Top 50 Restaurants in Canada

Where to Enjoy Fine Dining On Montreal's Main Street

Adrian Brijbassi | Posted 10.19.2014 | Canada
Adrian Brijbassi

When I introduce myself to Marc-Alexandre Mercier, he is sprawled on a weathered picnic table at the back of his restaurant, catching a few precious m...

Eat Up! 50 Of The Best Restaurants In Canada

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 05.28.2014 | Canada Living

Move out of the way Ontario and Quebec, it looks like there's a new foodie province in town. For the first time, Raymonds Restaurant of St. John...

Canada's Top 10 Best Restaurants

Adrian Brijbassi | Posted 07.19.2014 | Canada
Adrian Brijbassi

It takes time for kitchens and restaurants to hit their stride. Geoff Hopgood, based on the most recent meal I had at his establishment, is in the zon...

Chef Takes This Toronto Pizza Parlour to New Heights

Adrian Brijbassi | Posted 05.19.2014 | Canada Travel
Adrian Brijbassi

Jonathan Gushue could have opted for another fine-dining restaurant. He could have teamed with a pricey, established place in a big city and quickly turned it into a go-to spot for foodies to discover. But Gushue chose something radically different and it's a departure that could seriously shake up the Toronto dining scene. Here's why.

Chef Michael Smith's Legacy Lives On at PEI Restaurant

Adrian Brijbassi | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Living
Adrian Brijbassi

Legends can loom over a place long after they've gone. Dave Wilmer knows that better than anyone else on Prince Edward Island. The owner of the Inn at Bay Fortune still welcomes guests who expect him to be Michael Smith, the celebrity chef whose cookbooks and Food Network Canada TV shows have a massive following.

The Travel Writer's Dilemma

Adrian Brijbassi | Posted 09.30.2013 | Canada Travel
Adrian Brijbassi

Several large media organizations won't publish articles if a travel writer received assistance from a tourism board, or they will put a disclosure at the end of the article saying the trip was sponsored. This is a blatant double standard, and it stands to hurt and limit the importance of travel journalism.

Momofuku's "Crack Pie" Comes to Canada

Vacay.ca | Posted 09.29.2013 | Canada Travel
Vacay.ca

Crack has made its way from Brooklyn to Canada over the years. Christina Tosi and the team at Momofuku are making sure an addictive namesake crosses the border, too -- and no authority is giving them a hard time. The Crack Pie, which is a sugar high, has become one of New York's most celebrated dessert items. It is among the habit-forming treats available at the newly opened Momofuku Milk Bar in Toronto.

Canada's Foodie of the Year Picks Vij's in Vancouver

Vacay.ca | Posted 08.26.2013 | Canada
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As Canada's Foodie of the Year, Deborah Son could have chosen anywhere in Canada for the dinner of a lifetime. Her choice is one of Vancouver's most beloved restaurants. Son, a 21-year-old student from Winnipeg, will dine at Vij's, ranked as the best restaurant in Canada for 2013.

The Future of Top Chef Canada

Adrian Brijbassi | Posted 08.11.2013 | Canada Living
Adrian Brijbassi

Speak to Mark McEwan about Top Chef Canada and you'll get the sense the show has many seasons ahead of it. McEwan, the head judge for the popular Food Network cooking competition, said he is thoroughly enjoying the production, which wrapped up its third season on Monday night.

The 20 Best Restaurants in British Columbia

Adrian Brijbassi | Posted 08.06.2013 | Canada British Columbia
Adrian Brijbassi

I just returned from a two-week journey to British Columbia that I didn't anticipate being a mind-blowing culinary tour. We like lists at Vacay.ca, so here are the 20 best places I dined in British Columbia during the past two weeks.

Why Joe Beef Is Canada's Best Restaurant

Adrian Brijbassi | Posted 07.08.2013 | Canada Living
Adrian Brijbassi

The fact that Joe Beef has been voted Canada's best restaurant isn't going to come as a surprise to enthusiasts of the nation's food scene. But many will be shocked that the iconic restaurant's hometown, Montreal, trails Calgary in the number of entries placed in the 2013 Vacay.ca Top 50 Restaurants in Canada Guide.

