Canada's Best New Restaurants 2016

For the fourth year running (and the 15th in the history of enRoute's program), I ate my way across Canada and picked out a tasty Top 10 best new restaurants. That list hits seatbacks of Air Canada planes today, and I'm told that by the end of the month more than 1 million people will have read my story. No pressure.

The best new spot of the year is a Japanese-Italian joint in Vancouver's Chinatown, tucked away in a neon-lit second-floor space that's designed to evoke a 1960s Tokyo jazz cafe. Kissa Tanto wowed me off the bat with Wendy McGuinness's My Private Tokyo cocktail (a killer plum wine twist on the classic Amaretto sour), and sealed the deal with a tofu-whipped tiramisu that "could bring a ninja's nonna to tears." 

If you're too lazy to book a flight to Winnipeg for the sole purpose of reading a free in-flight magazine, you can read the online version here. Buon appetito.