Canada is home to some of the finest restaurants in the world, with many of them earning top accolades from culinary experts all over the globe. One of the most prestigious awards a restaurant can receive is a Michelin star, which is awarded by Michelin Guide’s inspectors. The star is an indication that the restaurant has achieved a level of excellence in cuisine, service and atmosphere that is worthy of recognition.
Michelin Guide Canada has been awarding stars since 2017, and there are currently 10 Canadian restaurants that hold one or more stars. The restaurants are located in Quebec, Ontario, British Columbia and Alberta. Toqualmie, located in Vancouver, is the only restaurant west of Ontario to have earned a Michelin star.
The restaurants with one Michelin star include Toquelmie in Vancouver, Alo in Toronto and Toqué! in Montreal. These three restaurants have all earned their stars for their unique interpretation of modern cuisine using local ingredients.
The two-starred restaurants include Joe Beef and L’Express in Montreal; Ancaster Mill and Langdon Hall in Ontario; Bauhaus Restaurant in Vancouver; Alta Bistro in Whistler; and Kensington Riverside Inn in Calgary. All these restaurants have been praised for their creativity and use of fresh ingredients to create stunningly beautiful dishes.
Le Mousso, located in Montreal, holds three Michelin stars – the highest rating any Canadian restaurant can achieve. Led by chef Antonin Mousseau-Rivard, this restaurant has received rave reviews for its imaginative dishes that mix French techniques with local flavours.
Michelin Guide Canada continues to recognize Canadian chefs who are pushing the boundaries when it comes to creative cuisine. As more Canadian chefs continue to innovate and create interesting dishes using local ingredients, we can expect even more Canadian restaurants to earn coveted Michelin stars.
In conclusion, there are currently 10 Canadian restaurants that hold one or more Michelin stars – three one-starred restaurants (Toquelmie, Alo & Toqué!) and seven two-starred restaurants (Joe Beef & L’Express; Ancaster Mill & Langdon Hall; Bauhaus Restaurant; Alta Bistro & Kensington Riverside Inn).
Le Mousso holds three stars – the highest rating any Canadian restaurant can achieve – for its imaginative dishes that mix French techniques with local flavours.