1. The ranking will have a post-pandemic makeover
Last year, the Latin America’s 50 Best Restaurants organisation looked to its historical voting data to put together the one-off retrospective ranking called Pasado y Futuro, which covered the years from 2013 to 2021. This year, it is going back to a regular vote, with the voting panel expanded to number fully 300 anonymous gastronomy experts. They cast their votes for the 10 restaurants in which they’ve had their best dining experiences over the last 18 months. This means that the upcoming ranking will reflect the Latin American dining scene in its post-pandemic form for the first time. So expect some refreshments…The live awards ceremony will take place in Mérida, Yucatán, after the city’s culinary festival (images courtesy of Yucatán Travel)
2. The ancient secrets of Yucatecan gastronomy will be revealed
2022 marks the first year when the Latin America’s 50 Best Restaurants awards programme will not be hosted in a capital city (it has previously taken place in Mexico City, Lima, Bogotá and Buenos Aires), moving instead to vibrant Mérida in Yucatán, reflecting 50 Best’s desire to highlight hidden gems of gastronomy. With the events set to take place just after the culinary festival Sabores de Yucatán, organised by Yucatán’s Ministry of Tourism, Latin America’s 50 Best Restaurants 2022 will provide an opportunity to unearth and explore the state’s ancient culinary traditions, including dishes such as cochinita pibil, a thousand-year-old recipe.
An exclusive programme hosted throughout Mérida will culminate in the awards ceremony on the evening of 15 November, but will also include other events in the days preceding, including 50 Best’s signature thought-leadership forum #50BestTalks. This year’s Latin American edition will tackle the theme of Cocina Consciente (Conscious Cooking), exploring how restaurants can focus on good working conditions; environmental, economic, and human sustainability; healthier food and ethical sourcing practices. Big topics, with some big-name speakers to be announced.
4. #50BestTalks 將慶祝 Cocina Consciente
在梅里達舉辦的獨家節目將在 11 月 15 日晚的頒獎典禮上達到高潮，但還將包括前幾天的其他活動，包括 50 Best 的標誌性思想領袖論壇#50BestTalks。今年的拉丁美洲版將以 Cocina Consciente（有意識的烹飪）為主題，探索餐廳如何專注於良好的工作條件；環境、經濟和人類的可持續性；更健康的食品和道德採購的實踐。
5. The in-person ceremony will be livestreamed
Packed full of special award announcements, appearances from the region’s most famous chefs, inspirational films and stirring speeches, the awards ceremony for Latin America’s 50 Best Restaurants 2022 will be held in person again, with representatives of all restaurants on the list invited to Mérida for a gala on the evening of Tuesday, 15th November. For the first time since 2019, food aficionados from around the world will be able to tune it and watch the show as it unfolds live from Mexico – so make sure you add the appointment to your calendar to be the first to see which venue is crowned The Best Restaurant in Latin America 2022.
2022 年拉丁美洲 50 家最佳餐廳的頒獎典禮將再次於現場舉行，屆時將有眾多特別的頒獎典禮、該地區最著名廚師的亮相、勵志電影和激動人心的演講，並邀請名單上所有餐廳的代表前往梅里達 (Mérida)參加 11 月 15 日星期二晚上舉行的盛會。自 2019 年以來第一次，來自世界各地的美食愛好者將能夠收看墨西哥現場直播的節目，以便第一時間知道哪間餐廳加冕2022 年拉丁美洲最佳餐廳.
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