Best Informal Restaurant

May 2, 2011


La Quercia

3689 W. Fourth Ave.
604-676-1007
Laquercia.ca

Casual rooms are popping up like mushrooms after a rainstorm, but the judges singled out La Quercia (Gold) for its “fantastic, family-style approach to Italian. The egg-yolk ravioli is divine, the meat preparations transformative.” “Chefs Adam Pegg and Lucais Syme have upped their game. Their take on Northern Italian food is unrivalled.” Under chef J.C. Poirier, Campagnolo (Silver) has also undergone a transformation, “slapping you upside the head with fresh flavours at a price point that keeps it real.” Chambar (Bronze) “takes the template of a Belgian brasserie, adds North African flavours with balance and intelligence, and ends up with a friendly, casual room that’s absolutely distinctive and original.” Vij’s and Boneta won Honourable Mentions.

Finalists for Best Informal Restaurant

Campagnolo
1020 Main St.
604-484-6018
Campagnolorestaurant.ca
Chambar
562 Beatty St.
604-879-7119 Chambar.com
Vij's
2702 Main St.
778-317-3783
Vijs.ca
Boneta
1 West Cordova St.
604-684-1844
Boneta.ca

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