CALGARY — Two Canadian restaurants have earned international distinction by placing on the San Pellegrino World’s 100 Best Restaurants list. Calgary’s Rouge Restaurant placed 60th on the prestigious list while Langdon Hall in Cambridge, Ont. ranked 77th. The announcement was made April 26 in London, England.
After a challenging year, Paul Rogalski, chef and co-owner of Rouge, is hoping the distinction will earn the restaurant, which specializes in local cuisine, increased attention and translate into better sales, cbc.ca reports.
Rogalski travelled to England to accept the award from San Pellegrino, which has been running the contest with the Uk’s Restaurant magazine since 2002. A total of 806 critics, journalists and food experts from around the world are involved in selecting the top-dining establishments. Countries are organized into geographical zones and voted on by panellists in the specific region.
This year’s chart-topping restaurant was Danish restaurant Noma, which dethroned elBulli from its perennial perch for the last four years.
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