More from Restaurants & Bars

Restaurants & Bars Quebec (inc. Montreal)

When is it "too much"?

maisonbistro | | Sep 4, 2008 11:39 AM

So, I have a new client in Old Montreal, and luckily for me, they are right up the street from Olives et Gourmando. So I stop in today to pick up some croissants and a brownie ($3.50). I was standing to the left of the cash when I ordered so I didn't really pay attention, but I just got home and took my precious cargo out of it's bag and, well, my jaw dropped, my heart when ba-boom and my brain said "wha?????????????????????" The brownie is minescule. Probably 4mm X 4 mm by 3mm (thickness).

Now don't get me wrong. I don't mind paying for quality, and I don't expect quality to be judged by quantity - but I am insulted by the price and the portion.

As you all know, I cook, and I would never ever, in a million years, consider selling that size brownie for that price. I can only imagine the profit they make on one pan of brownies, cut to that size, each selling for $3.50. Do they not make enough profit on the other baked goods that they have to gouge clients with their brownie prices?

It's good, but it's the last one I'll buy.

More posts from maisonbistro