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NYC Hound Seeking Montreal Input - 400 Coups, CCeP, Lemeac, Toque, Raza, etc.

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NYC Hound Seeking Montreal Input - 400 Coups, CCeP, Lemeac, Toque, Raza, etc.

Cheeryvisage | Nov 21, 2012 09:02 PM

Hi everyone. I'm planning on visiting your great city for the very first time in 2.5 weeks with my boyfriend to celebrate our anniversary over a weekend (Friday to mid-afternoon Sunday). We're from New York City and have dined at many of our own great restaurants so we're fairly experienced eaters and open to all sorts of foods. Though, we do generally prefer lighter, clean-tasting fare over heavy, rich foods.

Here's our food itinerary. I appreciate any comments or suggestions you guys may have about our food lineup.

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Friday

Lunch at Les 400 Coups - Reserved. I understand they serve 2-course and 3-course prix fixe menus for lunch, though details of the actual dish offerings aren't on their website. Anyone has any insights about their lunch menu as well as dish recommendations?

Dinner at Le Club Chasse et Peche - Reserved. I know their menu changes from week to week, but what are some must-try dishes should they appear on the menu?

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Saturday

Brunch at Lemeac - Reserved. Dish recommendations? I feel that Lemeac may be redundant since we'll be going to L'Express the day after. I'm considering perhaps going to Lawrence instead. Will the wait for Lawrence be long? If so, do we need to go right when it opens? Any other restaurant recs for this time slot?

Dinner at Toque or Raza - Reserved at Toque. I honestly still haven't made up my mind yet. Should we keep the reservation at Toque or go to Raza instead?

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Sunday

Lunch at L'Express - Reserved. Dish recommendations? One dish that appeals to me already is the quail with wild rice. Any thoughts?

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Somehow in between all of these meals, we'll try to fit in bagels at Fairmount and St. Viateur, smoked meats at Schwartz's, and poutine at La Banquise. Anything else we overlooked?

Thanks in advance for your comments and suggestions!

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