Why Isn’t India Ever on the World’s 50 Best Restaurant List?

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Why Isn’t India Ever on the World’s 50 Best Restaurant List?

Illustration: Shruti Yatam

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ast night, we witnessed the Oscars of the food world. The coveted list of the World’s 50 Best Restaurants was announced and were awarded for serving “Green over brown over black: camouflage rice”, “Duck with rhubarb and onion” and other exotic dishes whose names are a mouthful – but portions probably aren’t.

The eateries were awarded for coming up with innovations like an emoji-focused tasting menu. Over the years, the foodie Oscars have evolved and it is not only about what’s on your plate but also about the chef’s philosophy, the restaurant’s hospitality, and sustainability. Since it is 2018, and chefs and food personalities occupy the same space as rock stars like Mick Jagger once did. Ushered by the unbridled growth of social media, food and its purveyors are slowly taking over the world, one plate at a time.

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