Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Canada’s 100 Best Restaurants Announces 2018 Rankings

Canada’s 100 Best Restaurants Announces 2018 Rankings
Fourth Annual List Sees 29 New Additions; Latest Issue Includes Canada’s 50 Best Bars 
Calcutta Cricket Club (for Best New Restaurant Design)

Canada’s 100 Best Restaurants today released its comprehensive 2018 rankings for exemplary restaurants and bars nationwide. Recognizing culinary talent coast to coast to coast, the 2018 rankings welcome 29 restaurants new to this year’s list.

Canada’s most commendable chefs, restaurateurs, bartenders and critics all joined 
tonightto celebrate the launch of Canada’s 100 Best Restaurants 2018 at an awards ceremony held at Mildred’s Temple Kitchen (85 Hanna Ave, Toronto). The evening named Toronto’sAlo the best restaurant in Canada and awarded Toronto’s Bar Raval the inaugural no.1 spot on the 50 Best Bars list.

“We’re excited to launch our 2018 issue,” said Canada’s 100 Best Restaurants Editor-in-Chief Jacob Richler. “Every year we’re able to promote exceptional Canadian cuisine and talent, and with the addition of the 50 best bars list, we’re proud to recognize the finest in both food and drink. Every last one represents a great choice for a stellar dining experience.”

In addition to the rankings, Canada’s 100 Best also recognizes excellence in the industry:
  • Lifetime Achievement Award*: Chef Lynn Crawford
  • Most Innovative Chef*: Chef Marc Lepine (Atelier)
  • Outstanding Chef*: Chef Patrick Kriss (Alo)
  • Best Farm to Table*: Chef Michael Smith (FireWorks Feast at the Inn at Bay Fortune)
  • Best New Restaurant*: La Banane (Chef Brandon Olsen) 
  • Best Pastry Chef*: Chef Daniel Mongraw (Toqué!)
  • Best New Restaurant Design*: Maya Gohill (Calcutta Cricket Club)
  • Best Sommelier*: Vanya Filipovic (Joe Beef)
  • Most Eco-Friendly Restaurant*: Actinolite (Chef Justin Cournoyer)
(above from left to right: Chef Lynn Crawford, Chef March Lepin, Chef Michael Smith, Chef Brandon Olsen, Chef Maya Gohill, Chef Daniel Mongraw, Chef Patrick Kriss, Chef Jacob Richler;
photo credits in order: Louise Savoie, Rick O'Brien, Liam Mogan, Jesse Milns)

Canada’s 100 Best named the following Top 10 restaurants for 2018:
  1. Alo – Toronto
  2. Toqué! – Montreal
  3. Joe Beef – Montreal
  4. Buca Osteria & Bar (Yorkville) – Toronto
  5. Langdon Hall – Cambridge
  6. Montréal Plaza – Montreal
  7. Raymonds – St. John’s
  8. Le Vin Papillon – Montreal
  9. Edulis – Toronto
  10. Kissa Tanto – Vancouver
Canada’s 50 Best Bars named the following Top 10 bars for 2018:
  1. Bar Raval – Toronto
  2. The Keefer Bar – Vancouver
  3. Coldroom – Montreal
  4. Proof – Calgary
  5. The Bar at Alo – Toronto
  6. Lot Six Bar & Restaurant – Halifax
  7. Bar Von Der Fels – Calgary
  8. Pretty Ugly – Toronto
  9. Clementine – Edmonton
  10. The Woodcutter’s Blanket – Whitehorse
Canada’s 100 Best Restaurants is proud to be the platform to showcase excellence in the industry. The annual list is renowned for being an unbiased metric of restaurant quality in Canada and represents the consensus of the diverse, knowledgeable opinions of 97 judges including Canada’s top chefs, restaurateurs, journalists and food industry insiders.
Available on newsstands across Canada on Monday, April 16, the magazine celebrates excellence in the restaurant industry in all its forms. For more information visit:

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