Eight institutions in Montreal and one in Quebec are among the 35 best new restaurants in the country selected this year for a competition.
The initiative comes at the Air Canada flight magazine enRoute invites Canadians to vote until 30 September for their new favorite restaurant from a list on the site mangezvotez.com .
The prize aims to reward restaurants opened from June 2015 to June 2016, which demonstrate innovation and creativity.
The votes will determine the Audience Award winner.
The top ten best new restaurants will be published in the November issue of Air Canada enRoute and the site enroute.aircanada.com .
The 2016 finalists
St. John, NL L .: Seto Kitchen + Bar
Bay Fortune, PEI .: Fireworks
Quebec: Kraken Cru
Montreal: Agrikol, Candide, The Phantom, Foxy, HOOGAN & Beaufort, Hvor, The Mousso, Montreal Plaza
Ottawa: Datsun, Fairouz
Toronto: Alo, Antler, Chabrol, Commodore, Noorden, Piano Piano
Kitchener, Ont .: The Berlin
Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ont .: Backhouse
Saskatoon: Little Grouse on the Prairie
Calgary Charbar, Whitehall
Vancouver: Ancora, Kissa Tanto, Mission, Osteria Savio Volpe, Royal Dinette, Torafuku
Whistler, BC: Bar Oso