Montreal must have over a hundred Indian restaurants by now. Problem is consistency. Finding a place that has curry "to your taste" is not easy. When you do, if the chef changes everything does. So when Ben sold out at the Maison Curry on Mackay Street (ex of Bishop St) we were lost. The curry there was all about complex flavours and textures, not blender-creamed, almost dessert-sweet dishes of the type we ate last night at Bienvenue a l'inde (Welcome to India) on Gilford corner St Denis.
Our challenge now is to find a replacement for that dearly beloved Maison Curry (we've been there since new owners took over and it just is not our kind of curry any more) but nothing less than spicy, real Indian without the sugar rush we are now told "suits more peoples tastes" will do. Perhaps some old Maison Curry customers might have found the ideal substitute, and if so, please do tell. We do know that Ben is now at the Ganges on Sherbrooke St West, but he neither cooks nor seems to have been able to tone the sugar down in that establishment, which he is the first to admit is over the top.
Helpful suggestions are welcome.