HA NOI (VNS)— Ha Noi-based Don's was the only restaurant in Viet Nam listed in the inaugural Asia's 50 Best Restaurants 2013, a spin-off of the World's 50 Best Restaurants awards.
Don's is billed as a multi-concept bistro serving classic and innovative international cuisine with a focus on top-quality local and imported produce, established in 2009 under the expertise of Chef Patron and General Director Donald Berger. In a review published in our Dining Out section on February 24, our restaurant critic called it "a destination for sophisticated fare".
At the awards ceremony last week in Singapore, Don's was honoured as the Best Restaurant in Viet Nam. It came in at 47th on the list.
"When you work in a restaurant, you do it more than just for the money. You do it for passion and love. So an award like this is really meaningful for our hearts and morale as well as for the team," Berger said.
The Canadian chef added that the award was good for Viet Nam as well. "On the list of the countries that were eligible to get the award, less than half did not get any recognition at all. So it is very important for Viet Nam to get on this prestigious international list. It will bring more tourism – and a lot more exposure for Viet Nam as a culinary destination – from around the world."- VNS