As is tradition at Eater, we close the year with a survey of food critics, writers, and bloggers. This year we posed eight questions, from meal of the year, to top restaurant newcomers. All will be answered by the time we turn off the lights at the end of 2015. Responses have been cut, pasted, and unedited, for the most part. Readers, please do add your survey answers in the comments.
Q: What was your single best meal in 2015?
Lesley Chesterman, Montreal Gazette:
The tasting menu with wine pairings at Le Mousso. Not quite perfection, but close.
Marie-Claude Lortie, La Presse:
I want to say a Cobb salad with a Dr Pepper at Mandy's! Or a plate of salade cuite and cumin carrots at Sumac. But seriously, I think my meal at Accords with my husband, in the courtyard, was just the most perfect one. Or was it Bouillon Bilk on my birthday? Can't decide.
Jean-Philippe Tastet, Le Devoir:
Iris Paradis-Gagnon, La Presse:
At Provisions, I just cannot stop thinking about this dish that was simple, but really so full of flavours and texture: Mousse de foie de volaille sur un craquelin "lavash" (fait maison!), surmonté d’une purée de pommes, salade de pommes en juliennes et crumble de noix, avec une mayo maison. Trop bon!
Joanna Fox, Ricardo magazine, Eater Montreal contributor:
Élise Tastet, Tastet blog:
Nora Gray. There is something about that place I just love. It's more than the food; it's the food, the ambiance, the wines, the service, the décor. Hmm, so good.
Mélanie Boudreau, La Pique-Assiette blog:
Le flétan de Jason Morris, chef du Fantôme. Le poisson est servi avec des micro patates, une tombée de poireaux et une onctueuse sauce au champagne, huître et poireau brûlé; Wow!