As is tradition at Eater, we wind up the year with a survey of Montreal food writers. We've already covered Best Standbys. Now it's time for Best Newcomers.
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Q: What was the top newcomer of 2013
Lesley Chesterman, Gazette critic: I think it would be a tie between Impasto and Vin Papillon, though both are three star restaurants. No big bangs this year.
Jean-Philippe Tastet, Le Devoir critic: Impasto, Racines and Lili Co.
Marie-Claude Lortie, La Presse critic: Vin Papillon, the new veggie centric table opened by the team behind Joe Beef and Liverpool House. It was time someone put so much emphasis on vegetables. Love this new "Joe Veggies"!
Andrée Harvey, Voir critic: H4C.
Gildas Meneu, Voir critic: Racines. Une merveilleuse cuisine parfaitement ficelée. J'y retournerais tous les soirs!
Gemma Horowitz, CultMTL critic: Orange Rouge may not fully have its bearings yet, but it opens up exciting possibilities for Chinatown and for the future of "fusion."
Joanna Fox, co-author of Chuck's Day Off and former critic/writer for Montreal Mirror and CultMTL: Vin Papillion. Vanya's enthusiasm for food and wine is infectious.
Ian Harrison, Eater editor: Impasto, Vin Papillon and La Famille are front of mind.
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