TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Dec. 8, 2009) - It's a tough job dining at hundreds of new restaurants across Canada, but someone's got to do it. After months of investigation and sampling scores of menus, the regional editors of Where magazine are thrilled to unveil their annual list of Canada's Best New Restaurants of 2009.
Where Canada's Best New Restaurants of 2009 are (in geographic order):
Veneto Tapa Lounge – Victoria, British Columbia
Cibo Trattoria – Vancouver, British Columbia
Parker House Grill & Wine Bar – Calgary, Alberta
Creations Dining Room & Lounge – Edmonton, Alberta
Rustica Steakhouse – Canmore, Alberta, Canadian Rockies
Hermanos – Winnipeg, Manitoba
Raw Aura – Mississauga, Ontario
Loire – Toronto, Ontario
Teca – Muskoka, Ontario
The Grand Pizzeria – Ottawa, Ontario
Pipa Restaurant & Bar – Halifax, Nova Scotia
Established in 2003, Where Canada's Best New Restaurants is an annual award program devoted to celebrating and raising awareness of Canada's top chefs and innovative restaurateurs. The list of selected restaurants is comprised of one new establishment chosen in each of the following Where magazine regions: Calgary, Canadian Rockies, Edmonton, Halifax, Mississauga, Muskoka/Parry Sound, Ottawa, Toronto, Vancouver, Victoria and Winnipeg.
Detailed information (including menu highlights, pictures and contact information) about Where Canada's Best New Restaurants of 2009 can be found online at www.where.ca/best-new-restaurants and in select January 2010 and winter issues of Where Canada magazines.
Where is the world's largest publisher of visitor magazines and can be found in more than 4,300 hotels worldwide. Since 1936, Where has provided travellers with timely, local information on current shopping trends, new stores, restaurants, cultural attractions and entertainment. Where Canada magazines are available at hotels, travel information centres, stores and attractions in the following locations: Calgary, Canadian Rockies, Edmonton, Halifax, Muskoka/Parry Sound, Ottawa, Toronto, Vancouver, Victoria and Winnipeg. Where Canada is a subsidiary of St. Joseph Media.
About St. Joseph Media
St. Joseph Media publishes Toronto Life, Weddingbells, Mariage Quebec, FASHION, Where Canada magazines, Canadian Family, Quill & Quire and Ottawa Magazine—a team of magazines that have won a total of 158 National Magazine Awards in the past 5 years. St. Joseph Media is a division of St. Joseph Communications, Canada's largest privately owned communications company, with four distinct business platforms: content, print, documents and media. St. Joseph Communications was named one of Canada's 50 Best Managed Companies in 2007.