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Laurent Godbout's Version of Starving


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Laurent Godbout's Version of Starving

Nanbanane | Jul 14, 2006 07:53 PM

This is a announcement to all chowhounders... there is a brand new concept in dinning emerging in Old Montreal: the 2 hour diet. Last Thursday night my boyfriend and I decided to try a new restaurant, we had JazzFest tickets for 10:30 so we decided to make an evening of it. We attempted to eat at CLub Chasse et Pêche but they only had room at the bar and we wanted something romantic... We headed around the corner to try Laurent Godbout's 2nd restaurant: Versions. 7pm: A very accomodating and professional waiter sat us in the beautiful courtyard. We ordered a nice bottle of wine and a main course each (not very hungry since we had munched during apéro beforehand) My b-friend ordered la Côte de veau and I ordered the Trio de Canard. The entire menu sounded succulent and we had a hard time deciding. 7:15 our bottle arrives we each have a glass. 7:45 we get bread. 8pm the waiter comes by to apologize for the wait and says he saw our plates in the kitchen and it should not be very much longer. The bottle is half empty... 8:30 the waiter is avoiding us, the courtyard is full and the restaurant is filling up, only two tables have food on them... Someting is verrrry wrong. 8:50 we ask for the bill, still no site of the veal or the duck... The waiter insists on the restaurant paying for our bottle which is long finished. He is not to blame so we tip him handsomely for his efforts and his profusive excuses! (We quickly scan the restaurant on our way out, lots of wine on tables and no food, not counting bread...) We ended up eating a quick 5 minute pizza at Piz Pistol (not exactly the romantic gastronomical evening we had in mind) So if you are looking to lose weight, or want to participate in a hunger strike Versions is my recommendation. Anyways, food is so June 2006! Here is hoping this reaches Laurent Godbout so he can rectify such an inexcusable experience.

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