The industry is holding its breath to see whether René Redzepi and his team from Noma in Denmark can make it 3 years in a row at the coveted top spot.
The Brits also wait in anticipation to see whether Blumenthal’s new offering, Dinner by Heston Blumenthal, as well as The Fat Duck, will feature on the list, and where last year’s Highest New Entry, The Ledbury, will appear.
Europe, which always puts in a strong performance at the awards, already has plenty to celebrate after Elena Arzak Espina, Joint Head Chef from Spanish establishment Arzak, was named the Veuve Clicquot World’s Best Female Chef award earlier this month.
Emerging foodie nations and regions within Asia and South America will also be looking to increase their standing on the list this year with strong candidates from the likes of Singapore, Hong Kong and Japan, as well as Mexico, Peru and Brazil.
Guests on the night will be treated to a plethora of gastronomic treats for the taste buds including a Lavazza espresso canapé like no other, created by last year’s winner of the Chefs’ Choice award, Massimo Bottura of Osteria Francescana in Italy.
Watch the Live Streaming: Monday 30th April 2012, 7:45 pm