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New York City's Eleven Madison Park crowned World's Best Restaurant 2017

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New York City's Eleven Madison Park crowned World's Best Restaurant 2017

<p>A New York restaurant has claimed the top spot in a 2017 <a href="http://www.theworlds50best.com/filestore/pdf/1-50-list-2017.pdf">list</a> of the world’s best places to eat.</p> <p>Eleven Madison Park was crowned the winner at the <a href="http://www.theworlds50best.com/">World’s 50 Best Restaurants</a> awards ceremony in Melbourne. </p> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">So the World’s Best Restaurant is… Eleven Madison Park! <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Worlds50Best?src=hash">#Worlds50Best</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/wguidara"><code>wguidara</a> <a href="https://t.co/rJsaOXsyqO">pic.twitter.com/rJsaOXsyqO</a></p>— The World's 50 Best (</code>TheWorlds50Best) <a href="https://twitter.com/TheWorlds50Best/status/849591731385384960">April 5, 2017</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script> <p>The list is created by votes from the World’s 50 Best Restaurants Academy, a 1,000-strong panel made up of international food writers, critics, chefs and restaurateurs.</p> <p>Now in its 15th year, the list saw six new entries and three re-entries with a 22 countries represented. </p> <p>Last year’s winner Osteria Francescana in Modena, Italy, was knocked in to second place, but retained its title as the best restaurant in Europe.</p> <p>Watch the ceremony here:</p> <iframe width="560" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/MOm_gvygIow" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> <p>After debuting on the list at No.50 in 2010, <a href="https://www.elevenmadisonpark.com/">Eleven Madison Park</a> has hovered in the top 10 since 2012, rising to No.3 last year.</p> <p>The restaurant is owned by Will Guidara and Swiss-born chef Daniel Humm, who created a fine-dining experience which blurs the line between the kitchen and the dining-room in art deco building. </p> <p>Celebrating the win, Mr Guidara thanked his team but joked “don’t wreck the restaurant”. </p> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Will Guidara thanks his team at Eleven Madison Park… but tells them “don’t wreck the restaurant!” <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Worlds50Best?src=hash">#Worlds50Best</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/wguidara"><code>wguidara</a> <a href="https://t.co/KOaYVBrFId">pic.twitter.com/KOaYVBrFId</a></p>— The World's 50 Best (</code>TheWorlds50Best) <a href="https://twitter.com/TheWorlds50Best/status/849592762097729536">April 5, 2017</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script> <p>America, France and Spain each claimed six spots on the list.</p> <p>The 2017 list also features: <ul> <li>Seven restaurants from Asia <li>Five restaurants from South America <li>Two restaurants from Australasia <ul></p> <p>William Drew, group editor of The World’s 50 Best Restaurants, said: “The World’s 50 Best Restaurants is<br /> proud to bring together the leaders in global gastronomy for this annual celebration. </p> <p>“All 50 restaurants represent the very best culinary experiences and talent.</p> We congratulate each one, as well as all the individuals award winners, on their remarkable achievements, innovation and creative passion.” <p>UK chef Heston Blumenthal, famous for his inventive dishes such as snail porridge, bacon and egg ice cream and parsnip cereal, was handed a Lifetime Achievement Award.</p> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Heston Blumenthal accepts the trophy for The <a href="https://twitter.com/DinersClub"><code>DinersClub</a> Lifetime Achievement Award! <a href="https://twitter.com/TheHestonTeam"></code>TheHestonTeam</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Worlds50Best?src=hash">#Worlds50Best</a> <a href="https://t.co/UoX7jEULGG">pic.twitter.com/UoX7jEULGG</a></p>— Kunal Kapur (@ChefKunalKapur) <a href="https://twitter.com/ChefKunalKapur/status/849587292423430145">April 5, 2017</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>