Restaurant of the Year: Lili Co.
Charming, offal-loving Lili Co. took a risk when it moved to new digs in Montreal's Mile End neighbourhood early in 2015, but couple Catherine Draws and David Pellizzari have shifted their restaurant to a higher gear at its new address.
Chef of the Year: Fuad Alnirabie
Mere months after it was tragically razed by fire, Syrian chef Fuad Alnirabie's reborn Damas has re-emerged as one of Montreal's best restaurants.
So Hot Right Now: Le Mousso
Just over a month in, and Antonin Mousseau-Rivard's creative tasting menu restaurant has all the buzz–and, refreshingly, not just because the chef comes from a family of famous Québécois artists.
Bartender of the Year: Drahos Chytry
When members of Montreal's tight-knit bartender and cocktail community were asked to nominate an MVP for 2015, Drahos Chytry of Mile End's Bishop & Bagg pub triumphed in a landslide.
Best New Restaurant Outside of Montreal: La Table des Gourmets
Few doubted Pascale and Thierry Rouyé when they decamped to Val-David to start fresh, but the dedicated wife-and-husband duo behind the bygone La Porte have surpassed expectations with sophisticated country restaurant La Table des Gourmets.
Stone Cold Stunner: Jatoba
Kelly Ripa hyped this downtown Montreal looker on her show, and why not: Jatoba's designer, Amlyne Philipps (La Chambre Design), has managed to make everyone forget about the 18-and-over supper club's tacky predecessor.