The Top 10 list, which appears each November in the Air Canada inflight magazine’s yearly food issue, is considered the most prestigious popular restaurant list in the country. Food writer Sarah Musgrave, armed with recommendations from a panel of influential foodie types in each major Canadian city, traveled coast-to-coast eating her heart out in order to compile and narrow down this list of the country’s best new restaurants. Like last year’s Top 10, Montreal has a few prestigious places on the list…
Pastaga is the new Little Italy restaurant by Martin Juneau of La Montée de lait fame. Juneau’s new place, with beautiful hewn-wood tables and a big red-tiled kitchen, features new-style Terroir on cute small plates, at reasonable prices.
Nora Gray is a small, chic Italian eatery in Saint-Henri. The kitchen and front-of-house are run and owned by alumni of Liverpool House, the little-version of Montreal’s most lauded resto, Joe Beef; the food at Nora Gray is refined and well-executed by chef Emma Cardarelli.
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