After a year of pandemic hiatus, the list Canada’s 100 Best is back for 2022. Among the 100 best restaurants in the country this year, several establishments in Quebec stand out, including Vin Mon Lapin, which is part of the top 10.
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For this first “post-pandemic” list, the organization has changed its ways somewhat, including asking judges to vote for the best food, no matter where they find it, rather than judging, as in the past. , the complete restaurant experience, including service, decor, wine list, etc. A dozen new people have also joined the team of judges for this new edition.
Published on Main, a restaurant in Vancouver, won the award for best restaurant this year, followed by the excellent Toronto gourmet table Alo in second place. The St. Lawrence, a Vancouver restaurant dedicated to Quebec and French cuisine, owned by Quebec chef Jean-Christophe Poirier, completes the podium. In fourth place, appears the renowned restaurant Pearl Morissette, located on the vineyard of the same name, in Jordan Station, Ontario, then Langdon Hall, in Cambridge, a table that shines local and seasonal products, comes in fifth place.
Montreal’s Vin Mon Lapin appears in sixth position. The establishment of chef Marc-Olivier Frappier and sommelier Vanya Filipovic has stood out with its expansion, carried out while the dining rooms were closed, its way of making vegetables shine and its daring combinations of local ingredients.
Otherwise, many establishments in Montreal, as well as certain restaurants in Quebec City or in the region, are named in this list. Among them, several classics and established places, but also some new arrivals. All hoist themselves up in the top 50: Baby (16e square), Monarch (17e), L’Express (21e), Le Mouso (24e), Joe Beef (26e), Montreal Plaza (31e), Pastel (39e), Pichai (45e) and Jun I (49e).
Vin Papillon, Alma, Maison Publique, Nora Gray, Milos, Marconi, La Tanière, Gia, Île Flottante, La Cabane d’à Côté, Les Fougères, Mastard, Beau Mont, Paloma, Battuto, Elena and ARVI are also named in the last segment of the chart, which includes positions 51 to 100.
A list of the 20 best new restaurants in the country was also unveiled simultaneously. Major Tom in Toronto comes first. It includes the following Quebec establishments: Pichai, Gia and Mastard.