Greek sushi master Antonis Drakoularakos, owner of Athens restaurant Sushimou, was named among the world’s 100 top chefs at the award ceremony of the first Chefs World Summit on Sunday night.
Organized by the prestigious French magazine Le Chef from November 27-29 at the Grimaldi Forum in Monaco, the event included a stellar lineup of more than 500 two- and three-Michelin-starred chefs from around the world and other influential industry players.
The 37-year-old physicist-turned-chef came in last on the list that places him among the ranks of the legendary Alain Passard (first place) of L’Arpege in Paris and Martin Berasategui (second place) of the eponymous eatery in Lasarte Oria, Spain.
Drakoularakos trained in the demanding art of sushi making at the Tokyo Sushi Academy in 2014, returning to Athens to open Sushimou, located just off Syntagma Square, in November last year. In the year since it opened, the small, 12-seat sushi bar has attracted the attention of local critics and discerning diners alike.