Japanese fine-dining establishment FYN Restaurant has just won a huge accolade, scoring a spot on the 50 Best Discovery List.
50 Best is known for their comprehensive ‘Worlds 50 Best Restaurants List’, which has reflected the diversity of the world’s culinary landscape since 2002. And now, they’ve created a new extension: 50 Best Discovery.
“50 Best Discovery provides a deeper, richer library for people to draw on for eating and drinking inspiration as they traverse the world,” reads the website. “Featuring more than 1,600 reviews of venues in 75 countries, each restaurant or bar on the new website has received votes from the 50 Best Academy, so users can be sure that they are expert-approved and tried and tested before making their booking.”
Many of the eateries on this list have not been featured on 50 Best because they didn’t receive enough votes to be ranked. 50 Best Discoveries aims to give these restaurants a platform.
“The result is a more diverse range of expert-recommended restaurants and bars across the world, offering everything from emerging talent, great-value lunch spots and local haunts through to fine dining and fine drinking establishments.”
FYN Restaurant in Cape Town City Centre made the list, and proudly took to Facebook to announce their placement.
Describing FYN, 50 Best Discovery writes, “A cavernous industrial space with a cloud of wooden discs hanging from the ceiling is the setting for one of Cape Town’s most adventurous addresses.”
“Peter Tempelhoff’s mission is to blur boundaries by interpreting South Africa through techniques largely rooted in Japan. Canapes served in petite bento boxes include the likes of prawn crudo with dashi mayo and grilled shishito peppers, while the rest of the kaiseki-style multi-course menus are drenched in ingredients such as candied ginger, tempura nori and salted Japanese plum.”
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