4 November 1946 (age 71)|
Gabriac, Aveyron, France
Michel Bras (born 4 November 1946) is a French chef. His cooking style is described as "creative" is often associated to fresh herbs and edible flowers. He has also created the recipe of a famous biscuit with chocolate coulant.
His restaurant located in Laguiole in the Aveyron was rated three stars in the Guide Michelin since 1999. It is also classed in the "Relais & Châteaux" since 1992. In June 2002 he opened together with his son Sébastien a second restaurant at the Windsor Hotel of Hokkaido in Japan, where the chef and director since December 2015 is Simone Cantafio with Guillaume Vegreville as the room manager. In 2014, Michel Bras launched a brasserie inside the Soulages museum located in Rodez, Aveyron. He chose to voluntarily give up his Michelin rating in September 2017 and did not appear in the 2018 Guide.
In 2008, he and the Japanese brand KAI (specialized in knife confection and other blades) have been working together for a number of years, and have developed a custom knife series intended in majority to restaurant professionals.
- "Le Livre de Michel Bras," éditions du Rouergue, 1991 (ISBN 9782905209511)
- Petits festins et desserts, éditions du Rouergue, collection Carnets de Michel Bras, Rodez, 2005 (ISBN 2841566617)
- Bras : Laguiole, Aubrac, France, éditions du Rouergue, Rodez, 2002 (ISBN 2841563502)