A Winnipeg chef has made it on a prestigious list of the best new restaurants in Canada.
Scott Bagshaw heads up Enoteca, which made it as No. 9 in Air Canada’s enRoute magazine.
“The almost-French, almost-Spanish cuisine here plays on unexpected notes that resonate: A puck of sweet raw scallop, diced and sandwiched between slices of lomo and pickled kohlrabi, gains sharpness from black garlic and dehydrated ginger,” writer Andrew Braithwaite says of Enoteca.
Bagshaw is also owner and chef at the popular Deseo Bistro on Osborne Street. A third restaurant, Maque, is in the works to open on Stafford Street.
Calgary chef Justin Leboe took top honours in the list for Pigeonhole, a wine bar serving creative small plates.
The top 10 list:
1. Pigeonhole (Calgary)
2. Port City Royal (Saint John, N.B.)
3. Pilgrimme (Galiano Island, B.C.)
4. DaiLo (Toronto)
5. Bar Raval (Toronto)
6. AnnaLena (Vancouver)
7. Adelaide Oyster House (St. John’s, N.L.)
8. Yasu (Toronto)
9. Enoteca (Winnipeg)
10. Soif (Gatineau, Que.)