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Lesley Chesterman's Top Restaurants of 2012

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

http://www.montrealgazette.com/life/f...

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  1. 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...

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

      http://www.montrealgazette.com/life/f...

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      1. re: JerkPork

        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.

        1. re: lagatta

          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

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

            1. re: InterFoodie

              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

              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.

              1. re: JerkPork

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

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