Air Canada Announces Canada’s Best New Restaurants 2021


MONTREAL — Air Canada and OpenTable have announced its list of Canada’s Best New Restaurants 2021, celebrating diverse culinary talents. This year’s list features the best fine-dining, bar-dining, takeout, farm-to-table and other categories, while also spotlighting producers of the year and change makers in the Canadian culinary landscape.

Additionally, Air Canada is celebrating the 20th anniversary of launching the pre-eminent list of top restaurants across the country. OpenTable will also be showcasing bespoke chef’s menus at select feature restaurants.

“Air Canada is proud to celebrate the 20th anniversary of Canada’s Best New Restaurants, a program that has charted the progress of Canadian culinary talent from coast to coast,” says Andy Shibata, vice-president, Brand, Air Canada. “To mark this milestone year and in recognition of the resilience of our country’s food community, this year’s Canada’s Best New Restaurants are unranked, focusing on and honouring people, places and cultures that make up the hospitality industry in Canada.”

“Canada’s Best New Restaurants represent the vibrant culinary landscape of this country. We know how much people have missed restaurants over the past 18 months and as part of our partnership with Air Canada we are bringing a selection of unique bespoke Chef’s Menu experiences to diners at some of the most renowned and innovative restaurants in Canada,” says Matt Davis, district director of OpenTable Canada. “We’re helping diners create meaningful moments around the table, whilst also enjoying best-in-class hospitality.”

Canada’s Best New Restaurants 2021 include:

  • Best Fine-Dining: Pompette, Toronto
  • Best Bar-Dining: JinBar, Calgary, Alta.
  • Best Farm-to-Table: Bika Farm and Cuisine, Saint-Blaise-sur-Richelieu, Que.
  • Best Tapas North of 60: BonTon & Company, Dawson City, Yukon
  • Best Trailblazer: Tropikàl Restobar, Montreal
  • Best Hotel Restaurant: Terre, St. John’s, Newfoundland
  • Best Takeout: Sunny’s Chinese, Toronto
  • Producer of the Year: Tim Ball (subsea forager), Garnish and St. John’s, Newfoundland
  • Grower of the Year: Les Jardins Lakou, Dunham, Que.

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