Michelin Guide Returns To Celebrate Resilience In The Restaurant World : NPR



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The Michelin Guides have celebrated the best restaurants and best chefs in the U.S. since 2005. They paused during the pandemic, but as restaurants reopen, new guides are on the way, beginning next week with Washington, D.C. NPR’s Mandalit del Barco has more.

MANDALIT DEL BARCO, BYLINE: In a statement, the international director of the Michelin Guides noted the monumental shift in the restaurant community, requiring everyone to, quote, “pivot” in their own unique way. He said they looked forward to highlighting the accomplishments of the industry’s most resilient restaurants, who – despite the toughest year,

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Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants 2021 award ceremony celebrates region’s culinary creativity (and resilience)

After being forced online by the pandemic last year, Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants returned to the physical world this week with a glitzy awards ceremony in the Grand Ball Room of the The Kahala Hotel & Resort Yokohama on Thursday.

Hong Kong’s The Chairman took the top spot, beating out 2020 winner Odette (Singapore, No. 2) to be crowned The Best Restaurant in Asia.

The ceremony, which was attended by a scattering of Japanese chefs and guests, was a scaled-down version of festivities from years past, and centered on a video presentation ceremony that was streamed live on YouTube.

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