Best Restaurants 2014 Launch Party
Avenue celebrated the release of their annual Best Restaurants list with a party at Ernest’s Restaurant at NAIT.
Blair Lebsack, owner of RGE RD, poses with his Avenue cover
Photograph by Sydnee Bryant
Approximately 300 guests sampled delicious hors d’ouevres from a diverse group of restaurants, including RGE RD, Cibo Bistro, Tres Carnales, Culina Muttart, Bon Ton Bakery, Sailin’ On Food Truck and The Burg.
Guests were able to pick up samples from the various restaurants as they toured the kitchen space. Chefs were on hand to answer questions about the items they prepared especially for the event.
This year’s Best Restaurants list included 21 categories, including Best Overall and Best New. Five restaurants were chosen for the Best Overall category, and the other 20 categories featured three restaurants each.
Thanks to everyone who made the evening such a success, especially the team at NAIT and Ernest’s, and, of course, all of the fine local restaurants in Edmonton that make this list possible. Thanks for spoiling Edmontonians year-round. And a special round of applause to our judging panel: Tina Faiz, Omar Mouallem, Gail Hall and Mike Maione of NAIT, plus the Avenue editorial team. Your gluttony makes this list possible. Merci beaucoup!