For those that have grown tired of heavy French classics and desire premium ingredients arranged in an exciting, innovative way, the choice is Pierre Gagnaire. At the center point of the Michelin-starred chef’s worldwide restaurant group, Gagnaire displays beautiful and somewhat bizarre flavor combinations using ingredients from all over the globe. The restaurant itself is a suitably stylish location, where the artistry of the plates is complemented by the plush slate-grey tones of the interior decor. Particularly appealing is the tasting menu, which includes such dishes as porterhouse steak enrobed in a jus of beef tongue with tamarind, accompanied by butternut squash marmalade. Pierre Gagnaire has achieved reader recognition in Elite Traveler’s Top 100 Restaurants in the World.