VIDEO: The Restaurant at Pearl Morissette Named Canada’s Best New Restaurant

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TORONTO — The Restaurant at Pearl Morissette was named the best new eatery in Canada, earning the top spot on enRoute magazine’s Best New Restaurants 2018 list. The lists top-10 new restaurant were feted at a gala held in Toronto last night.

“We want to give a huge thanks to all the small producers who are working just as hard as all the cooks in the room. They provide us with delicious, high-quality food so [shout-out to them],” says Daniel Hadida, chef at The Restaurant at Pearl Morissette. “We also want to give a huge thank to you the whole team — some of the hardest working people I’ve ever met in my life.”

The restaurant and winery — located on the second floor of a barn in Jordan Station, Ont., just west of St. Catharines — serves an ever-changing multi-course menu that features five courses for $88 per person.

The winery restaurant is followed by two Montreal eateries — the Italian wine bar Vin Mon Lapin and the wood-fired pizzeria Elena. Rounding out the top five is the French restaurant, St. Lawrence, in Vancouver and Italian restaurant, Giulietta, in Toronto.

Next up was Aloette in Toronto, the casual-dining sister restaurant to Alo; Regina’s Avenue from Top Chef Canada winner Dale MacKay; and the small-plate restaurant, Bundok, in Edmonton.

Lastly, seafood bar Sand and Pearl in Picton, Ont. and The Courtney Room — a restaurant in The Magnolia Hotel & Spa, in Victoria — claimed the list’s ninth and 10th place respectively.

“So many cities across Canada are now recognized as culinary destinations, inspiring both national and international travel. With Canada’s Best New Restaurants, Air Canada is shining a well-deserved spotlight on the chefs who make our country one of the most diverse and desirable places to dine,” says Andy Shibata, managing director, Brand, Air Canada. “For 17 years, Air Canada has celebrated the chefs and innovators who are putting Canada on the map and this year’s Top-10 are welcome additions to this highly-coveted club.”

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