Exchange District's Clementine Café nominated for enRoute list of Canada's best new restaurants

Exchange District brunch spot Clementine Café has been nominated for enRoute magazine's annual list of Canada's best new restaurants.

Only Winnipeg resto to crack magazine's top 10 was Enoteca in 2015; Máquè made long list in 2016

The fried chicken toast at Clementine, which has been nominated for enRoute magazine's 2017 list of Canada's best new restaurants. (Dan Clapson)

Exchange District brunch spot Clementine Café has been nominated for enRoute magazine's annual list of Canada's best new restaurants.

Clementine, which opened on Princess Street in 2016, is the only Winnipeg restaurant among 30 on a long list for the 2017 edition of the magazine's annual compilation, its publisher announced in a press release. The final list of 10 new restaurants will be unveiled in October. 

Among the 30 restaurants that made this year's long list, Clementine is the only Winnipeg establishment. (Teghan Beaudette/CBC)
The only Winnipeg restaurant to crack the top 10 list was Corydon Avenue small-plates restaurant Enoteca, which enRoute ranked No. 9 among new Canadian restaurants in 2015.

Last year, Stafford Street small-plates eatery Máquè made the long list but not the final cut.

This year, seven Toronto restaurants, five Montreal establishments and four each in Edmonton and Vancouver are on the long list. Two Calgary restaurants are nominated, as are one each in Halifax, Quebec City, Ottawa, London, Ont., Winnipeg, the Calgary bedroom community of Airdrie, Alta., Vancouver-area resort town Squamish, B.C. and the Cowichan Valley hamlet of Malahat, B.C. 
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