Don’s – First Vietnamese Restaurant to reach Asia’s Top 50 List

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The 47th place on the Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants List 2013 and the S. Pellegrino Best in Vietnam trophy Awards were recently given at a celebrity studded awards ceremony and cocktail extravaganza at the Marina Bay Sands to Don’s restaurant in Hanoi, headed by Canadian Chef Patron Donald Berger, and his Executive Chef Nguyen Van Tu.

The list was published by the Worlds50best.asia in Singapore, and Don’s restaurant, located at 16/27 Xuan Dieu Street in Hanoi’s Tay Ho District, was ranked in 47th place, ahead of the world rebounded Mosaic in Bali Indonesia and Imperial Treasure Super Peking Restaurant in Singapore, Fook Lam Moon in Hong Kong and the Imperial Treasure in Singapore and followed by Yardbird in Hong Kong and Jae on 36 in Shanghai.
Don’s provides customers with a wide variety of International and Vietnamese Comfort and fine dining dishes such as Foie Gras to banh xeo (rice crepe) and banh cuon (rolled cake), menus are listed o­n www.dons-bistro.com, there is an extensive well chosen wine & cocktail list and the restaurant has pledged that it will provide 100 percent guest satisfaction to all of its customer’s demands through its brilliant menus and well trained team of friend professionals each and every day.

Overlooking Hanoi’s West Lake, Don’s is hard to pigeon-hole. Billed as a multi-concept bistro, it serves classic and innovative international cuisine with a menu that covers practically all the gastronomic bases, from pasta and risotto to steaks and chops, soups and salads to Vietnamese and Asian favourites. This is no ordinary global buffet restaurant, however: owner Donald Berger is a stickler for sourcing the very best local and international produce and has created an offer that is eclectic and wide-reaching, featuring dishes that he loves and misses or just wants to share. For honest cooking that’s bereft of ego, look no further than Don’s.

When the S. Pellegrino Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants list was released, it sparked an outcry among diners across the continent, wondering why their city or country was unrepresented. Organized annually since 2002 by U.K. trade magazine Restaurant, the rankings included several high-end eateries from Singapore, Hong Kong and Tokyo, but ignored cities including Seoul, Taipei, Kyoto and Beijing.

The ranking is “an industry list, but useful for consume it a reflection of the best in current trends and where to travel to for leisure business travel. Chef Berger, who is married to Nguyen Thi Thuy and just became a father, for the first time says “To be recognized along side these greatest restaurants in the world is a tremendous honor not just for our team but for Vietnam. I am so proud of my team and our great country, its food and my Vietnamese family!”

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