Chef Chris Salan's Mozaic Restaurant Gastronomique in Bali has been voted 5th Best Restaurant in Asia by the First International Miele Guide Awards.
The latest honor joins a growing list of accolades, including membership in the world-famed Traditions et Qualité – Les Grandes Tables du Monde, - sealing Mozaic's status among the ranks of the best fine dining in Asia.
The Miele Guide - the first ranking of Asia's Top 20 Restaurants was launched in Singapore via a red carpet dinner event held at the Grand Hyatt Singapore. The award ceremony was attended by 350 guests, comprising a veritable who's who of Asia's culinary scene.
Mozaic's Chef Salans was invited to the event as a guest chef, surprising diners with a range of creative dishes. Joining efforts in the kitchen with Cehf Salans were Chef Li Shu Tim of One Harbour Road at Grand Hyatt Hong Kong, Chef Sufian Zain of Iggy's in Singapore.
Commenting on the award, Chef Salans said: "It is an honor for Mozaic to reach the top 5, along such great names as Iggy's, Robuchon, Les Amis and Gunther's. Our team in Bali is absolutely thrilled to see our work recognized in a guide which is published independently, free of advertising and which allows votes from the public and professionals. On a personal note it is an honor for me to be able to participate in the promotion of Indonesia, putting Bali on the world map of gastronomic destinations."
In determining the Top 20 restaurants in Asia, The Miele Guide conducted four rigorous rounds of selection and judging by a panel of 84 of the most respected restaurant critics and food writers from 16 countries in Asia. Then, over a period of 10 weeks, over 15,000 registered voters from 40 countries, cast 75,000 votes for the restaurants they consider Asia's best via an online poll.
This year, restaurants in 16 Asian countries were evaluated—Brunei, Cambodia, China (including Hong Kong and Macau), India, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, Thailand and Vietnam.
The resulting guide retails at US$15 and is now available at major bookstores throughout Asia and Australia.
Mozaic Restaurant Gastronomique
Located just outside the arts community of Ubud, Bali, the garden-set Mozaic is among Bali's most famous fine dining venues. Chef Salans blends the best of local and international ingredients prepared and presented with a modern and innovative approach associating usual and unusual flavors to sublimate the products presented.
Mozaic Restaurant Gastronomique has been recognized as the best restaurant in Indonesia and Bali by various national publications (Indonesia Tatler, Prestige, Hello Bali) and is the first restaurant in Southeast Asia to be recognized by the prestigious Tradition et Qualité association as a member of Les Grande Tables Du Monde.'
Shown on balidiscovery.com are the men behind Asia's top five restaurants (left to right): Timothy Goh (Les Amis), Michael Au (L'Atelier de Joel Robuchon), Chris Salans (Mozaic), Ignatius Chan (Iggy's) and Gunther Hubrechsen (Gunther's).
International Miele Guide Awards
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