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#16 taion

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Posted 14 September 2017 - 02:12 PM

You'd still be more lively than half the other diners there, if my lunch was any guide.


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#17 Adrian

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Posted 14 September 2017 - 02:52 PM

Yes, thank you. Though I might try to squeeze in an extra lunch and do Légende par La Tanière for dinner. Or maybe go before my flight out tomorrow.
 
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You will prefer pied bleu. I would also do it as dinner. It's the restaurant in qc (other than maybe l'affair ketchup) that fits with pdc, joe beef, etc. the best. More interesting at least than the other opinions you e done.

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


#18 taion

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Posted 14 September 2017 - 03:11 PM

Sweeeeeet. I was so confused to only see, like, good-enough haute French and NBC-ish as the only options.


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#19 Adrian

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Posted 14 September 2017 - 03:13 PM

Yeah. Pb is a quebecoise version of lyonnaise bouchon cooking. L'affair ketchup is a good alternative if you can't. Both are in the "hipster" neighborhood which is very different from where you seem to have been hanging out.

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Posted 14 September 2017 - 03:30 PM

Tried to do L'Affaire Est Ketchup on Sunday night they were full and went to Korrigane instead. I'm by the convention center so it's a bit farther away, and not really viable if heading out for lunch.

 

I should have done more research and went to Initiale for dinner rather than Saint-Amour. Ugh.


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#21 taion

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Posted 15 September 2017 - 03:31 AM

Adrian, I definitely owe you for that. Le Pied Bleu was exactly as you described. Just amazing – most enjoyable meal all trip by a long shot.

 

I mean, I can barely move, but... wow, that was good.


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#22 Adrian

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Posted 15 September 2017 - 11:35 AM

Glad you enjoyed. I'm not wrong about these things.

I have no idea how you do that place solo.

It's the QC place that would be part of the hype machine if it was in Montreal.

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#23 Rail Paul

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Posted 15 September 2017 - 02:09 PM

Lot of good info in this thread, thanks for sharing


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#24 taion

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Posted 15 September 2017 - 04:02 PM

I went with a co-worker. The server at Le Pied Bleu recommended Le Continental for lots of old-school table-side service. No time to check it out, though.
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#25 taion

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Posted 17 September 2017 - 06:27 PM

Le Pied Bleu

 

The tasting menu is ridiculous.

 

3 salads to start, then 3 starters in sequence, then a shot of calvados, then 3 mains in sequence, then all-you-can-eat cheese and dessert (as if we could eat any more at that point...). And with cheese/dessert, they bring out 7 bottles of Quebec-made liquor, and tell you to serve yourself shots at 5 CAD a pour. All this for 50 CAD, somehow.

 

The salads were beet, lentil, and something like cabbage plus pig ear or something. Pretty serious start.

 

Then sausage cooked in wine; then chicken liver with a chicken quenelle; then tripe in a lovely, tangy sauce with onions.

 

Mains were a pot of offal – duck hearts, rabbit kidneys, and... I forget if it was duck or rabbit testicles; a substantial pike quenelle in a rich Nantua sauce; then boudin noir.

 

Washed down with some fun Beaujolais and a Rhone blend.

 

Everything was rich. It was a phenomenal, delicious experience – the best meal I had in QC by far.


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#26 Sneakeater

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Posted 17 September 2017 - 07:51 PM

I can't find the Famous MFF Link, but if it were duck testicles they'd be ENORMOUS.
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#27 taion

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Posted 17 September 2017 - 07:58 PM

No, you're thinking duck penises.
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#28 Sneakeater

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Posted 17 September 2017 - 08:18 PM

I'm assuming they're proportional.
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