Photography by Kevan Morin Photo (Right): Mike Maione, CCC
Foodies came together March 2 to raise a glass to the city’s best restaurants.
More than 300 people came to Ernest’s at NAIT for Avenue Edmonton‘s Best Restaurants issue celebration, which recognized the creme de la creme of Edmonton eateries.
“It is phenomenal for [the restaurants] to come in here and display what they do best – which is cooking because they love it,” said Mike Maione, CCC, a culinary arts instructor at NAIT and one of the judges for the Best Restaurants issue.
Maione said that, even over the past five to seven years, the food scene in Edmonton has exploded thanks to ambitious chefs and owners.
“With these individuals, they have brought the level of dining to a maximum level,” he said. 1. Deb Ricketts and Lynn McPherson 2. John Acevedo and Joshua Acevedo 3.Alyssa Bisson and Kurtis Poirier 4. Megan Fleming and Krista Fleming 5. Mei Tom and Sandy Mah 6. Carine Cutts and Carmen Gunthorpe 7. Carla Alexander and Zana Murray 8.Blair Lebsack and Caitlin Fulton of RGE RD 9. Leanne Telford and Tracy Telford 10. Corey Toews, Yolanda Lew and Aaron Churchill