Gold Winner Craig Flinn, Chives Canadian Bistro
Silver Winner Dennis Johnston, Fid Resto
Bronze Winner Mark Gray, Brooklyn Warehouse
In December, Chives Canadian Bistro celebrated its 10th anniversary, and its 250,000th customer. By either measure, the restaurant has been a huge success, also recognized by Coast readers who have regularly anointed the eatery with laurels, three this year—including Best Fine Dining and Best Use of Local Ingredients—not to mention running-up in the categories of Best Restaurant and Best Wine list. Much of the credit for the restaurant can be taken by Flinn, who along with being a star in the Halifax food firmament, is also known nationally for his cookbooks.