Reaching for the stars
Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants has made stars out of obscure talents and catapulated popular chefs to even greater fame. We got a peek into the high-octane event in Bangkok and assess the impact of the awards on the Asian dining scene.
“I plan to pull out of the Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants list next year,” revealed Gaggan Anand in a private chat after a fabulous brunch hosted by Miele at his wood-fired grill eatery Meatlicious, a day after his hat-trick at the aforementioned awards. “My restaurant has reached the stage where my name and the award can co-exist and yet, I’m occupying a space that should belong to newer restaurants like Korea’s TocToc,” he shared.
Excerpt from the April 2017 issue of epicure.