Wine Spectator magazine announced the winners of the 2022 Restaurant Awards, honoring est at Four Seasons Hotel Tokyo at Otemachi with an Award of Excellence.
est presents an innovative cuisine in harmony with Japan’s natural abundance and classical French cooking. Led by Michelin-starred chef Guillaume Bracaval, est offers more than 400 wines by the bottle with an emphasis on wines from Japan, then followed by France and New World vintages as well as fine wines and champagnes by the glass via the Coravin system.
The annual Wine Spectator Restaurant Awards showcase restaurants whose wine lists offer interesting selections, are appropriate to their cuisine and appeal to a wide range of wine lovers. The Award of Excellence recognizes thoughtfully chosen wine lists that offer quality, diversity, and compatibility with the restaurant’s style and menu. These lists can range from just under 100 to several hundred selections.
Chef-sommelier Takeshi Shimura, said: “It’s an honor for est to receive this recognition by Wine Spectator. Tokyo, a food mecca reputable for its quality, flavor and style, attracts guests from all over the world. We strive to offer a unique wine selection that fits all palates, from iconic producers to small artisan winemakers.”