For the 22ndH Times, magazine On the road Air Canada has revealed its shortlist of the ten best new Canadian restaurants. This rewards innovative tables that were born between the end of spring 2022 and May 31, 2023.
Of the eight Quebec restaurants that were on the long list of 30 addresses visited by a single culinary critic, three earned a spot on the list. The intimate Bonheur d’occasion event, in Montreal’s Saint-Henri district, comes in sixth place. Molière by Mousso, a large brasserie located in Espace St-Denis led by Chef Antonin Mousso-Rivard, took eighth place, followed by Espace Old Mill, a wonderful farmhouse restaurant in Stanbridge East.
Canada’s “Best New Restaurant” is in Toronto. This is Kabuo Sato, whose chef-owner, Takeshi Sato, used to work at a Michelin-starred restaurant in Tokyo called Okay. The omakase-style restaurant offers a two-and-a-half-hour service during which all dishes are prepared in front of diners seated at the counter.
As is often the case, Ontario, Quebec and British Columbia share almost all the nominations. Manitoba finished fifth with Betty Soko in Winnipeg.
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