It is a Quebec venue, Battuto, which was crowned Restaurant of the Year at the end of a festive gala hosted by Christian Bégin at Windsor station on Monday evening for the presentation of the Lauriers de la gastronomie Québécoise awards. .
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The entire restaurant gathered in the bright Salle des Pas perdus of Windsor Station for this fourth edition of the event founded by Christine Plante. The gala, also hosted by Christian Bégin, awarded the winners of the 16 categories.
Battuto won the prestigious Restaurant of the Year award. The Quebec restaurant has been a finalist in every Lauriers edition and it was finally his turn to win the trophy. It will undoubtedly be even more difficult to find a seat in the tiny Italian-inspired restaurant, but the terrace is without reservation, it is said.
Simon Mathys, who opened the Mastard Restaurant in the midst of a pandemic in 2020, won the brakes and the jury, chaired this year by Marc-André Jetté, with its refined locavore cuisine. The new chef of the year, visibly in shock but also very happy, had nothing but praise to say to his highly talented team, without which none of this would have been possible.
The race in the Revelation of the Year category was high for this edition, with the presence of Montreal restaurants Knuckles, La Franquette, Salle Climatisée and chef Emmy Plante (participant in the leaders!). In the end, it was chef and farmer Dominic Labelle who stood out with his Parcelles country table design.
Award-winning established artisans
Here is another duo who have been a finalist in all editions of the Lauriers without ever winning the Baker of the Year award: Seth Gabrielse and Julien Roy have rightfully been honored for their work at the Autumn Bakery. “We felt it was our turn! We are particularly happy for our team, which really stood out this year, “observes Julien Roy.
The magnificent creations of the confectioner and chocolatier Chloé Migneault-Lecavalier by Lecavalier Petrone, a finalist company also in the Artisa category, are well. Not. I’m of the year. “I’m so happy, it touches me a lot,” said the pastry chef of the year, whose business exploded during the pandemic.
It is also another chocolatier, Chloé Gervais-Fredette who stood out in this category with her company Les Chocolats de Chloé, where she had already been a finalist in 2019. A very nice recognition for the one who has been rolling her belly for a long time. time: he opened his small shop in Duluth in 2003. “I never had any idea of the size! For me the important thing is my small team, to maintain quality and human relationships! ”
As for the producers of the year, Porc de Beaurivage, finalist for the second time in this category, obtained top marks.
Also a finalist last year, Claudia Doyon, of the Distillerie de la Chauderie in Granby, finally got her hands on the award for Mixologist or Bartender of the Year. “This wave of love shows me that we are on the right track in Quebec. All these chefs who have worked on the boreal have laid the structures, we are raising the walls! ”
Pier-Alexis Soulière, crowned Best Sommelier of the Americas in 2018 and sommelier at Le Clan, restaurant of chef Stéphane Modat, won the title of Sommelier of the year. In the Beverage Producer of the Year category, the renowned Menaud distillery in Clermont won the coveted award.
Pierre Julien, from the Graziella restaurant, won the Best Service Award. And it was L’Express restaurant, founded in 1980, that received the Tribute Prize. “We are theater people, it all started with a script. Yes, it is a European bistro, but we have always been deeply Montrealese ”, summed up one of the founders, Pierre Villeneuve.
Quebec on your plate
Harvesting wild produce is more popular than ever in Quebec and is no doubt thanks to the immense contribution of the Gourmet Sauvage company in Mont Blanc. The latter won the Gastronomic Tourism Award, which Ariane Paré-Le Gal dedicated to her father, Gérard Le Gal, who founded the company 30 years ago and pioneered the wild food industry.
Caribou received the Culinary Culture Outreach Award. The media have been able to do well since the launch of the first issue in October 2014. “We have been very well received by the industry, which was the first to believe in Caribou “, Reacted Geneviève Vézina-Montplaisir, one of the co-founders.
Founded by Adelle Tarzibachi in 2017 to offer a job opportunity to newly arrived Syrian women, Les Filles Fattoush won the Business of the Year award.
Cuisine, Cinéma & Confidences, a hybrid event that takes place in Charlevoix every autumn, was named Event of the Year.
Should the Public Laurel be renamed “Laurier de Ricardo”? Yes, the popular chef has once again won this award, an undisputed reign since the first edition of the Lauriers, in 2018.