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Atsushi Tanaka(@restaurantat) is Japanese living in Paris. Atsushi is inspired by and has worked throughout Europe for much of his career. He is distinct. When asked to put his cuisine into a category he states “impossible”. Atshushi has worked at some of the best restaurants in Europe including Pierre Gagnaire in Paris, Quique Dacosta of Alicante, Pastorale, Antwerpen and Sergio Herman, Sluis as well as Geranium in Copenhagen and Frantzen and Oaxen Krog both in Stockholm.
With a diverse culinary background he is able to construct a unique gastronomic identity. His restaurant A.T.(2014) is in Paris and continues to exceed expectations. Forbes listed it as one of their coolest places to eat in 2015. Inspiration comes from various sources, it could be colour or texture, and his creations are a mixture of poetry, art, colour and taste. His past boss, Pierre Gagnaire refers to Atsushi as the “Picasso of the Kitchen.”