Opinionated About Dining (OAD) is a voluntary online restaurant organization, in which registered diners determine the ranks of restaurants around the world by casting votes. The results are tabulated by genre, resulting in regionally ranked lists.
Each year, the Top 100+ European Restaurant list winners are celebrated over the course of a few nights. The event dinners, prepared by chefs on the list, are attended by the top voters, including: destination diners, chefs, sommeliers, restauranteurs, and media. The guests are in attendance as supportive voters over any role he/she may have in the culinary industry. The need to draw attention to certain guests over others is non-existent, which makes for a unique atmosphere. The events culminate with an awards dinner when the new list is revealed publicly.
In 2018, the OAD events were held in London. Kicking off the week was a collaboration dinner, OAD Japan Meets Iceland.
The order of the dinner is depicted in the above link. The dishes below are grouped by restaurant.
Vijhalmur Sigurdarson | Souvenir | Ghent, Belgium
2018 OAD Top 100+ European Restaurants, No. 95
Kári Porsteinsson | Dill | Reykjavik, Iceland
2018 OAD Top 100+ European Restaurants, No. 166
2018 Michelin, One Star
Yoji Tokuyoshi | Tokuyoshi | Milan, Italy
2018 Top 100+ European Restaurants 2018, No. 63
2018 Michelin, One star
Gyotaku is the traditional Japanese method of printing fish on rice paper by fishermen to record their catches. In the following video, Yoji Tokuyoshi explains this technique which inspired his dish, Gyotaku, pine nut milk.
Atsushi Tanaka | Restaurant A.T. | Paris, France
2018 OAD Top 100+ European Restaurants, No. 92
Souvenir |134 Brabantdam, Ghent, Belgium | +32 9 335 60 73
Dill |Hverfisgata 12, Reykjavík, Iceland | +354 552 1522
Tokuyoshi | Via S Calocero, Milan, Italy | +39 02 8425 2626
Restaurant A.T. |4bis Rue du Cardinal Lemoine, Paris, France | +33 1 56 81 94 08