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3 Nights in Montreal...resto report


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3 Nights in Montreal...resto report

shopgirl | Jun 30, 2008 04:08 PM

Okay, just got back and here are our three nights (we love the Plateau, as I've said on this Board, because of the BYO factor and the home-type feel). Our first night was our favorite (and yes, Carswell, the menu is the same, but when you only get the opportunity to go once a year, it's heaven).

Les Heritiers (we had the degustation menu)

We both started with the warm gizzard salad; then the cream of vegetable soup; next came the Trou Normand (in this resto it’s always homemade grapefruit sorbet floating in a shot of vodka;
I had the rack of lamb with rosemary and roasted garlic bulbs, assorted local vegies. Hubby had the filet mignon with blue cheese, assorted local vegies. Dessert was the
Marquise de Chocolate for me; crème brulee for him. It was a wonderful meal with a wonderful staff and everything was prepared perfectly.

Restaurant Yoyo

We had always wanted to come here, and finally did. I started with the calamari over arugula with a lime & giner vinaigrette. Husband had the tartare of elk. I had the braised bison and hubby had the roasted breast of duck with honey and spices over pearl barley. We ended the meal with hot chocolate profiteroles which were awesome! We both loved what we ordered and loved the place. It's definitely on our "go back to" menu.

Les Infideles (had the degustation menu)

We both ordered the escargot w/blue cheese in a puff pastry shell; We were disappointed as there was no taste of blue cheese but instead, cheddar. next came their soup of the day, a potato and leak soup-- excellent; next their Trou Normand which, this time, was pear sorbet in a pear liqueur; I ordered the medium rare duck breast with orange sauce, while hubby opted for the filet mignon with blue cheese (yes, he loves his steak). Again the blue cheese tasted an awful lot like cheddar. The waitress was going to ask the kitchen, but never came back with an answer. I suspect they either ran out of blue or are cutting corners. A little disappointing, as we've gone here in the past and have liked it very much. We both ended our meal with a vanilla crème brulee, which was just your standard. I think this one will NOT be on our "return to" list.

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