Air Canada has released its annual long list of Canada’s Best New Restaurants. Sadly, Ottawa was all but left out, but there was a bright spot. Riviera, a fine-dining restaurant on Sparks Street, made the 30-restaurant long list. Riviera has been receiving raves since it opened last year. Earlier this year, The Globe and Mail called it “just one of the many signs of promise on the changing Sparks Street these days.” This shouldn’t come as a surprise. One of Riviera’s chefs, Matthew Carmichael, operates El Camino, which was named one of Canada’s best restaurants by Air Canada in 2014.
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