enRoute magazine names Quebec City restaurant as country's best new eatery
The owners of Quebec City's Battuto celebrate their win (Instagram/@battuto_qc)
The Canadian Press
Published Friday, October 20, 2017 7:09AM EDT
TORONTO -- A 20-seat Italian diner in Quebec City has taken the top spot on the Canada's Best New Restaurants list.
Battuto is this year's highlight on the list compiled by Air Canada's enRoute magazine.
Battuto is described as a 400-square-foot trattoria where chef Guillaume St-Pierre's dishes include paper-thin rounds of Charlevoix-pork lonza and grilled octopus.
Similarly small, chef-run spots nabbed second and third place -- Canis in Toronto and Bar Von Der Fels in Calgary, respectively.
Edmonton scored three restaurants on the list: Clementine, Cafe Linnea and Alder Room.
The list was curated by enRoute's restaurant critic Andrew Braithwaite, who dined in more than 30 new restaurants in his search for the 10 best.
The winners were announced Thursday in Toronto and will be featured in the November issue of enRoute magazine.
"Edmonton felt like a different city than the one I'd visited on my four previous tours, and the new hockey arena is a game-changer," Braithwaite said Thursday in a release.
"The cocktail scene has always been strong, and there's clearly a passion for creating art on the plate, too."
Here's a look at the full list:
1. Battuto, Quebec City
2. Canis, Toronto
3. Bar Von Der Fels, Calgary
4. Mak N Ming, Vancouver
5. Clementine, Edmonton
6. Cafe Linnea, Edmonton
7. Riviera, Ottawa
8. Brothers Food & Wine, Toronto
9. Marconi, Montreal
10. Alder Room, Edmonton