Antonio’s in Cavite is No. 5 top restaurant in Asia, says the Miele Guide 2010/2011

Antonio’s in Cavite was named the fifth best restaurant in Asia by the Miele Guide 2010/2011. It placed 17th in 2009 and 10th in 2008. Iggy’s in Singapore topped this year’s list followed by L’Atelier de Joel Robuchon in Hong Kong and Robuchon a Galera in Macau.

"Antonio’s is a well-established restaurant whose gastronomic selection contributes to the overall charm of its locale, rather than vice-versa," according to the Miele Guide’s website. "Chef-owner Antonio Escalante prepares excellent dishes by combining Western ingredients with the freshest local produce. His salads, for example, are a melange of fresh, crisp vegetables, harvested from his very own garden, and exquisite imported cheeses. They make the perfect side dish to a perfectly glazed foie gras or a succulent Black Angus steak."

A total of 450 restaurants made it to this year’s Miele Guide, which was established in 2008 to "recognize and celebrate Asia’s best chefs and restaurants." There were four rounds of judging. First, Asia’s top restaurant critics created a shortlist of the best in the region, followed by two rounds of public online polls. Afterwards, the Miele Guide team and contributing editors dined anonymously in the leading restaurants to confirm the Top 20. The Miele Guide 2010/2011 may be purchased online.

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