OpenTable Releases Its 2021 List

If Le Déjeuner sur l’herbe was any indication, dining al fresco was obviously alluring way before 2020. But if the pandemic taught restaurants anything, it’s how to pivot and do things even better—and diners, in turn, have certainly learned how to appreciate their third places more.

So for those seeking something beyond a fancy “streetery,” OpenTable—one of America’s more popular online reservations platform—has just released its latest diner-reviewed list in anticipation of the country’s post-Covid reopening: Top 25 Restaurants for Outdoor

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Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants 2021 List

Despite the ongoing pandemic, Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants has expressed its optimistic outlook of 2021 with its ninth annual list of the top restaurants of the continent. Virtually announced, the list is organized by William Reed Business Media with voting from 300 leaders in the restaurant industry across Asia. The writers and critics, chefs, restaurateurs and highly regarded “foodies” of six regions: India & Subcontinent; South-East Asia – South; South-East Asia – North; Hong Kong, Taiwan & Macau; Mainland China & Korea; Japan led by Academy Chairs deliberated to come up with their picks for 2021.

Top honors went to

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Asia’s 50 Best Restaurant’s New 51-100 List; Antonio’s And Gallery By Chele Make The Cut

For the first time ever, Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants released its 51-100 list of top dining establishments around the region. William Drew, Director of Content at Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants, says: “This year we have decided to publish the list of restaurants ranked from 51-100, created from the Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants voting process, in order to recognise a greater number of venues than ever before. The global pandemic has been devastating for hospitality and it is vital that we support restaurants across Asia in their recovery. By announcing the 51- 100 list of restaurants, along with the unranked Essence

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What To Expect From Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants 2021 And The New Essence Of Asia List

Drew is unsure whether these new lists for Latin America and Asia will endure post-pandemic, but it seems clear that there is a place for such collections––there are always F&B professionals preserving traditions or looking out for their communities who deserve to be celebrated.

In Hong Kong, for example, we love Dignity Kitchen, which was founded in Singapore but expanded to Hong Kong in January 2020 and provides training and employment for the disabled in its restaurant; Gingko House, which creates employment opportunities for the elderly and supports Hong Kong’s farms through the use of local organic vegetables in

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Foreign contaminants top list in food recall roundup

Plastic, metal and glass contamination all forced food and drink firms to remove their products from shelves, as well as the presence of Salmonella amid the continuing Europe-wide outbreak of salmonella enteriditis​ cases.

 

Plastic contamination forces meatball recall

Retailer The Co-op has been forced to recall packs of 12 British Beef Meatballs, after it was discovered some of the products were contaminated with pieces of plastic.

The recall applied to 350g packs of the product with a use by date of 5 March 2021. The possible presence of plastic made the product unsafe to eat.

The Co-op removed

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