Last year, Air Canada’s enRoute Magazine named Chinatown’s Kissa Tanto Canada’s best new restaurant. Ever since, it’s been a bit of a challenge to get a table… Well, this year’s enRoute long-list was recently released, revealing another 4 local eateries that might just be called “Canada’s Best”, so you may want to book a table before the whole city tries to get a reservation. Here’s what’s on this year’s list:
1. Botanist (1038 Canada Place)
The Pacific Rim’s Botanist celebrates the flavours of the Pacific Northwest with local ingredients and seasonal offerings, including edible plants and flowers that are grown in-house. Expect, colourful plating, simple ingredients, exquisite techniques and bold flavours. View their menu HERE.
2. Mak N Ming (1629 Yew Street)
Mak N Ming boasts seasonally conscious set menus, featuring an elegant combination of Japanese and French flavours set within the context of PNW cuisine. August is Waffle Month at Mak N Ming, guaranteeing fluffy and crispy waffle specials on their weekly brunch menus. View their menu HERE.
3. Fayuca (109 Hamilton Street)
North Pacific Mexican set in Vancouver’s Yaletown. The adventurous menu plays off of local ingredients and Mexican flavours, but is far from what most foodies would recognize as a traditional Mexican restaurant. Instead, expect Mediterranean influences, elegant preparations and exciting flavour combos. View their dinner menu HERE.
4. Cacao (1989 West 1st Avenue)
“Progressive and fresh Latin American menu, created with a sinuous, steady hand”. Cacao focuses on high quality, regional ingredients and refined Latin American flavours from their beautiful location in Kitsilano. View their menu HERE.
Nominations are based on suggestions from Canada’s food industry experts and local chefs. To view the full list, visit canadasbestnewrestaurants.com