(CNN) — It’s another superior calendar year for Copenhagen as, for the second year in a row, a restaurant in the Danish capital has been named the best on the earth at the World’s 50 Greatest Dining places awards.

Geranium serves a meat-no cost, seasonally dependent Scandi menu in the abnormal environs of the eighth ground of Denmark’s national soccer stadium. It can be open just 4 days a week, a choice built by head chef Rasmus Kofoed and co-owner Søren Ledet in order to retain to an ethos of work-life equilibrium.

The two mates hugged joyfully as they celebrated winning their award at a lavish ceremony held Monday evening in London’s Outdated Billingsgate, a Victorian creating that was once the world’s greatest fish current market. Hollywood actor and CNN presenter Stanley Tucci hosted the ceremony, resplendent in a white tuxedo jacket on what was the UK’s most popular working day of the calendar year.

Eating places are only permitted to scoop the awards’ leading prize as soon as, soon after which they are entered into a individual “Best of the Ideal” application. Associates of that elite group include things like Geranium’s Copenhagen neighbor Noma, as effectively as New York’s Eleven Madison Park, The Fat Duck near London, Osteria Francescana in Modena, Italy, and Mirazur in Menton, France.

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South American dining establishments also fared very well. In Lima, cooks Virgilio Martínez and Pía León’s Central climbed two places to the next place, even though Maido, which serves Japanese-Peruvian fusion, slipped down to No. 11.

Brazil’s A Casa do Porco — a celebration of all factors porcine — climbed 10 locations to No.7.

Spain’s displaying this 12 months was also reliable. Barcelona’s Disfrutar was at No. 3, Madrid’s Diverxo shot up to fourth spot, whilst Larrabetzu’s Asador Etxebarri — where by all dishes, even dessert, are flame-grilled — slipped down to No. 6.

Mexico Metropolis was represented by fifth spot winner Pujol — this year’s Best Cafe in North The usa — and Quintonil, which climbed all the way from final year’s No.27 to land in the No. 9 place.

Italy’s Lido 84 and Le Calandre also moved up the rankings this year. Uliassi, in Italy’s Senigallia area, was — at No. 12 — this year’s Highest New Entry.

It is really not until finally No.20 that an Asia-based cafe makes an visual appearance, with Den in Tokyo earning the maximum spot on this year’s listing.

In the 20 yrs the awards have been operating, no cafe outdoors Europe or North America has at any time received the World’s 50 Very best prize. All winners so significantly have come from Spain, the United States, the Uk, Denmark, Italy and France.

World’s 50 Best Restaurants

2. Central (Lima, Peru) *Very best Restaurant in South America*
5. Pujol (Mexico Town, Mexico) *Finest Cafe in North The united states*
8. Lido 84 (Gardone Riviera, Italy)
15. Reale (Castel di Sangro, Italy)
20. Den (Tokyo, Japan) *Ideal Cafe in Asia*
37. Fyn (Cape Town, South Africa)
39. Sorn (Bangkok, Thailand)
47. Oteque (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
48. Leo (Bogotá, Colombia)
49. Ikoyi (London, England)