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Full review [Le Select]

lamaranthe | Jan 25, 201209:05 AM

Last Sunday (Jan. 22) my friend and I went to Le Select for supper. Good reception. The decor would gain by having mirrors and partitions with 'banquettes', like the real bistrots in France. That would also decrease the noise level from groups of patrons. We ordered a Kir Royal. We placed our order and asked for a full bottle of Reisling. The whole thing arrived before we were through with the Kir. My friend had been ordering the Squash and Ginger soup, a Tarte niçoise and a Loup de mer (Bass) with frites allumettes on the side. She loved every bite of the whole thing. I had the choucroute garnie with Pork hocks, pork sides and sausages. The sauerkroute was caramelized, not at all the kind you would be served in Alsace. The Montbéliard and Strasbourg sausages were the same you can find at Metro or Loblaws, in their pork casings. Three bites were enough to discourage me. I sent it back after three bites but no one asked me if there was a problem with the dish.
My friend had a crème brûlée. She liked it. I had the Ile flottante : nothing spectacular.
The whole thing, wine and tip included, came to $200.00
My comment: Le Select is neither a French Bistro nor a Québécois restaurant, tho it tries to copy both at the same time.

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