68 DYLAN WATSON-BRAWN
Ernst, Berlin, Germany, via Vancouver
At just 25 years old, Dylan Watson-Brawn has already proven that he is among Canada’s most promising young culinary talents. Growing up in Vancouver, Watson-Brawn dropped out of high school at age 16 to pursue an opportunity at the legendary three-Michelin-star fine-dining institution RyuGin in Tokyo. In 2012, he permanently relocated to Berlin, holding a series of ticketed intimate dinners in his apartment before opening his restaurant, Ernst. Watson-Brawn’s flawless regional tasting menus have established Ernst as one of Europe’s most innovative new restaurants and the only place harder to get into than Berlin’s exclusive nightclub Berghain.