As we wait with bated breath for the 3 p.m. EST announcement of the World's 50 Best Restaurants, Spanish newspaper El Imperial jumps the gun and reports the top five. (Spoiler alert if you want to wait for the real announcement).
According to El Imperial, Noma, the reigning champ for three years, has been pushed out by Spain's El Celler de Can Roca (Girona, Spain), which was number two on the list last year. The Catalan-centric restaurant has been on the list for seven years.
Noma (Copenhagen, Denmark) is reportedly in second place (rumored to have been pushed out thanks to the norovirus incident, among others), while Massimo Bottura's Osteria Francescana (Modena, Italy) jumps to third place from fifth. Mugaritz, also in Spain, is reportedly the fourth best restaurant in the world, and New York City's Eleven Madison Park in fifth place.
Watch the livestream of the announcement over at Fine Dining Lovers, or stay tuned on The Daily Meal for the complete list.