When dining at one of the most expensive three Michelin starred restaurants in the world, it would probably come as no surprise that the ingredients on the menu have made an 8,000 kilometer trip, or that the view from the dining room is of a volcanic lake.
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Masa, New York, USA – Around $600 Per Person
Featuring more than a dozen types of exotic seafood flown in from Japan, it’s no wonder that Masa is considered to be the best – and most expensive – sushi restaurant in New York.
Plaza Athénée, Paris, France – Around $550 Per Person
Parisian grand dining at its best, Plaza Athenee is the flagship restaurant of internationally renowned chef Alain Ducasse.
Maison Pic, Valence, France – Around $430 Per Person
History features heavily at century-old Maison Pic, which pleases diners with its traditional French cuisine that pays homage to generations passed.
Michel Bras Toya, Toya, Japan – Around $410 Per Person
If isolated and striking are what you are looking for in a restaurant view, Michel Bras Toya will not disappoint.
With views of the volcanic Lake Toya, located 228km from Sapporo on the coast of Hokkaido, the restaurant’s dining room offers French dining with a Japanese difference.
Hôtel de Ville, Crissier, Switzerland – Around $370 Per Person
Use of the highest quality produce is a driving force at Hotel de Ville, located in Crissier, near Lausanne, which sources fish from the Léman lake, meat from the Fribourg Canton, as well as Swiss cheese.
Benoît Viollier took over the reins at Hotel de Ville in 2012, after working in the kitchens for 16 years.
Schloss Schauenstein, Furstenau, Switzerland – Around $335 Per Person
Located in a 18th century castle in an alpine valley, Schloss Schauenstein’s medieval décor combines with simple, regional produce to offer guests creative dishes with exceptional taste, color and precision.
With a focus on a few ingredients, head chef Andreas Caminada manages to create masterpieces that match the beautiful surroundings.
De Librije, Zwolle, Netherlands – Around $290 Per Person
De Librije creates modern, inventive dishes made from selected regional and seasonal products, coupled with creative cooking techniques.
Located in Zwolle, the Netherlands, chef Jonnie Boer owns the restaurant with his wife Thérèse Boer. Together, they have achieved three Michelin stars with their modern cuisine.
Alain Ducasse at the Dorchester, London, UK – Around $290 Per Person
Chef Alain Ducasse added the Dorchester to his restaurant empire in 2007 – his only restaurant in London to date.
Offering a taste of France in the heart of London, Ducasse’s seasonal menu of French cuisine is delivered by passionate head chef Christophe Moret and features a seven-course tasting menu.
Hertog Jan, Bruges, Belgium – Around $275 Per Person
Hertog Jan uses only the very best and exclusive ingredients from its own bio-farm garden to create a simplistic menu with the freshest flavors.
Located just outside of Bruges, the restaurant has a staff of 30 who provide an excellent service to 50 diners.