This Montreal restaurant was named one of the best openings in the world

Still a world leader in gastronomy, Montreal adds a new distinction to its already impressive collection. A brand new restaurant, Uncle Lee, has just been selected as one of the the best global openings in 2024 in the prestigious World's 50 best ranking.

The World's Top 50 has revealed its list of the most sensational restaurant openings for 2024, and only one Canadian spot has been chosen — Uncle Lee's — which is set to open its doors. In the Mile End district of Montreal. Among only eight selected establishments worldwide, Uncle Lee confirms that this opening is a Montreal culinary event not to be missed.

Uncle Lee will officiate Anderson Lee, A 25-year-old chef takes his first solo steps. According to the top 50 ranking, Lee has cut his teeth around the world, with significant recent experience Odette in Singapore, Quintonil in Mexico City and Claire Smith in London Core. Today, he's turning his dream into a reality by opening Uncle Lee, a trendy late-night Chinese restaurant that pays homage to his origins.

In the menu Uncle Lee promises to delight the taste buds with dishes such as beef tartare with black beans, soy marinated hard-boiled eggs, scallops with XO sauce and crispy seafood chow mein. But the highlight, recommended by the World's 50 Best, is the five-spice duck platter, a taste adventure not to be missed.

Uncle Lee will open its doors in mid-January at 222 Laurier West, inviting Montreal foodies to discover this new culinary gem that promises a unique fusion of flavors and experiences.

The best overall ranking places in 2024

If you want to know which other gastronomic addresses have made their mark this year, here are the 8 hottest discoveries around the world in 2024 according to the top 50:

  1. Pascual – Washington, DC, United States
  2. sorrel — Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  3. Bright – Singapore, Singapore
  4. Crudo Izakaya Latino — San Jose, Costa Rica
  5. Uncle Lee — Montreal, Canada
  6. Minor – Paris, France
  7. Endo Kazutoshi at Raffles London at OWO — London, England
  8. Madounia, Ibiza — Spain

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