Four Alberta restaurants nominated for Canada’s Best New Restaurants

Four Alberta restaurants made the list of 35 nominees for Canada’s Best New Restaurants.

The nominees for Canada’s Best New Restaurants – drawn from a coast-to-coast culinary exploration – were announced Thursday.

Partake – Edmonton

“We are honoured to be included in this year’s “Canada’s Best New Restaurants” list,” Partake staff said on their Facebook page.

French restaurant Partake is the only Edmonton restaurant that made the list.

Le Petit Boeuf – Calgary

Le Petit Boeuf in Calgary boasts “The best of Alberta in the hands of a French chef.”  

Executive chef and operating partner Dominique Moussu is from Brittany, France. He graduated from Brevet d’Études Professionnelle and cooked at the historic Le Château de Loc Guenolé, in Kervignac, Brittaney and the Savoy in London, England.

Owner and operator Gilles Brassart was born near Aix-en-Provence in the south of France.

Lulu Bar – Calgary

Lulu Bar in Calgary is a chef-driven bar in the heart of 17th Avenue that opened April 2019. Both the food and the cocktails draw influences from the region between Southeast Asia and Hawaii and the Pacific Northwest.

Red Deer born chef Joseph Sokoloff grew up as an expat and lived for years in Vietnam and Indonesia before returning to Canada.

The Sensory – Canmore

The Sensory in Canmore – where casual dining and libations meet elevated ingredients. Their website invites diners to “Forage & Feast Your Senses.”

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This year’s expanded list of finalists celebrates the best that Canada’s creative and ingenious food scene has to offer.

Based on the recommendations of a diverse new panel of food experts from coast to coast, Air Canada sent one writer on an anonymous, month-long, cross-country dining marathon to determine the notable new openings that became contenders for the coveted annual Top 10 list.

The rest of the 2019 nominees for Canada’s Best New Restaurants are: Alma, Montreal; Alobar Yorkville, Toronto; ARVI, Quebec City; Beach Hill Smokehouse, Toronto; Beau Mont, Montreal; Black Rabbit, Moncton; Como Taperia, Vancouver; Dispatch, St. Catharines; Donna’s, Toronto; Dreyfus, Toronto; Flame + Smith, Bloomfield; Frilu, Thornhill; Grand Cru Deli, Toronto; Hearth, Saskatoon; Home Block at CedarCreek Estate Winery, Kelowna; House of Boateng, Victoria;  Le Petit Mousso, Montreal; Le Swan, Toronto; McKiernan Luncheonette, Montreal; Moccione, Montreal; Monarque, Montreal; Nowhere *A Restaurant, Victoria; Origines, Caraquet; Pastel, Montreal; Pluvio, Ucluelet; Sakai Bar, Toronto; Seoul Shakers, Toronto; Ten, Toronto; Ugly Dumpling, Vancouver; Wayfarer Oyster House, Whitehorse; and Zuì Là, Markham.

Canada’s Best New Restaurants 2019 highlights the top restaurants that have opened across the country over the last 12 months and deliver exceptional experiences through the quality of their food, level of service and commitment to culinary creativity.

The annual Top 10 ranking will be unveiled at a celebration in Toronto on Oct. 24.

-reporter@albertapressleader.ca

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