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2006 Canadian Culinary Championships don't mean a thing

zekesgallery Feb 6, 2007 06:20 AM


I just saw the press release naming Makoto Ono of Gluttons Restaurant in Winnipeg as the "Best Chef in Canada." Not to take anything away from him, but the competition was between seven 'regional' finalists.

All fine and dandy until you look at what they consider regions; Halifax, Ottawa, Toronto, Winnipeg, Edmonton, Calgary, and Vancouver.

Do you notice someplace missing?

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  1. ScoobySnacks20 RE: zekesgallery Feb 6, 2007 07:15 AM

    It's a best of the rest competition ;-)

    1. rillettes RE: zekesgallery Feb 6, 2007 11:08 AM

      Were I you, I would send a strongly worded letter. Yes, I would.
      How dare a finalist (a finalist!) not come from, as you intimate, Quebec City. It was Quebec City that's missing, right?

      1. zekesgallery RE: zekesgallery Feb 12, 2007 01:24 PM


        Or Montreal, or Alymer, Gatineau, Sherbrooke, Rimouski. Any city in Quebec would have been acceptable.

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          Enkerli RE: zekesgallery Feb 12, 2007 02:44 PM

          People have been saying that Victoria has the best food scene in Canada. Surprising Vancouver got better-rated than Victoria.
          And, of course, it's funny that they should have both Edmonton and Calgary, both Ottawa and Toronto, but neither Quebec City nor Montreal.

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            rs91 RE: zekesgallery Feb 19, 2007 11:31 AM

            It's retarded that there wasn't anyone from Montreal. We have such great chefs here.

            1. blork RE: zekesgallery Feb 22, 2007 09:25 AM

              Maybe the chefs from Quebec didn't even enter the competition because, well, that's a <i>Canadian</i> thing, and over here we're Quebeckers. ;-)

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                Venusia RE: blork Feb 22, 2007 10:19 AM

                I appears there was no local event org. in Montreal. Were they limited to 7 cities, or did no one from Montreal form a committee, who knows.

              2. ScoobySnacks20 RE: zekesgallery Feb 23, 2007 02:27 AM

                Of course there was nothing organized here,the organizers were way too scared that 'dem damn frogs would take all the top spots (as usual) and make the rest of the country look bad. ;oD

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