Air Canada Celebrates Culinary Excellence with 2023 Canada's Best New Restaurants Top 10
Air Canada has announced the winners of the 2023 Canada's Best New Restaurants Top 10, with Toronto's Kappo Sato taking the prestigious first place. This year's list, which features the most exciting culinary talent and showcases the country's vibrant food scene, was revealed in the November issue of Air Canada enRoute magazine and on CanadasBestNewRestaurants.com.
A Gastronomic Journey Across Canada: The Top 10 list is the result of a month-long, secret culinary journey across Canada by food critic and author Amy Rosen. More than 30 restaurants were visited by Rosen, who dined anonymously to ensure an unbiased experience. The selection process celebrates 22 years of the program, making it the longest-running and most respected Canadian restaurant ranking.Advertising
- Kappo Sato (Toronto, ON): Chef-owner Takeshi Sato offers a two-and-a-half-hour Kappo Omakase experience, where guests enjoy a tasting menu prepared right in front of them.
- Wild Blue (Whistler, BC): A luxurious steakhouse that brings fine dining to the mountain ski town with a prime selection of meats and seafood.
- Marilena Café and Raw Bar (Victoria, BC): Upscale seafood in a relaxed environment, offering dishes like seafood towers and ceviche mixto.
- Rizzo's House of Parm (Fort Erie, ON): Chef Matty Matheson's latest venture, serving hearty mozzarella sticks and broiled Parms.
- Petit Socco (Winnipeg, MB): An intimate 10-seat restaurant with a four-course dinner that includes tempura shishito peppers and a giant tostada.
- Bonheur D'Occasion (Montreal, QC): Chef-owner Philippe Gauthier's generous meals and pastry chef Victor Adnet's celebrated mille feuille.
- Folke (Vancouver, BC): Vegan food that is as gorgeous and inventive as it is delicious, by co-owner and chef Colin Uyeda.
- Le Molière par Mousso (Montreal, QC): Classic brasserie brought to life by chefs Antonin Mousseau-Rivard, Daniel Vézina, and Samuel Sauvé-Lamothe.
- Espace Old Mill (Stanbridge East, QC): A countryside experience with Chef Éric Gendron's hand-chopped Legacy Speckle Park beef.
- Darlings (Bloomfield, ON): Jesse Fader's upscale pizza restaurant featuring fresh-made Stracciatella and sugar pie.
Special Mentions and Awards Celebration: In addition to the Top 10, Air Canada has included special mentions such as Trailblazers of the Year and Dish of the Year. The winners were celebrated at an event in Toronto, where chefs and teams from the Top 10 restaurants shared dishes from their winning menus with over 600 guests.
About Air Canada and Air Canada enRoute: Air Canada is the country's largest airline and a founding member of Star Alliance. Its Aeroplan program is Canada's premier travel loyalty program. Air Canada enRoute is an award-winning travel media brand that reaches passengers through print, digital channels, and prestigious programs and events.
A Culinary Map for Travelers: The Canada's Best New Restaurants program aligns with Air Canada's objectives to help new businesses flourish and to show travelers the possibilities of where culinary experiences can take them. It underscores the airline's commitment to promoting not just travel but also the rich tapestry of Canada's food industry.