"Top Dish" Round Two: Vancouver's Cinara

"Top Dish" Round Two: Vancouver's Cinara

Which restaurant reigns supreme? Find out in "Top Dish," a multi-part mini-series where the top three Canadian restaurants go head-to-head for the title of best dish. Restaurants and their chefs, one in Montreal, one in Vancouver, and one in Toronto, will fire up their pans and show off why their talent, style, and concept make them No. 1.

How It's Scored

The scoring system for "Top Dish" begins by determining the top restaurant in each city through our proprietary Foodable Labs data, but to shake things up, we've enlisted the top local food influencers to put their taste buds to the test as critics. Each critic's responsibility is to taste the chef's featured dish (sign us up!) and give a serving of the truth — what is their honest, on-camera critique? (Not in front of the chefs, of course. Unless they're watching this now...)

Our critics are asked to privately rate different elements of the dish and experience to determine an overall score. The overall scores for each restaurant are revealed at the end of "Top Dish." But what goes behind each of the scores? Three things: the critic's scorecard (which includes selection, tableware, plating, ingredients, and more on a scale of 1 to 10), food sentiment score, and service sentiment score, the latter two tracked by Foodable Labs. In total, the highest score a restaurant can earn is 270 points.

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Three Restaurants Go Head-to-Head for "Top Dish"

Three Restaurants Go Head-to-Head for "Top Dish"

“Top Dish” is a multi-part mini-series that pits three top Canadian restaurants — one in Montreal, one in Vancouver, and another in Toronto — against each other to reveal the best dish. These restaurants’ chefs will go head to head to deliver the best dish — one they have chosen themselves to best represent their talents, style, and concept.

How It’s Scored

The scoring system for “Top Dish” includes, as per usual, our proprietary Foodable Labs data. But to shake things up a bit, we’ve also enlisted top local food influencers to be critics in each city.

Each critic’s responsibility is to taste the chef’s featured dish (tough job, right?) and then give an honest on-camera critique — not in front of the chef, of course. Perhaps most importantly, our critics are tasked to privately rate different elements of the dish and experience to later determine an overall score, which will be revealed at the end so as not to give anything away. The overall scores for each restaurant are broken down into three parts: the critic’s scorecard (which consists of many elements — from selection and tableware to plating and ingredients — on a 1-10 scale), food sentiment tracked by Foodable Labs, and service sentiment, also tracked by Foodable Labs. In total, a restaurant can earn up to 270 points.

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