As Gaggan Anand’s eponymous restaurant tops the Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants list for the third year running, the chef reveals his plans to open a new restaurant every year until 2020. Make way for Gaa, Raa, Sol and GohGan – and a second branch of Meatlicious. 

Some chefs who reach the very top might pause for breath, and to reflect on their success, but not so Gaggan Anand – he chose to step on the throttle instead. In the two years since being crowned No.1 in Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants for the first time, he has transformed his flagship restaurant with a new menu and R&D lab and now he’s investing in new talent to secure his nest egg.

Anand has made no secret of his intention to close Gaggan in 2020, but now he has exclusively revealed to 50 Best that he will merge his operation with La Maison de la Nature Goh, in Fukuoka, Japan, to create a 12-seater restaurant that will only open for enough days to give its two chefs a basic income.

Read the full interview with Gaggan Anand

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