Welcome to day two of the 8th annual Eater Awards, honouring the most talented restaurant and bar industry gurus in cities across the world. Here’s how the Eater Awards work: All 24 Eater cities and the national site will award prizes in multiple categories, including but not limited to Restaurant of the Year, Chef of the Year, and Design of the Year. In each category, editors will choose an editor’s choice winner and readers will vote for a reader’s choice winner — all to be announced on December 5, 2017. Editor’s choice winners will receive an illustrious tomato can trophy, as is the tradition around here. This year Eater will further the fanfare, running a splashy feature about every editor’s choice winner throughout the course of the coming year.
Now, without any further ado, it’s time to vote for the reader’s choice winner in the Chef of the Year category. Nominations considered any chef at a new restaurant that opened from 1 October 2016 until 30 September 2017, inclusive. Polls will be open for 24 hours and will be strictly policed for funny business. Cast your vote for one of the following chefs:
- Mehdi Brunet Benkritly, the ex-Au Pied de Cochon chef who returned from New York to open his own soigné neighbourhood spot in Mile Ex, Marconi
- Hakim Chajar, who has been making a name for himself with both French and North African influences, and this year opened his own restaurant in Pointe-St-Charles, Miel
- Jérémy Daniel-Six, the former Ma’tine co-owner who is using precise French techniques to get playful with wide-ranging ingredients at Petite-Patrie’s Bistro Rosie
- Liam Hopkins, taking bistro fare and elevating it at his new NDG restaurant Hopkins
- Marcel Larrea, and his expertly-crafted Nikkei cuisine (a Japanese-Peruvian fusion) at Tiradito, near Place des Arts
Who is Montreal’s Chef of the Year?
This poll is closed
Mehdi Brunet Benkritly