The Flemish-speaking region will host a series of events that will culminate in a countdown of the global top 50 restaurants, announced in the city of Antwerp.
It marks a return to Europe for 50 Best, which was hosted in London for 14 years before moving overseas to New York (2016), Melbourne (2017) and Singapore this year. The ceremony was last hosted in Europe in Bilbao in 2018.
“[Flanders] boasts high quality produce, excellent restaurants and discerning palates,” says Will Drew, director of content for 50 Best. “We look forward to bringing the global food community together again next year and helping many to discover this European culinary hotspot.”
The region may be well known for its frieten – Flemish for fries – but it also boasts several high-end restaurants.
Peter Goossens’ Hof van Cleve in Kruishoutem re-entered 2019’s 50 Best list at 43, having risen 20 places.
The extended 51-120 list featured Nick Bril’s The Jane in Antwerp at 99, while Kobe Desramault’s Chambre Séparée in Ghent was a new entry at 111.
Mauro Colagreco’s Mirazur topped the World’s 50 Best Restaurants 2019 list last month, the first time a French dining room has reached the number one spot in the event’s 17-year history.