Why Blue Hill at Stone Barns is the Highest Climber in The World’s 50 Best Restaurants

Rising a whopping 37 places to No.11 in The World’s 50 Best Restaurants this year, Blue Hill at Stone Barns has won The Highest Climber Award, sponsored by Lavazza. Here’s why…

After three months travelling back and forth between upstate New York and central London juggling Blue Hill at Stone Barns and his wastED pop-up, then a flying visit to Australia for The World’s 50 Best Restaurants 2017, Dan Barber deserves a break. Perhaps wisely, the chef is planning to keep his feet firmly on the ground for a while.

With no extra-curricular projects planned for the immediate future, the chef is focusing on his New York restaurants – which is fortunate, because the pressure from Blue Hill at Stone Barns being voted No.11 in the list is “huge”. That said, if the 50 Best voters’ testimonies are anything to go by, he shouldn’t have much to worry about.

A quick sift through the comments given by the anonymous panellists who vote in The World’s 50 Best Restaurants reveals not just praise for Barber’s food but also a whole lot of respect and admiration for his vision. “He pushed me to think about how and why we’re eating what we’re eating,” writes one industry professional. “His collaborative work with seed scientists and farmers and the holistic nature of his menu are exemplary,” writes another. One simply writes “Mind. Blown.”

Read the full article on The World’s 50 Best Restaurants website

Image: Laura Price

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