Sports of Thailand, says: “Thailand is honoured to be the host country of Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants 2016. The support of this event is consistent with the national agenda to promote Thainess, Thai culture, and, in particular, Thai cuisine to the world. It will also strengthen the country’s strong brand image and differentiate us from other countries. Moreover, it will prominently feature and position Thailand as a multi-faceted fine dining destination where visitors are treated to an unimaginable array of cuisine options prepared by renowned chefs and backed by our warm Thai hospitality.”

So look out for the highlights from the ceremonyon www.four-magazine.com where you can find out the resultsfrom thesix voting regions: India & Subcontinent; South-East Asia – South; South-East Asia – North; Hong Kong, Taiwan & Macau; mainland China & Korea; Japan.

For more information on the award ceremony and Asia’s 50 Best Restaurant Guide click here |www.theworlds50best.com/asia