I just returned from a lovely trip to Montreal for the long weekend and I had to post about a horrid meal I had at what I was told was a decent Greek seafood restaurant. Am I crazy?? Is this the way Montrealers like their seafood?
The grilled octopus was billed as the star menu item and I was excited to try it. But when it came I was so turned off, I ended up taking a couple bites and sending it back.
It was the consistency of mush. Kinda like eating raw tofu. Now I know that many places overcook octopus to the point of rubber. But this was the other extreme. Fatty and mushy. In my opinion, octopus should have a bit of a bit and some meaty-ness to it.
The waiter was very nice about taking it back and not charging me...but he did say that he tried it and that in his mind it was done to perfection.
Am I crazy? Is this the way octopus is eaten in Montreal?