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Michel Bras' "Toya" Ranked #1 On Top 100 Classical & Heritage Restaurants

Opinionated About Dining
2016-04-26 12:00 2324

NEW YORK, April 26, 2016 /PRNewswire/-- Opinionated About Dining reveals its inaugural "Top 100 Classical & Heritage Restaurants" list with Michel Bras in Toya, Japan, claiming the number one spot. The list celebrates exemplary restaurants across the globe, that are operated by chefs who have consistently served the same style of cuisine for the past twenty-five years.

Twelve countries are represented, but France dominates as the world's top culinary powerhouse with 33 restaurants occupying the list, followed by Italy boasting 15, and Germany with 10.

Located on the northernmost of Japan's four major islands, Michel Bras looks over Lake Toya, one of the most scenic locations Japan has to offer. With Executive Chef Simone Cantafio at the helm, OAD reviewers hail the restaurant as, "a must-visit for those who want an exceptional dining experience in an equally exceptional location." At number two, Troisgros, is as much of a culinary shrine as a fine-dining destination, and has impressively maintained its incredible reputation since the Troigros family opened the restaurant in 1957.

Hailing from Monte Carlo, Alain Ducasse's Le Louis XV lands at the number three spot, followed by Régis et Jacques Marcon in St. Bonnet-les-Froids, France, and Michel Guérard's Les Prés d'Eugénie in Eugénie les Bains, France at numbers four and five. Other countries that are represented in the Top 10 include dal Pescatore Canneto in Sull'Oglio, Italy at six, Baiersbronn Germany's Schwarzwälder at seven, Thomas Keller's Per Se in New York City restaurant at number nine and Joël Robuchon Au Dôme in Macau, China rounds out the top ten.

OAD creator, Steve Plotnicki said, "OAD was founded in part because I felt that other dining guides did their clientele a disservice by not differentiating between traditional restaurants and those trying to innovate. The OAD Top 100 Classic & Heritage list is a way to honor the chefs and restaurants whose cuisine has remained stylistically consistent for the past two and a half decades, while maintaining a long term commitment to excellence."

View the full list online, HERE.

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