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SILESTONE SPONSORS “CHEFS’ CHOICE” HONOR AS PART OF “ASIA’S 50 BEST RESTAURANTS” AWARDS

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Silestone®, the world leader in natural quartz surfacing, was the official sponsor of the “Chefs’ Choice” award, presented yesterday to Seiji Yamamoto for his restaurant Nihonryori RyuGin as part of “Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants”.  Organized by Restaurant magazine, these awards recognize the winner of the “Chefs’ Choice” as one of the most well-known and popular culinary professionals in all of Asia.

Seiji Yamamoto has been recognized by his contemporaries in Asia’s restaurant industry for innovating Japanese cuisine through the fusion of traditional and modern techniques. Yamamoto creates dishes that push the boundaries of creativity, following his philosophy “to pursue every single possibility for Japanese cuisine in the future”, a theme carried out at his restaurant Nihonryori RyuGin in Tokyo’s Roppongi district.

Rocío Arjona, Cosentino Group Area Manager for Southeast Asia, presented the winner with this coveted award during the gala awards dinner, which was held at Marina Bay Sands in Singapore on February 25. The Asian version of this award is one of three prestigious ceremonies designed to honor those included on “The World’s 50 Best Restaurants 2013” list.

Silestone’s presence throughout the award’s dinner was evident in many ways as ceremony organizers served the dinner guests their entrees on Silestone® trays in a series of different colors and selected a Silestone® worktop as an essential part of the exquisite event decor. Additionally, guests were presented with an elegant set of coasters also made from Silestone® as event takeaways.

The ceremony served as a precursor to the grand event, which will be held on April 26, 2013, when the full list of “The World’s 50 Best Restaurants 2013” is announced at the symbolic Guildhall in London.  Silestone® is pleased to announce this is the third time the company has sponsored this prestigious event, and the second time it has sponsored the “Chefs’ Choice” award, which the Spanish restaurant Mugaritz run by Andoni Luis Aduriz won in 2012.


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