Toronto restaurant Alo is included on a prestigious list of top restaurants in the world.
The World’s 50 Best Restaurants voting academy hasn’t revealed its top 50 picks yet, but it released the first part of its exclusive list: the restaurants placing 100-50 on the list. Alo, a contemporary French restaurant and cocktail bar, is number 94.
Alo serves blind, multi-course tasting menus, and has two distinctive dining experiences called the Dining Room and the Kitchen Counter.
The list calls the restaurant “an unabashed champion of fine dining, combining classical technique, global ingredients and a chic dining room with views of the city.”
Head chef Patrick Kriss trained under Daniel Boulud and the Troisgros family.
In 2017, Alo overtook the Montreal restaurant Toqué on the list of Canada’s 100 Best Restaurants by Canadas100best.com to nab the top slot, and went on to score it again in 2018.
The last Canadian restaurant to make it to the top 100 of the World’s 50 Best Restaurants list was Joe Beef, in Montreal, which landed at number 81 in 2015.
Alo can be found at 163 Spadina Ave. atop a heritage building.
Source: The Star