Hyderabad?s Adaa makes it to world?s top 100 restaurants


MUMBAI: Hyderabad?s Adaa at the Falaknuma Palace has done the nation proud by becoming the first Indian restaurant to have made it to the world?s top 100 list. 

Adaa, which is led by head chef Arun Sundararaj, was one of seventeen new entries that were included this year. India?s first entry into the awards reflects the continual development of haute cuisine in India.

Chicago?s Alinea, and Spanish restaurant El Celler de Can Roca took away the first and second places on the list respectively. 

?I think a lot of the other ratings systems and guidebooks are taking note. Because, quite honestly, a lot of chefs tend to complain about the unfairness of certain systems. I think it?s really refreshing to have an evaluation based on people?s experience when you don?t even know that they?re in the restaurant,? said Chicago?s Alinea head chef Grant Achatz.

Compiled by the fourth annual poll of readers by private jet lifestyle publication Elite Traveler, the list also recognised the Delhi-based restaurant, Indian Accent as one for the five strong contenders for the 2016 awards.

The 2015 awards also saw Eleven Madison Park and NoMad in New York head chef Daniel Humm take the title of ?Chef of the Year? ahead of Grant Achatz (Alinea and Next) and Heston Blumenthal (The Fat Duck and Dinner by Heston Blumenthal). 

?Young Chef of the Year? was won by Eneko Atxa of Azurmendi in Spain, followed by Joshua Skenes of Saison and Sean Brock of Husk from the US.

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