Alo Named Canada’s Top Restaurant

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TORONTO — The 2017 edition of Canada’s 100 Best Restaurants was released last night at an awards ceremony at Toronto’s Shangri-La Hotel.The evening recognized exceptional tastes and talents across the country, including Toronto’s highly-acclaimed Alo, which claimed the number-1 spot in this year’s rankings.

In winning the title of Canada’s best restaurant, Alo has unseated Montreal’s two-time champ, Toqué!. A relative newcomer to Toronto’s dining scent, Alo was named Best New Restaurant in the 2016 edition of the ratings.

“We’re thrilled to launch our 2017 issue,” says Jacob Richler, editor-in-chief of Canada’s 100 Best Restaurants. “With every issue we’re able to showcase more of the incredible cuisine Canada has to offer; from Tofino, British Columbia to Cambridge, Ontario, these are the best chefs and restaurants in the country.”

The top 10 restaurants from this year’s rankings were:
1.    Alo – Toronto
2.    Toqué! – Montreal
3.    Joe Beef – Montreal
4.    Le Vin Papillon – Montreal
5.    Edulis – Toronto
6.    Hawksworth Restaurant at the Rosewood Hotel Georgia – Vancouver
7.    Buca Osteria & Bar (Yorkville) – Toronto
8.    Canoe – Toronto
9.    Dandylion – Toronto
10.    Pigeonhole – Calgary

In addition to naming the Top 100, Canada’s 100 Best also recognized excellence in the industry with a series of awards:

Best New Restaurant: Kissa Tanto (Chef: JoëlWatanabe)
Most Innovative Chef: Charles-Antoine Crête and Cheryl Johnson, Montréal Plaza
Best Pastry Chef: Claude Guérin, Maison Boulud Ritz Carlton Montreal
Best Restaurant Design: Leña (The Design Agency)
Lifetime Achievement: Susur Lee

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