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Lesley Chesterman's Top Restaurants of 2012

causeimhungry Dec 17, 2012 11:07 AM

Just read this article in the Montreal Gazette about Montreal's top fine dining restaurants by Lesley Chesterman.


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    JerkPork Dec 28, 2012 07:50 AM

    Chesterman's top dishes of 2012.


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    1. re: JerkPork
      lagatta Dec 28, 2012 12:52 PM

      A similar list from Musgrave:


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      JerkPork Dec 18, 2012 10:06 AM

      Here's Sarah's Musgrave Top picks for the year, on the casual side as that is what she covers.


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      1. re: JerkPork
        lagatta Dec 18, 2012 04:21 PM

        I think I may have posted Sarah Musgrave's list somewhere else here. Not that I want credit for it or any such nonsense, but because there may be some replies and opinions...

        Edited to add: Chesterman misspelled Bottega.

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          InterFoodie Dec 18, 2012 09:05 PM

          I don’t agree with the complete list either.

          One thing I don’t understand is that Ms. Chesterman has a radio show on CJAD where she receives chefs, also she is quite known for attending & judging events etc., isn’t a food critic supposed to be incognito as to not receive preferential treatment?

          1. re: InterFoodie
            lagatta Dec 19, 2012 03:28 AM

            She is often on Radio-Canada radio chat shows as well.

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              Maximilien Dec 19, 2012 04:11 AM

              We're in 2012 ... there is no such thing as anonymity.

              I agree with most of her list, at least the one I've been to.

            2. re: lagatta
              JerkPork Dec 19, 2012 05:56 AM

              Lagatta, did you maybe post it in the Media forum? Musgrave's compiled list was only released yesterday 12/18 unless of course she posted it earlier on a blog, FB, etc…These lists are just year end fillers for the paper as both Musgrave and Chesterman have reviewed all these places throughout the year and I'm sure most reviews were discussed on here at one point.

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                SnackHappy Dec 19, 2012 08:29 AM

                Musgrave's list was published and made available on the web site, last saturday.

                The 18 december date, could be because of a correction.

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            Gloriaa Dec 17, 2012 02:00 PM

            Can't say I agree with her....pastaga was my least favorite dining experience of the year. Can't wait for her list of the top dishes of the year...

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