Five restaurants in Edmonton have won a prestigious list of the 100 best restaurants in Canada.
OpenTable is a reservation service that publishes annually a list of the 100 best restaurants. This year, 17 of those restaurants are in Alberta.
Ernest & # 39; s in NAIT, The Marc, Taste Restaurant, Tzin Wine and Tapas and live ristorante are Edmonton restaurants that made the cut – some for the first time.
Italian eatery vivo ristorante is a new addition to the list.
"It shows what our staff does every day and the hard work they do and their dedication," said Gregg Kenney, the restaurant's managing director.
The west end restaurant opened its doors in 2011 and Kenney said his family Italian style has not changed during the six years it has been open. That, combined with the use of high quality local and regional ingredients, is what helped live alive claim a coveted place on the list.
Over 2,000 eligible restaurants
More than 2,000 Canadian restaurants were eligible for places on the list. The ratings are based on more than 500,000 customer comments, said the OpenTable website.
"It's one of those lists that means a lot because … it's made up of what our guests vote and their comments," Kenney said.
He said he is proud live riser is in the company of the other four Edmonton restaurants that received the honor.
Ernest at NAIT made the list in 2016, but this year's recognition is just as exciting.
"We've finished" the excited moon, "said Mitch McCaskill, a maître d 'in the restaurant, which features dishes prepared by students in NAIT's culinary program.
The landing on the list gives to the restaurants a significant exhibition, he said.
Receive the Honor two years in a row is particularly exciting, said McCaskill, because Ernest at NAIT is in charge of aspiring people in the culinary industry.
"Students who want to succeed really help with the food they create and the hospitality that They provide to compete with the industry's leading restaurants in the country, "said McCaskill.
Some of those students go on to set up their own restaurants, which McCaskill said contributes to the vitality of the food scene. Edmonton mica.
"It is definitely growing and there are many more enthusiastic places to come," he said.
Growth began a few years ago with the development of several haute cuisine restaurants throughout the city, Kenney said. Now, it seems that the Edmontonians are willing to pay a bit more for a more refined dining experience, he said
"It's starting to come together for everyone," Kenney said.
Eleven restaurants in Calgary and one restaurant in Banff were also presented. on the list.