50 best restaurants were announced yesterday, and Canada has plenty of reasons to rejoice. Our bad — what we meant to say is that Canada has no reasons to rejoice, because not one single Canadian restaurant made the list (again). It gets worse: Canada didn’t even get a mention on the top 100, when in 2010 we at least had Cambridge’s Langdon Hall at number 77 and Calgary’s Rouge at number 60.

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According to The World’s 50 Best Restaurants list, Canada is a culinary wasteland


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The world’s 50 best restaurants were announced yesterday, and Canada has plenty of reasons to rejoice. Our bad — what we meant to say is that Canada has no reasons to rejoice, because not one single Canadian restaurant made the list (again). It gets worse: Canada didn’t even get a mention on the top 100, when in 2010 we at least had Cambridge’s Langdon Hall at number 77 and Calgary’s Rouge at number 60.

The list, compiled by Restaurant Magazine and sponsored by S. Pellegrino, was once again topped by Copenhagen’s Noma, which has held the spot since 2010. Other notable performers included New York’s Per Se, which moved up four spots to number six, and London’s Dinner by Heston Blumenthal, which debuted at number nine.

The good news is that Canadians can at least live vicariously through restaurateurs on the list that are coming to Canada. David Chang, who is apparently opening his Toronto ventures in August of this year, earned spots at 37 and 79 (for Momofuku Ssäm Bar and Momofuku Ko, respectively), while Daniel Boulud, who is also opening a restaurant in Toronto this year, has a spot at number 25 with Daniel.

As strange as it may seem, Canada has not always received the cold shoulder from Restaurant Magazine. Michael Stadtländer’s Eigensinn Farm came in at number nine in 2002 — dropping to number 28 the next year — and Susur Lee’s erstwhile Susur came in at number 49 in 2002.

See the full list here.

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