In my “promotions” mailbox today was an email from Air Canada that was breathlessly titled: The list is out! The list it turns out was their annual top 10 best restaurants across Canada list.
The article is nicely art directed, well written and includes a video for the top 3 restaurants. I clicked and starting to watch thinking it would be some sort of Air Canada promo (how did I ever get to be so cynical) it didn’t take long before I realized that these were really well produced, interesting over views of 3 chef and how their passion and love for cooking, food, and sustainability helped them build an amazing restaurant. Often I should add in places most people don’t think of as culinary dinning out capitals.
These videos feel like mini documentaries showing the chefs visiting local farms and purveyors to give you not just a sense of the restaurant, but of the place/location it is in.
Kudos to Air Canada for doing such a great job in producing informative, beautifully done videos and creating a list of restaurants in places all across Canada from Galiano Island, British Columbia to St John New Brunswick.
Each video made me want to go visit, which is probably why Air Canada’s EnRoute magazine does a 10 best list every year. It’s a brilliant way of introducing new places to visit and to motivated to go by way of your stomach (oh and of course you can get there on Air Canada).
The videos are so well done that I think anyone interested in food, cooking, sustainability and restaurants will find them worth watching.
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