Restaurants & Bars 4

La Loie

RAMGOD | Jan 29, 2006 04:23 PM

I knew that this place was going to be good when the waiter arrived with one of the most delicious amuse bouche that I have had in a long time- horsemeat carpaccio with foie gras-a knock out!

The rest of the evening only got better. The watier started us off with a complimentary glass of this sublime white wine. We advised him of our price range for wine, and he scored with two exceptional bottles-the first was a very bold California Cab and the second a more subtle French Syrah. Both excellent, but the Cab was the winner!

Dish after dish-foie gras, quail, rabbit, aged beef, lamb spoke to the chef's exceptional ability and eye for detail. Everything was delicious and the presentation was well done.

Smal thing--this restaurant encourages you to order multiple plates and share. Great idea, but I would encourage them to adjust the portions as we were three and each had a bite or two of each dish.

A complimentary sauterne at the end of the evening was a nice compliment to a thick slice of gooey Riopelle.

Unfortunately, despite a great review in the Devoir last Saturday, the place was empty. This may have to do with it being located on a desolate part of Rene Levesque, across from Radio Canada. Don't let that stop you. This place is well worth the drive.

Dinner for 3 was $350 (this includes $150 worth of wine, tax and tip). I would not hesitate to spend this kind of money there again.

I think that we are going to be hearing a lot about La Loie

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