NORTH HATLEY, Quebec, Nov. 26, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Le Hatley, the gourmet restaurant at Manoir Hovey, has earned recognition on La Liste, a ratings organization based in Paris. La Liste's data-driven methodology confirms what guests at Le Hatley have long known: this little corner of Quebec's Eastern Townships punches above its weight.
Located in a town of just 750 residents, Le Hatley scored the same as Joël Robuchon Las Vegas, Ai Fiori, Café Boulud, Sushi Yasuda, and Fiola in North America.
It edged out Cafe Boulud, Joe Beef, Le Mousso, Scaramouche and KissaTant in Canada while topping Babbo, NoMad, Sushi Nakazawa, Addison, Menton, Campton Place, Blackbird, La Granouille, Commander's Palace, Kyo Ya, Carbone, and Atomix in the U.S. (Here is the full list of winners.)
This is a testament to the talent of chef de cuisine Alexandre Vachon and his "dream team." Vachon joined Manoir Hovey in 2018 from Maison Boulud at the Ritz-Carlton Montreal. Drawing on his French Canadian roots, he creates cuisine that is familiar, hearty, refined, and soulful all at once, paying homage both to his heritage and to the land and producers around him.
While his menu is a tantalizing ode to Quebec terroir, the honor is not his alone. Manoir Hovey, a member of Relais & Châteaux, is at the forefront of the movement that has been attracting top culinary talent to Canada's Eastern Townships.
The team now includes a constellation of Michelin-star experience. Among them are food and beverage manager Jean-Charles Brakhausen, who has worked with three-star chefs Alain Ducasse; Arnaud Lallement; and Yannick Alléno; and head sommelier Jerome Dubois, who has worked for 3-star chef Marc Veyrat.
"It's an honor to learn that Le Hatley has earned a spot among such other distinguished restaurants," said Manoir Hovey managing director Jason Stafford. "We're proud of chef Alexandre and his team, and delighted that people are recognizing the beautiful Quebec countryside as an exceptional culinary destination."
For the past five years, La Liste has fed ratings and reviews from more than 600 sources into a computer. Data and algorithms determine the best of the best—for context, the list is topped by heavyweights like Guy Savoy, Le Bernadin, and Alain Ducasse.
About Manoir Hovey
Located just 90 minutes from Montreal, Manoir Hovey is a five-star Relais & Châteaux property on the shores of Lake Massawippi. One of Canada's most charming and romantic inns, it has 36 beautifully appointed rooms and suites and year-round activities. Built in 1900, it marks its 120th anniversary in 2020. A new state-of-the-art kitchen was recently completed for its award-winning restaurant, Le Hatley, as part of a series of planned upgrades to the property. For reservations and information, visit www.manoirhovey.com.
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