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Fuchsia Epicerie Fleur: report on lunch

moh | Mar 15, 2008 01:47 PM

I had a chance to eat the daily special at Fuchsia, a little shop on the corner of Coloniale and Duluth. Here is their website:


This shop makes food products with flowers, offering baked goods and some bathroom products as well. They also do a daily vegetarian meal special which changes from day to day. You can check what it is on the website.

Yesterday, we had the roasted beet salad with goat's cheese. I was not very excited by this dish, as I am a bit bored with goat's cheese as a salad ingredient, but we went in anyway. Boy am I ever glad we did! We got a beautiful salad of mesclun topped with roasted beets, candied pecans, fresh goat cheese and what looked like nasturtium petals (sorry, terrible with flower recognition). The mesclun was quite peppery and had a more interesting selection of leaves than I usually find in the store bought mescluns. The vinaigrette was balanced and subtle, and the whole dish was elegant and delicious. This dish reminded me why goat's cheese is a great match with beets. We also had mint tea and banana bread as part of the special. The tea was great, the banana bread was tasty but a bit dry. For $10 (tax included) this was a wonderful lunch. It is not a lot of money for the quality of the salad. If you are in the neighbourhood, don't mind eating vegetarian, and are not fussy, this is a great place to check out. They only have one choice of meal per day (that's why you can't be fussy). My friend goes here fairly often, and she reports that the meals are very delicious. Based on my one meal there, I would say that the chef is a very talented cook, and it is worth the risk of $10 to eat here. I will be stopping in again for a nice light lunch.

I also had a really delicious spicy paprika brownie, it was about the size of a Two-Bite Brownie, a delicious morsel of goodness. We also sampled the chocolate violet cookie, which was crunchier than I usually like cookies to be. The chai was fabulous, spicy and milky, with a very thick and satisfying foam on top, one of the best chai I have purchased in Montreal. All in all, it was a very nice chow find.

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