Pear Tree takes honours

Burnaby chef Scott Jaeger has been name top chef in Metro Vancouver by industry insiders in the Georgia Straight's 17th annual Golden Plate Awards.

The weekly newspaper surveyed more than 100 local restaurateurs, chefs and managers for the "industry insider's picks," which included Jaeger as best chef and his The Pear Tree Restaurant at 4120 E. Hastings St., for most underrated eatery.

In the readers' choice categories, The Pear Tree was also chosen as best Burnaby restaurant. Balkan House Restaurant, 7530 Edmonds St. in Burnaby, received a second-place showing under best Eastern European/Russian restaurant.

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