The best and most select of the restaurant world gathered last Monday in London to celebrate the gala of the most anticipated culinary awards of the year, The World's 50 Best Restaurants 2022. Considered the Oscars of gastronomy, the ceremony was presented by Stanley Tucci, a genius of irony, and was broadcast live around the world.

In this twentieth edition, all eyes have returned to the Danish city, to the dining room that until just a few days ago was second on this famous list: Geranium, by Danish chef Rasmus Kofoed. Founded in 2007, it hasn't taken long for this restaurant to climb to the top of the top 50 restaurants in the world. Its lucid, light and dynamic cuisine has not left indifferent the 1,080 members of the jury. 

The silver medal was awarded to Central, by chef Virgilio Martínez in Lima (Peru), while the bronze was given to Disfrutar in Barcelona, ​​by chefs Oriol Castro, Eduard Xatruch and Mateu Casañas. Diverxo restaurant, by chef Dabiz Muñoz, has had a triumphal entry into the Top 5, jumping from twentieth to fourth place, and the Pujol restaurant in Mexico closes the top five positions.

We want to highlight that six Spanish dining rooms have been placed among the first 50. Added to the two already mentioned there's Bittor Arginzoniz's Asador Etxebarri in 6th place; Elkano, which remains in 16th place; Mugaritz, which drops from position 14 to 21; and, Quique Dacosta, which returns to the ranking at number 42 with his restaurant in Denia.

The winners of the awards given before the official award ceremony also took to the stage, including Leonor Espinosa, from the Leo restaurant in Bogotá, winner of The World's Best Female Chef 2022 award; Alexandre Mazzia, who has won the American Express One To Watch 2022; and the Kenyan activist Wawira Njiru, winner of the Icon Award.

Other no less important awards were the Flor de Caña Sustainable Restaurant Award for Aponiente in Cádiz; René Frank was awarded the World's Best Pastry Chef Award; the Atomix restaurant in New York received the Gin Mare Art of Hospitality Award; Josep Roca the World's Best Sommelier in the World recognition, and, finally, chef Jorge Vallejo the Estrella Damn Chefs' Choice Award.