We went to brunch at La Raclette this morning and I was impressed enough that I wanted to bring it to the attention of Montreal Chowhounds. We chose the restaurant as, whilst walking around the Plateau, we had noticed their sign which offered a BYO mimosa offer for brunch - bring along a bottle of sparkling wine to brunch and they would supply a carafe of fresh squeezed orange juice. I think this must be one of the only brunch places to offer a BYO option, and since we were in the mood for some festive cheer, we made a booking.
This was my first time at the restaurant, and the room is lovely, quality settings on the table, and service is friendly. Prices are a little higher than your average brunch place, however, taking into account the size and quality of the meals, they are very reasonable (meals $14-$19).
Coffee or tea are included in the prices, and the meal started with a little taster of marble cake with orange syrup, and concluded with a clementine each. Between the three of us we had
the Full English breakfast, with an added side of Blood Pudding and Caramelised Apples
Omelette of the day - bacon, asparagus, brie and mushrooms
Pancakes with ricotta, blueberry compote, praline ice cream and bacon.
The meals were fantastic, excellent quality ingredients and nice, different touches (although the feve au dinde were a bit too different from the norm for my friends, I liked them as they were quite light and savoury, especially with the added rosemary). The blood sausage was fantastic, one of my favourite versions in Montreal to date.
Also on the menu was a breakfast fondue, which I will probably try next time!
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