If you love to eat out and know all about well-known chefs, following the annual 'World's 50 Best Restaurants' must be on your list. Often dubbed the Oscars of the fine dining world, this year, the annual gastronomic meet will be held later this month in the port city of Valencia on Spain's south-eastern coast. The unveiled 51-100 list is a culinary map tracing the path of notable destinations across five continents. This compilation springs from the collective opinion of 1,080 independent culinary experts, including renowned international chefs, food journalists and discerning gastronomes.
In anticipation of the event, 50 Best unveiled a 51-100 rating, including the award-winning Ossiano at Atlantis, The Palm.
Helmed by chef Grégoire Berger, Ossiano entered the global list for the first time at No. 87, making it a brand-new entry for Dubai, a testament to the culinary vibrancy and innovation that Ossiano continues to demonstrate on the global stage. Berger is the acclaimed culinary mind behind Ossiano, Dubai's leading underwater fine dining restaurant, and is regarded as one of the region's most inventive and imaginative chefs.
The country's youngest and only chef to be ranked in the top 100 in the Best Chef Awards for five straight years, Berger has distinguished himself in the busy Dubai dining scene with a progressive fine dining cuisine that pays homage to the treasures of the ocean and coastal land. "We are incredibly honoured to be included in The World's 50 Best Restaurants 2023 extended list," Chef Berger commented. "To be considered one of the top 100 dining experiences in the world and to be amongst so many amazing professionals is such a fantastic achievement and showcases the team's relentless hard work. At Ossiano, the entire staff, from the kitchen to the restaurant floor, always strive to serve an extraordinary experience, and we look forward to continuing to raise the bar to drive Ossiano forward as a truly unique culinary destination."
The latest announcement marks another milestone for Ossiano this year, which was ranked No. 4 and the highest new entry in the 2023 Middle East and Africa's 50 Best Restaurants list. The renowned restaurant also retained its star at last month's Michelin awards ceremony at Atlantis The Royal. In April, it was awarded Restaurant of the Year at the second edition of the world-leading restaurant guide Gault & Millau. Ossiano was also the most highly rated restaurant in the UAE, earning four-toque status.
Here's what the Michelin Guide says about Ossiano "It's not often sharks and stingrays swim past you as you dine, but, then again, there aren't many restaurants with huge windows looking into an aquarium of 65,000 marine animals. From the moment you descend the marble spiral staircase into this unique restaurant at the Atlantis, you'll find yourself transfixed and fully immersed. Chef Grégoire Berger's childhood memories and travels inspire the fish and shellfish set menu many dishes are finished at the table with an added dash of theatricality."
More information on Ossiano here.