Canada's Best New Restaurants 2017

By now you know the story: Air Canada's enRoute magazine sends me out on a five-week, 30-restaurant tour of eating across Canada. I pick my 10 favorites, and my reviews run as the tentpole feature of the magazine's annual November Food Issue. Somewhere in the middle of all that I pop a ton of antacids, partly due to the rich restaurant food and partly to mitigate the pressure of writing a story that more than a million Air Canada passengers will read at 30,000 feet.

This year marks my fifth time hoisting the Golden Fork. They even made a video trailer to promote the story! Keep your eyes peeled for a shot of my handsome backside walking stealthily into Lake Inez in Toronto's east end ...

The Top Ten was announced live at a gala last night in Toronto, with all the winning chefs in attendance. You can read the full story online here.