At the awards ceremony, which was held in the evening of 6 December, a jury composed of representatives from the restaurant business, chefs, restaurant critics and journalists selected the city's best culinary institutions. The event was hosted by the St. Petersburg Committee for Tourism Development.
Such restaurants as "Block", "Duo Gastrobar" and "Il Lago dei Cigni" entered the top three best institutions. "GRÄSxMADBAREN" and "Tartarbar" became fourth and fifth in the list. The top ten also included "Jerome", "Probka", "Percorso". The project of Matilda Shnurova, who is a wife of "Leningrad" music band's leader, "Kokoko" restaurant, ranked ninth, and also got a prize in the nomination "Best Local Cuisine Restaurant". "Duo Asia" closes the top ten best gastronomic establishments, which, moreover, has won in the nomination "Best New Restaurant".
"Bekitser" became a leader in the "Street Food" nomination. "Caffe Italia" became first among the cafés, and "El Copitas" was chosen as a winner among the bars. Italy Group were recognized as the best restaurateurs. The awards have also been received by Artem Grebenshchikov as the best chef and Dmitry Grozny as the best gastronomic columnist. "O, da! Eda!" ("Oh, yes! Food!") gastronomic festival became the main gourmet event of the year.
As noted by the organizers of this event, the Top 100 St. Petersburg Restaurants Award is to help tourists to be better oriented in the gastronomic offers of the Northern Capital. Besides, it aims to confirm the status of St. Petersburg as the gastronomic capital of Russia.
To see a full list of the Top 100 St. Petersburg Restaurants Awards results please click here.