Asia’s longstanding food and wine festival the World Gourmet Tophas returned for its 22 nd year, running from April 2-29 in Singapore. As part of the event, the regional Awards of Excellence night was hung on Tuesday at One Farrer Hotel & & Spa, to honor 30 exceptional people from the food & & drink(F&B) and hospitality market in Asia.

Winners of the World Gourmet Summit 2018's Awards of Excellence take the stage. Winners of the World Premium Top 2018’s Awards of Quality take the stage.(www.worldgourmetsummit.com/File )Indonesia amassed 6 nominations in the final round of the awards, with two nominees taking out the leading honors.Mozaic Dining establishment in Ubud, Bali, the brainchild of chef Chris Salans, won Best Dining establishment of the Year, while chef Ragil Imam Wibowo of Nusa Indonesian Gastronomy in Kemang, Jakarta, was granted Asian Food Chef of the Year.”We at Nusa Indonesian Gastronomy are delighted, as this victory proves that Indonesian food is already well accepted by the world’s culinary scene, “Ragil informed KompasTravel on Thursday. Ragil Imam Wibowo of Nusa Indonesian Gastronomy receives the award of excellence at the

World Premium Top 2018.( www.worldgourmetsummit.com/File )He added that lots of Indonesians still did not think in Indonesian food, which his accomplishment was the outcome of his group’s effort to promote Indonesian cuisine to the world.Ragil said he

had actually acquired included self-confidence to expose Indonesian food on the worldwide cooking scene, given that he had actually won the award thanks to the votes offered by guests of his restaurant.Meanwhile, for Chris Salan’s Mozaic, it was the 3rd time they had gotten the award. The chef said in a declaration that he was proud to see more Indonesian restaurants and chefs reach the last of the award and expressed hope it would influence other Indonesian chefs to select the course of fine dining, and to promote Indonesian food and ingredients as the star.Indonesian chefs and restaurants competed with

equivalents from Malaysia, Thailand, Hong Kong, Vietnam, Macau, India, Philippines and Cambodia in the Awards of Excellence. Hong Kong was represented by the distinguished 8 1/2 Otto e Mezzo Bombana and Amber, while Thailand was represented by Le Normandie at Mandarin Asian Bangkok and Bo.Lan.In addition to chef Ragil and Mozaic restaurant, Indonesia was also represented by Locavore restaurant in Bali, chef Agung Gede of Kayuputi dining establishment in St. Regis Bali, Kayuputi restaurant, and chef Pasquo King of Sundara at 4 Seasons Resort, Bali.(mut )