Every year, the airline Air Canada releases a list of the best restaurants in the Great White North to entice more food-loving travelers to make a trip.
This year, it's not surprising to see that restaurants from the country's most popular culinary destinations like Toronto and Montreal made it on the list, but some gems in smaller towns in Ontario also landed on the list.
The No. 1 restaurant on the list is The Restaurant at Pearl Morrissette.
This French culinary gem features a seasonal "ever-changing multi-course menu" in Jordan Station, Ontario.
“If you let someone see a menu before a meal, they’re usually going to start telling you about everything they see that they don’t like,” said Daniel Hadida, co-chef at The Restaurant at Pearl Morrissette about the blind tasting menu in an interview with “The Globe and Mail.” “We cook with a lot of weird ingredients, but we’re hoping our guests can trust us and try something new.”
Since the restaurant is an off-suit of the popular winery Pearl Morissette, each food course is specifically designed to pair with a wine selection.
Another unique element of the restaurant is that tipping is not accepted either. Instead, the restaurant charges a flat rate of $88 for the 5+ course menu, which also includes the tip.
Besides serving divine culinary delights with excellent customer service, the restaurant is known for its atmosphere. Guests are served in a rustic black barn with views of the winery and rolling Niagara farmland scenery.
Canada’s Ontario has become a hot spot for not only wine but also for its food.
Another restaurant on Air Canada's list is Sand and Pearl Oyster Bar, which lands at No. 9 and is known for its seafood offerings like shucked oysters, steamed littleneck clams, lobster rolls, smoked trout, and more.
Find out what other Canadian restaurants made the list at “The Huffington Post" now.