10 Canadian restaurants that will blow your mind

From molecular gastronomy in Ottawa, to seafood and swine Caesar cocktails in Montreal, these are the food trends coming out of some of the most exciting eateries in the world

Chef Marc Lepine, who has twice been named Canadian Culinary Champion and, last year, Canada’s most innovative chef, opened Atelier in 2008. There’s no sign on the unassuming brick building, close to Ottawa’s Commissioners Park, that houses this chic 45-seat restaurant. Set aside at least three hours to enjoy the 12-course tasting menu, which focuses on molecular gastronomy and is priced at a rather good value CAD$125 ($132), with the optional pairing of nine wines costing an additional CAD$75 ($82). Expect playfully clever dishes, updated regularly, and exquisite presentation. You could be tucking into anything from a “duck terrarium” to an edible balloon – even an emoji fondant, made with a food printer. … continue 10 Canadian restaurants that will blow your mind


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