In the last year I have dined at Le Club Chasse Et Peche, Joe Beef, Au Pied de Cochon, Les Trois Petits Bouchons, and L’Epxress.
Call me unlucky, hard to please, or both, but with the exception of Au Pied de Cochon, I have been totally underwhelmed by the others – each highly regarded on this board and others. Chasse Et Peche was merely disappointing, Joe Beef, which I have been to numerous times, is to my mind wholly undeserving of the reputation it has mysteriously accrued. L’Express was simply dreadful. Zevetching aside, I’m hosting a dinner at the end of the month, which for personal and sentimental reasons needs to be first class. Old Montreal would be lovely. Outdoors would be grand. Traditional would be preferable to 11 courses of gourmet foam… but I’m open to innovative as long as it’s not an end in itself. Price is no object.
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