Rural Ontario Restaurant a Hidden Gem in Canada

Vacay.ca | Posted 06.04.2013 | Canada
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Canadians from coast-to-coast have been naming their favourite restaurants in a first-of-its-kind national poll to discover the nation's best choices ...

March Madness in Voting for Canada's Favourite Restaurants

Vacay.ca | Posted 05.26.2013 | Canada
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When they learned anyone could cast a vote for Canada's best restaurant, Andy and Linda Tesluk didn't hesitate with their ballots. The couple both cho...

Regina Restaurant Rakes in the Votes from Across Canada

Vacay.ca | Posted 05.19.2013 | Canada
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Doug Jarrett played in 13 seasons in the NHL, skating across North America with the Chicago Blackhawks and New York Rangers. He's dined at fine restau...

The Provinces With the Best Restaurants in Canada

Vacay.ca | Posted 05.13.2013 | Canada Living
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The 2013 Vacay.ca Top 50 Restaurants in Canada will be decided by votes from the public and 34 judges who include noted chefs and food industry professionals. The public, however, determines the annual People's Choice award.

Restaurants Battle to be Canada's No. 1

Vacay.ca | Posted 10.04.2013 | Canada Travel
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Canadians' appetite for naming their favourite restaurant is proving to be insatiable. With six weeks left in public voting for the 2013 Vacay.ca Top 50 Restaurants in Canada, two of the nation's most acclaimed establishments are in a tight battle for the People's Choice award -- which is determined by votes from Canadians.

The Chef Who Got Anthony Bourdain to Layover in Toronto

Adrian Brijbassi | Posted 05.06.2013 | Canada Travel
Adrian Brijbassi

Scott Vivian may have done more for Toronto's culinary rep than anyone else in recent years. And, it was all thanks to a few beers. He told Anthony Bourdain he should film an episode of his TV show in Toronto. That's exactly what Bourdain did.

Want to Eat at Canada's Best Restaurant?

Vacay.ca | Posted 04.21.2013 | Canada Travel
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Are you Canada's greatest food lover? If you are, you could be in for one fabulous treat. In conjunction with its Top 50 Restaurants in Canada Guide for 2013, Vacay.ca will crown the Canadian Foodie of the Year in April. The winner will have the opportunity to dine at one of the 2013 Top 50 Restaurants in Canada.

The Must-Try Restaurant in Calgary

Adrian Brijbassi | Posted 03.17.2013 | Canada Travel
Adrian Brijbassi

When Olivier Reynaud moved from Avignon to Calgary in 1999, he didn't anticipate being a pioneer. That seems to be what happens to entrepreneurs in Western Canada, however, and it wasn't long before the co-proprietor of Rouge found himself at the forefront of a local food movement in Alberta's largest city.

Canadian Cuisine Isn't the Same without Missing Chef Gushue

Adrian Brijbassi | Posted 03.10.2013 | Canada Travel
Adrian Brijbassi

News that Jonathan Gushue, 41, has been missing since December 31, 2012 is worrisome for anyone who's enjoyed his food, his dedication to Canadian cuisine or his affable spirit. Gushue has elevated Canadian cuisine as much as any other chef in the country.

Where the Food Is Like Art

Adrian Brijbassi | Posted 02.11.2013 | Canada Living
Adrian Brijbassi

Midway through her dinner, Jennifer Swartz looked up to her dining partner and exclaimed, "Hands-down the best meal of my life." Swartz had been meaning to make reservations at Atelier for a number of months and wasn't disappointed in her August visit despite entering Marc Lepine's restaurant with lofty expectations.

The Top 50 Restaurants in Canada

Vacay.ca | Posted 02.26.2013 | Canada Travel
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Vacay.ca's Top 50 Restaurants in Canada List, a first-ever national ranking of the nation's restaurants was published in April 2012. This survey of 15 judges who include leading food writers, industry insiders and culinary aficionados from across the country, as well as the general public.

Which Restaurants Made It To The Top 50 In Canada List?

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 08.21.2013 | Canada Living

TORONTO - Vij's, a restaurant in Vancouver that features contemporary Indian cuisine, has been named No. 1 out of 50 Canadian eateries in a survey by ...