Chefs, journalists and other major names in gastronomy will arrive in Buenos Aires in October for the seventh annual Latin America's 50 Best awards, one of the most prestigious international restaurant rankings.
The awards ceremony will take place on Thursday October 10 at Usina del Arte, and prizes will be presented to the best restaurants in the region. The agenda around the event, organised by the publisher William Reed Business Media with the collaboration of the Buenos Aires Tourist Board and Argentina's National Secretariat for Tourism, includes a range of activities through which major international references in gastronomy will be able to discover the best in local cuisine.
Chefs and journalists will take part in a welcome dinner, a series of debates on culinary leadership, #50BestTalks, and the Chefs’ Feast on October 9. Three days of activities culminates in the awards ceremony itself on October 10. Prize categories will include the Sustainable Restaurant Award, the Chefs’ Choice Award, Latin America’s Best Pastry Chef Award, Latin America’s Best Female Chef Award, among others.
Gonzalo Robredo, president of the Buenos Aires Tourist Board, said: "This event is a great opportunity for tourism in the city since travellers often choose a destination because of its cuisine, and 50 Best brings major figures from the culinary world. International chefs will find in Buenos Aires a very valuable offer that combines the best of local creole cuisine with gastronomy from other latitudes that was brought to the city through various waves of immigration.”
William Drew, content director for Latin America’s 50 Best Restaurants, emphasised the importance of what will take place in Buenos Aires. “Following events in Peru, Mexico and Colombia, we are thrilled to host this year’s awards in Buenos Aires. Alongside the international nature of its cuisine and proud heritage, the city’s gastronomy and local viniculture is uniquely representative of the region’s profile.”
About the ranking
The annual list of Latin America’s 50 Best Restaurants, now in its seventh edition, is published by William Reed Business Media, which also publishes The World’s 50 Best Restaurants and Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants. The ranking is created using the opinions and experiences of more than 250 experts on the Latin American restaurant industry. The ranking has become an international reference that marks trends and highlights the best restaurants throughout the region.