Four Montreal Restaurants Competing to Make Enroute’s List of Canada’s 10 Best New Restaurants
Every year, Air Canada goes on a one month-long food crawl in Canada to find the top new restaurants from place to place. This is done by booking a table in recommended restaurants to check out the quality of food and service. The reviewed restaurants this year were suggested by industry experts. All the restaurants reviewed were launched between late spring 2017 and early June 2018. From these reviews they narrowed down a list of top 30 restaurants in Canada, from which a final list of the top ten would emerge. Four restaurants from Montrealmade it to this top 30.
Hopkins isan urban restaurant for fine dining, located in Monkland village. The neighborhoodcombines a family-friendly suburban atmosphere with the variety and energy of downtown Montreal. Founded by NicolinaServello and executive chef Liam Hopkins, they serve traditional French cuisine with a modern day twist. Chef Carter Bourassa is the Sous Chef.
They serve Brunch: Oatmeal, French toast pudding, mctartare, homemade smoked salmon, breakfast sandwich, fried chicken, lunch of traditional ounfs, buttermilk pancakes, cassoulet, cinnamon bun.
Breakfast:Charcuterie, tasting, seasonal salad, smoked duck salad, salad blt, smoked mackerel toast, mctartare, duck burger, fried chicken of jon, fish of the day, half-cooked halibut, pan-fried oyster mushrooms, roasted vegetable garden , Cornish chicken. Dinner: Tasting menu, grilled vegetable garden, venison carpaccio, crème brûlée marrow, tuna tartare, pan-fried red snapper, bouillabaisse, duck ravioli, braised boar flank, steak, duck for two.
The restaurant is located along Notre-Dame St. giving the neighborhood a more upscale look. This new venture for is owned by Ryan Gray and Emma Cardarelli. Managed by Ellen Eamon, with the kitchen headed by Janice Tiefenbach.
Elena has a broad, flawlessly curated natural wine list, targeted to satisfy both the beginner and expert wine drinker. The staff is also very helpful, willing to offer explanations about wince choices when needed. Overall, the restaurant has great wine, very helpful staff and a beautiful ambience.
Located at 1498 Rue Bélanger, Montréal, QC H2G 1A7, Canada. The restaurant is closed Sundays and Mondays and are open for the rest of the week. They have a very well runkitchen byChef Jeremy Daniel who serves fresh and amazing dishes with beautiful food presentations. The décor is very bright and simple.
The restaurant has a charming and friendly service, as well as amodel wine list made up of sold at exceptionally fair prices. About the Chef, AirCanada had this to say “Low-key here, he’s turning out local, sustainable and highly original dishes: an unapologetically tart gravlax of trout with rhubarb, homegrown sorrel and confit ginger, and a rustic orecchiette dish topped with sautéed fiddleheads and a meaty lobster bisque.”
This is the perfect little neighborhood bar characterized by lots of natural wine by the glass and bottle, absolutely good and affordable food, lush and cozy hospitality and tremendous service. The restaurant has a no reservation policy and operates on a first come first served bases, but according to Air Canada critics, “You won’t mind the no-reservations wait project from the Vin Papillon team: Servers stop by with words of encouragement and magnum pours of pet nat, making you feel like the centre of the party.”