SAN FRANCISCO, April 30, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Appearing for the first time and shooting onto the 2012 World's 50 Best Restaurants list at the 9th position, LesConcierges is pleased to announce that Dinner by Heston Blumenthal from Hyde Park's Mandarin Oriental hotel, takes the Highest New Entry Award Sponsored by LesConcierges. Announced at London's Guildhall and presented by Ramesh Patel, LesConcierges President, and Kai Schoenhals, LesConcierges Chief Innovation Officer, Dinner by Heston Blumenthal has earned the highest new entry ranking ever in the history of the awards.
Dinner by Heston Blumenthal opened January 2011 and was awarded a Michelin Star within its first year. A historical approach of British gastronomy is taken in the cuisine, using recipes dating all the way back to the 14th century. The menu features unforgettable and classic dishes like the mandarin-tinged chicken liver parfait and the Sauternes-soaked tipsy cake. It has received constant high acclaim and surely will be a restaurant to watch in future 50 Best lists. Dinner is one of two of chef Heston Blumenthal's restaurants on the World's 50 Best Restaurants list, the other being The Fat Duck ranking this year at number 13.
Of all the new entries on 2012 World's 50 Best Restaurants, the Highest New Entry Award Sponsored by LesConcierges is awarded to the restaurant making their debut on the list. Past recipients of this award have included London's The Ledbury that ranked 34th at last year's awards and 14th this year. Switzerland's Schloss Schauenstein ranked 30th in 2010 and rose seven spaces to 23 in 2011. Osteria Francescana in 2009 entered at 13th and last year ranked 4th and saw its patron Massimo Bottura take home the Chef's Choice Award, an accolade he credits as a turning point in the restaurant's success.
"LesConcierges is proud to congratulate Dinner by Heston Blumenthal with the esteemed Highest New Entry Award. Access to the World's 50 Best Restaurants is an absolute must for LesConcierges. We pride ourselves on providing the finest service and most au courant knowledge. We are delighted to introduce Dinner to our patrons as well as all those awarded in this year's World's 50 Best Restaurants," stated Linda Jenkins, LesConcierges CEO.
As a first year sponsor and official concierge services supplier, LesConcierges also provided their dynamic skills to the World's 50 Best Restaurants sending a team of California-based concierges to facilitate their unparalleled services. The team personally cared for the 50 Best winners and presented them with commemorative handmade scarves.
Dinner by Heston Blumenthal takes the lead alongside other new entries Frantzen/Lineberg at position 20, Faviken at position 34, Waku Ghin at position 39, Quique Dacosta at position 40, Geranium at position 49, Vila Joya at position 45 and Nahm at position 50. These new restaurants are going to be names to follow as they will almost certainly be prominently featured on the World's 50 Best Restaurants for years to come.
About LesConcierges as the premier provider of global concierge services, LesConcierges has enhanced the lifestyles and businesses of their members around the world. For a quarter century LesConcierges has been relied upon from some of the most discerning and influential individuals and companies to secure the best for them and their charges. Often requests entail access to the finest dining and drinking experiences, and the World's 50 Best Restaurants has become the ultimate list of top venues. LesConcierges is proud to present the Highest New Entry Award, which reflects the au courant and adept nature of our concierges.
About The World's 50 Best Restaurants presented by S.Pellegrino & Acqua Panna, the World's 50 Best Restaurant awards are organized by Restaurant Magazine. Each year the compiled votes from over 800 international leaders of the restaurant industry divided into 27 regions create the list. The World's 50 Best Restaurants is an annual directory of the opinions and expertise of these members of the best places to eat around the world.