CANADA'S Best New RESTAU­RANTS

Air Canada enRoute - - AMERICAN EXPRESS -

THIS YEAR’S SEARCH FOR THE coun­try’s choic­est rookie restau­rants took our critic on a 12,811-kilo­me­tre odyssey. She hopped from a for­mer biker bar – re­vamped and re­splen­dent in vel­vet and mar­ble – to a colos­sal barn with a din­ing room where the hayloft should be. She ate feath­ery gnoc­chi to synth-pop, fatty lamb roast to soul funk and ham-stud­ded ter­rine to the tune of a Que­bec fid­dle. She let charm­ing servers tempt her with tiramisu and sun­daes. She drank 48 glasses of bio­dy­namic wine. And at the end of her month-long, ridicu­lously plum jour­ney, it came down to 10 stand­out spots – restau­rants where you can show up af­ter a long day, or a longer flight, and dis­cover food that’s in­ven­tive, un­for­get­table and mind-bog­glingly good. These are the brand new places that we will keep com­ing back to. Get out there and dig in.

BY / PAR NANCY MAT­SUMOTO PHO­TOS BY / D’ ALANNA HALE ILLUSTRATIONS BY D'AM­RITA MARINO

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