Michael Bras is one of the most celebrated French chefs in the world and has been delighting the culinary world with his innovative skills and exclusive French dishes. Located in the island of Hokkaido, the Michael Bras Toya restaurant is a fine-dining French restaurant that offers a complete different interpretation of the French cuisine. Based on the defining principle of the master chef and which has been in use in many of his restaurants to always go with local produce and create dishes that respect the local tradition and culture along with ultimate admiration to nature.
Without an iota of doubt, the dishes delivered at the Toya is definitely an expression of the Master Chef himself. Headed by Chef Simone Cantafio, who has worked a lot under Michael Bras have developed an exceptional menu that embraces nature and also follows the principle laid out by the Master Chef.
Apart from few ingredients like foie gras, truffles and some other things, most of the ingredients are sourced locally. Chef Simone has extensive experience in the culinary scene and thus you can see his experience at play with his dishes. One example is the roasted duck that is smoked under the much celebrated Sakura wood from the Cherry tree in japan as the blossoming of a cherry tree calls for a celebration in Japan. Hence, guests can feel their favorite smell in one of the best dishes in the restaurant.
Michael Bras started his passion for cooking at an early age when he started helping his mother in the kitchen. He was completely self-taught and didn’t undergo any professional schooling or training and only his desire to innovate and experiment has helped him reach this level. With the help of his wife, he could be able to craft his own style of cooking that endorses nature to a great extent.
Bras is also the author of many culinary books including the much acclaimed “Essential Cuisine” released in 2002. He also help run the DVD series named “Inventing Cuisine: Michel Bras” run by Paul Lacoste. He also has a restaurant in Toya, Japan along with a one in France.
Michelin Guide Hokkaido 2017: Two Stars ☆☆
Dress Code: Smart Casual.
Children policy: open to 6 years old and up.