Spanish Chef Martín Berasategui Slams World’s 50 Best

21st May 2015 0 Comments

Yesterday the Spanish chef Martín Berasategui issued blunt criticisms of the World’s 50 Best list to the Basque publication Deia. The 2012 edition of the list was announced on Monday.

Berasategui, whose eponymous restaurant in Lasarte holds three Michelin stars, calls the World’s 50 Best list “rigged” and “a staging.” He says that Restaurant Magazine, which curates the list, is unqualified for the undertaking, mainly because they “don’t have a budget” to travel around the world and eat at all the restaurants they vote on. “The only thing they have a budget for,” Berasategui said, “is for the party in London.

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