For the inaugural award giving a shout out to restaurants further afield, this excellent South Shore haute cuisine eatery owned by Sylvie and Martin Ruiz Salvador takes it. A quick look at the seasonally changing entrees gives all the clues to their success: How do Lunenburg scallops, rabbit ravioli or lamb trio sound to you? We’re also impressed that the brunch menu starts with a list of morning cocktails, including pomegranate mimosas and Bailey’s iced coffee.
First Runner-up: Tempest, Wolfville
Second Runner-up: Rhubarb Grill & Cafe, Peggys Cove