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Ayden Kitchen and Bar, Saskatoon » Canada's Top 50 Restaurants List

Ayden Kitchen and Bar, Saskatoon

AYDEN KITCHEN & BAR, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan

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Dale MacKay is the owner/chef of Ayden in Saskatoon, one of the country’s hottest new restaurants. (Julia Pelish/Vacay.ca)

Chef/owner: Dale MacKay (Executive Chef Nathan Guggenheimer)
Website: www.aydenkitchenandbar.com.
Cuisine: Contemporary French and Italian, Charcuterie
Telephone: 306-954-2590. 
2015 Rank: 17. 2014 Rank: 10
Price Range: $19-$26
You Must Order: Classic Ayden Butcher Burger ($25).
Need to Know … from Vacay.ca’s Jenn Smith Nelson: “Taking the best of locally sourced produce and meats, chef Dale MacKay artfully crafts exquisite dishes where taste and comfort delightfully collide. Meat lovers can rejoice in the very cool butcher block-inspired space and enjoy the best of the in-house-produced smoked meats featured in their charcuterie boards, sausage platters and main courses. To fully complement a meal, adding in a cocktail by incredible mixologist Christopher Cho is a must. My must orders would include the beet salad and sausage platter.”

Terroir Symposium Director Arlene Stein says:Excellently prepared food, modern and innovative, wonderfully designed room, outstanding service.”

Ontario Culinary Tourism Alliance Executive Director Rebecca LeHeup says: “Outstanding burger, great space and awesome cocktail program.”

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