Tony Salameh, a graduate of the Hotel School of Lausanne in Switzerland, was inducted into the restaurateur Hall of Fame (Monterey County chapter of the California Restaurant Association) in 2002. He has earned a “stellar reputation” with more than 30 years thriving success of Anton & Michel ~ one of the Monterey Peninsula’s best known and popular restaurants. Awards for excellence and honors have been consistent and continuous ~ to name just a few:
Award of Excellence, Dining Category 2013 voted by the members of the Carmel Chamber of Commerce
Excellence in Hospitality “Peninsula’s Best Restaurant” 1988 voted by the members of the Monterey Peninsula Chamber of Commerce
“One of 10 Best Restaurants” in Monterey County 1992-93 and “Best Restaurant in Carmel” 1996-97 voted by the readers of Adventures in Dining
“One of the Best Restaurants” in Northern California 1995-96-97 Epicurean Rendezvous
Green Ribbon Award of Excellence “Restaurateur of the Year” 1999
Voted by the members of the Carmel Business Association Recipient annually, since 1988, of the prestigious Wine Spectator’s “Best of Award of Excellence” for having one of the most outstanding restaurant wine lists in the world
Tony Salameh is a partner in The Grill on Ocean Avenue, PortaBella Restaurant, and Merlot! Bistro, of the Carmel Preferred Restaurant Group. The success and excellence of the restaurant(s) is well-known locally as a testament to the respect, integrity and attention to detail that Tony devotes to his work and profession. Active member of Les Toques Blanches USA.