Saturday, November 01, 2008
enRoute's top new restos for 2008
I've got some serious Canadian dining to do. After an intensive five-week tour de force covering a dozen Canadian cities and 30+ restaurants, Air Canada's enRoute magazine and its contributing editor Chris Johns have revealed Canada's ten best new restaurants. They are featured in the November issue of enRoute.
Top honors went to Toronto's Nota Bene, described here by Chris Johns:
"Chef David Lee and his business partners Yannick Bigourdan and Franco Prevedello have created a restaurant that is both democratic and elite. The kitchen relies on Asian and Latin flavours for its inspiration, filtering and refining them int he process. In restaurant lingo, the notation NB (for nota bene) next to a reservation indicates that the party is to be treated with special care and attention. Here the term applies to everyone."
The other top restaurants are:
2. Le Local, Montreal
3. The Harbord Room, Toronto
4. Chef's Table, Calgary
5. Boneta, Vancouver
6. The Only On King, London (Ontario)
7. Lucien, Toronto
8. Fraiche, West Vancouver
9. Liverpool House, Montreal
10. Stage, Victoria
Also featured in November's issue is a special report on food trends and where Canada's finest restaurateurs are headed in the coming year.
Stage in Victoria, BC
Photo by Sue Frause
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