51. ULIASSI
Senigallia, Italy
52. LEDBURY, THE
London, United Kingdom
53. SA.QUA.NA
Honfleur, France
54. MATHIAS DAHLGREN - MATSALEN (FORMAL)
Stockholm, Sweden
55. IL LUOGO DI AIMO E NADIA
Milano, Italy
56. SPORTSMAN, THE
Seasalter, United Kingdom
57. DIVERXO
Madrid, Spain
58. MAISON PIC
Valence, France
59. SØLLERØD KRO
Holte, Denmark
60. ALAIN DUCASSE AU PLAZA ATHÉNÉE
Paris, France

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Photo Courtesy of: Andy Hayler

Sa.Qua.Na
Honfleur, France

22 PLACE HAMELIN
33-2 31 89 40 80
WWW.ALEXANDRE-BOURDAS.COM/SAQUANA

Honfleur, a village filled with shops that cater to the hordes of tourists who descend on it every weekend, seems an unlikely location for a fine dining restaurant. Alexandre Bourdas thought otherwise, and his restaurant sits less than 30 meters from the entrance to the old city. A disciple of Michel Bras (Alexandre ran the kitchen at Bras’ restaurant in Tokyo from 2002 to 2005,) he shows evidence of his mentor’s hand, as well as the Asian influence he picked up during his time there, in dishes like monkfish poached with lime, lovage and coriander leaves and served in a coconut broth with combava oil. Not surprisingly, reviewers call his cuisine “zen on a platter,” while describing the “light, nuanced, and exciting” cooking as “a refreshing breath of French air.”