Island restaurant makes Canada’s 100 Best Restaurants listing—moving up to take the 62nd place for 2019

The Inn at Bay Fortune’s FireWorks is the only Island restaurant to make it onto Canada’s 100 Best Restaurants list this year.

Canada’s 100 Best Restaurants announced last month the 2019 ranking of Canada’s best restaurants as voted by 98 food critics, leading chefs, top-notch restaurateurs, elite diners, and food fanatics from across the country.

FireWorks co-owner and executive chef Michael Smith was happy to pass this recognition on.

“This award belongs to all the incredible farmers, fisherfolk and culinary artisans of Prince Edward Island,” Smith told Salty. “We wouldn’t be the amazing culinary destination we are without them.”

The restaurant sits at number 62 on the list, moving up 20 spots from their position on last year’s list.

Canada’s 100 Best Restaurants editor-in-chief Jacob Richler said he can’t wait to experience FireWorks and the Inn at Bay Fortune.

“I was delighted to see FireWorks make the list again this year, especially after winning our Farm to Table award last year,” he said. “Sadly I’ve not yet been to FireWorks but am planning to get there in September.”

“I’ve followed Michael’s career for a long time. Believe it or not, since dining at Maple, in Halifax, when he was at the helm there.”

Setting a new record, Toronto’s Alo was named the best restaurant in Canada for the third year in a row.

Alo’s chef and owner, Patrick Kriss–who also owns two other restaurants on this year’s list, Aloette (35) and Alobar (65), also took home the title of Canada’s Most Outstanding Chef.

About Rod Weatherbie

Rod Weatherbie is a writer working in the hospitality industry. He spent a number of years in Toronto as a member of the financial press before returning to PEI. Rod has published one piece of short fiction, one book of poetry, and has had work published in Red Shift, the Antigonish Review, Mitre, and the Toronto Quarterly. He has also recently co-produced, co-directed, and acted in a stage production of old television shows.

He also likes writing about food. Go figure.

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