Disfrutar in Barcelona is the announced as the best dining destination in the world



June 6th, 2024


The highly anticipated list of The World’s 50 Best Restaurants 2024, sponsored by S.Pellegrino & Acqua Panna, was revealed on Wednesday 5 June in a glitzy and glamourous live awards ceremony held at Wynn Las Vegas. The event brought together the best chefs, restaurateurs and hospitality industry icons on the planet.

Nine years after three brothers last led a Spanish restaurant to the No.1 spot in The World’s 50 Best Restaurants ranking, three amigos have matched that achievement. Disfrutar, the brilliant Barcelona creation of Oriel Castro, Eduard Xatruch and Mateu Casañas, has reached the global gastronomic summit.

Much will no doubt be made of the chef-owners’ shared status as alumni of another Catalan restaurant, El Bulli, where the trio met and worked together in their formative professional years. But to define Disfrutar by its relationship to Ferran and Albert Adría’s game-changer is to do it a deep disservice. For sure, Disfrutar is influenced by and pays homage to its prestigious forebear, but it has also written its own culinary language – one that mixes the playful with the profound, the deliberately discombobulating with the downright delicious.

The 22nd edition of the annual ranking features restaurants from 26 territories, five continents and eight exciting new and re-entries.

Discover the list in the video below.





(images credit Worlds 50 Best)

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