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#1306 Abbylovi

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Posted 28 June 2017 - 10:14 AM

I don't know if you have a sweet tooth but if you do, the Kouign Amann is well worth your time at the Mont Royal ave bakery.
It is better to have beans and bacon in peace than cakes and ale in fear.

#1307 prasantrin

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Posted 28 June 2017 - 10:46 AM

Agreed! Buttery caramelized deliciousness! The cheese croissants are pretty good, too, and my friend to whom I introduced the bakery really likes their coffee. He ended up there three times during his short trip to Montreal. (Next time I'm going to try their croque monsieur. It looked pretty good)

#1308 AaronS

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Posted 28 June 2017 - 12:27 PM

The more I think about it, the more I think that CCEP is a perfect restaurant.
 
By "perfect", I don't mean "the best  possible" or anything like that.
 
What I mean is, it substantiates its proffer about as well as could be done.
 
And since its proffer is something that is particularly attractive to me, that's very important (to me).

this is what I thought you'd say.

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Posted 28 June 2017 - 01:25 PM

I don't know if you have a sweet tooth but if you do, the Kouign Amann is well worth your time at the Mont Royal ave bakery.

 

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#1310 Orik

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Posted 14 September 2017 - 01:47 PM

The KA from Patrice is probably the best example of the cupcake sized variety that I've had. 

 

Ten dishes for two at JB means you take some duck leftovers home.  

 

LVP still going strong, and Nora Gray. 

 

APDC not even a shadow of former self despite a couple of good dishes. 

 

Montreal is where you get apologies over the Gaspe-caught bluefin* appetizer, consisting of four slices of sashimi, toro tataki, and tartare (more like toronegi) being $25. Moleskine serves some very good food but the decor is terrible even for Braen, and like much of the city on a Tuesday night,  it seems ready to become a Dollarama. Pullman too. Overall there seems to be a disconnect between how many places are required to satisfy the demand for natural wine in Montreal (one, seemingly) and how many of them have opened.

 

But also many natural wines on the ever improving list at Lemeac.

 

 

* since when is this a thing?


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#1311 Adrian

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Posted 14 September 2017 - 02:54 PM

Ccp check in?

I think you need to interpret what I'm saying in a reasonable way.


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Posted 14 September 2017 - 03:12 PM

A bit late...but...

 

Lovely meals at Lemeac. That liver is unbelievably good. Scallops. Everything savory was very good. Wonderful Lemon Tart. Pras, the Baba was very disappointing. 

 

Poor lunch at L'Express. Poor service. Very fishy octopus and lentil salad. Sad, cold, flavorless Baba.

 

Uneven meal at Le Queue de Cheval Steakhouse. Excellent service. I had a very good veal chop. A bite of an excellent whole fish (blanking on the name). The rest of the dishes were 'okay'. One steak dreadfully overcooked. A very long wait for the replacement.

 

Wish more of the places I wanted to try hadn't been on summer break. I hope to return in the Spring (minus the basketball team  :P  :cool: ).



#1313 Orik

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Posted 14 September 2017 - 03:28 PM

Ccp check in?

 

The risotto continues its trend toward no rice at all. Extra hilarious room on a Friday. Nothing new to report.


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Posted 15 September 2017 - 04:12 PM

The KA from Patrice is probably the best example of the cupcake sized variety that I've had. 
 
Ten dishes for two at JB means you take some duck leftovers home.  
 
LVP still going strong, and Nora Gray. 
 
APDC not even a shadow of former self despite a couple of good dishes. 
 
Montreal is where you get apologies over the Gaspe-caught bluefin* appetizer, consisting of four slices of sashimi, toro tataki, and tartare (more like toronegi) being $25. Moleskine serves some very good food but the decor is terrible even for Braen, and like much of the city on a Tuesday night,  it seems ready to become a Dollarama. Pullman too. Overall there seems to be a disconnect between how many places are required to satisfy the demand for natural wine in Montreal (one, seemingly) and how many of them have opened.
 
But also many natural wines on the ever improving list at Lemeac.
 
 
* since when is this a thing?


Laprise and Crete had gone out and caught one a few years back. They sold some at their restaurants and supplied some friends. Others have done it since and you see it popup once or twice a year.

#1315 mongo_jones

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Posted 15 September 2017 - 04:33 PM

https://sherbrooktim...-the-gaspe/1070


my annoying opinions: whisky, food and occasional cultural commentary

 

current restaurant review: st. john (london)

 

current whisky review: balvenie 14, 2002, "peat week"

 

current recipe: mixed vegetable torkari

 

 

facts are meaningless. you could use facts to prove anything that's even remotely true!
~homer simpson