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- Mugaritz restaurant, run by chef Luis Andoni Aduriz, has been voted the World Chefs’ Choice by gastronomy’s most renowned experts at the World’s 50 Best Restaurants 2012.
- The presentation of the list of the World’s 50 Best Restaurants last night commemorated its 10th anniversary, with the organisation of a spectacular ceremony at London’s emblematic Guildhall.
London, 2 May 2012. Silestone®, the leading brand of quartz work surfaces has sponsored the World Chefs’ Choice Award, won by Mugaritz from the Chef Luis Andoni Aduriz. The prize is chosen by the most prestigious gastronomy professionals and was awarded by Santiago Alfonso, Marketing Manager at the Cosentino Group during the presentation of the 2012 list of the World’s 50 Best Restaurants.
Last night a ceremony was held in London’s Guildhall to commemorate the 10th anniversary of these prestigious awards, organised by Restaurant magazine. The event was attended by the world’s finest chefs, various professionals from the gastronomy sector and key international mainstream media.
Silestone® produced a number of differently-coloured trays for the event which were used to serve guests, who were in turn given an elegant set of coasters, also made by Silestone®.
This is the second time that the Spanish firm has attended “The World’s 50 Best Restaurants” as a sponsor. In 2011, Silestone® sponsored the award “The Highest New Entry”, which was given to chef Brett Graham’s London restaurant The Ledbury.
“For the Cosentino Group it is a real honour to form part of this prestigious list recognising the best restaurants in the world. Thanks to its extraordinary characteristics, Silestone® is a product that is found in prestigious top restaurants all around the world. The presence of our brand at this event is once again proof of Silestone®’s ongoing commitment to chefs, restaurateurs and gastronomes from all over the world”, says Marketing Manager, Santiago Alfonso, who attended the gala and personally presented the World Chefs’ Choice Award, sponsored by Silestone®.
The list of the World’s 50 Best Restaurants is compiled by “the Academy”, a group of more than 800 international leaders in the restaurant industry. This Academy is formed by 27 different regions from all over the world. Each region has its own panel, with 31 members and a chairperson presiding over them. These members are highly respected food critics, chefs, restaurateurs and gastronomes, each with seven votes. Of these seven votes, at least three should go to restaurants outside the member’s own region.
The complete list with the prize-winners can be seen at: www.theworlds50best.com. It will also appear in the May issue of Restaurant magazine. The Guide to the World’s 50 Best Restaurants is available from 1 May.
Regulars at this event had the opportunity to experience the gala live via the social networks: http://www.facebook.com/FineDiningLovers/app_352838431434068
About Silestone® by Cosentino
Silestone® by Cosentino, worldwide leader brand in quartz surfaces, consists of more than 90% natural quartz. This high-tech material is highly resistant to stains, knocks and scratches, and has a low level of fluid absorption. It also has an exclusive bacteriostatic property, several product guarantees and certificates and the upper level of service, quality and responsibility of the Cosentino Group. Silestone® comes in over up to 60 colors, three textures and several different formats. Thanks to these special properties, Silestone® surfaces are highly suitable for the kitchen, bath and other demanding areas such as laboratories, hospitals, hotels, restaurants and so on.
Silestone® is present in some of the world’s most unique constructions, such as the Hotel Burj Al Arab in Dubai, Wembley Stadium in London, Jean Nouvel’s Agbar Tower in Barcelona and Telefónica’s flagship store in Madrid. Pioneering quartz surface, Silestone® has revolutionized the global stone industry and its growth has been unstoppable, to the point where it has become the world’s leading brand. Today, in Spain one out of four kitchens have Silestone® while, in the USA, Silestone® has a market share of 75% of all quartz surfaces and 7% of all kitchen worktops.
Silestone® was the first quartz surfaces brand to advertise in the biggest publicity event in the world, the US Superbowl. In addition, is personal sponsor of three-time motorcycle World Champion, Jorge Lorenzo.
About the Cosentino Group
The Cosentino Group currently has 6 factories, 15 kitchen and bathroom surface production centres in the US, more than 70 distribution points or Centres worldwide, and a staff of over 2,200 spread across the globe. From its headquarters in Almeria, Spain, the Group distributes its products and brands in more than 60 countries, and directly manages and controls its own facilities and infrastructures in 17 countries: the USA, Mexico, Brazil, Australia, Spain, Sweden, the United Kingdom, Ireland, Germany, Austria, the Netherlands, Belgium, France, Switzerland, Norway, Italy and Portugal. Currently 80% of its turnover comes from international markets.