montreal the gourmand wayPosted: September 9, 2010
I have to say, in Montreal I ate pretty well, all thanks to yelp.com, and the “36 Hours in Montreal” article from the NY Times.
(1) The Best Rotisserie Chicken ever: Rotisserie Ramado? It was 6.99 for 1/2 a chicken and an enormous amount of salt and pepper fries. Also may I add, really awesome rice and salad. Damn. We didn’t even eat the dinner roll.
(2) St. Viateur Bagels: the bagels of Montreal’s were smaller, sweeter, and the dough was way more chewy and delicious. We got sesame bagels straight out of the oven, and we were totally impressed.
(3) Brasserie T!, We went in for a late lunch, and Magali had the chicken liver mousse and I ordered the duck rillettes (similar to pate). So French, so good. Also, the restaurant design was really great.
(4) Au Pied Du Cochon, famous for their big feet I think, but I ordered the “Happy Porkchop” which might have been the biggest piece of meat I have eaten in the past 6 months. Of course, the only veggie on the plate was sauteed mushrooms and onions in the sauce.
(5) Poutine. Where I ate it doesn’t really matter, but it was at the Club Sandwich in the Gay Village. Woo-hoo. Magali really didn’t like it, I thought it was okay but I don’t really know what the deal is. Apparently, Poutine is a Quebec favorite/regional specialty. It is made of french fries, gravy, and cheese curds. Doesn’t the picture just say it all?
(6) we went to the marche jean talon on Saturday before we left and got pain au chocolat. Check out this zucchini.