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Le Local in Old Montreal


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Le Local in Old Montreal

isa1 | May 10, 2008 07:11 PM

Le Local on William st. in Old MTL opened last week and I tried it tonight. The chefs are Alexandre Gosselin (Simplechic, O Chalet) and Louis-Francois Marcotte (SimpIechic, Le gout de Louis). I brought my parents for mother`s day and we were very impressed with this place. First, the decor is gorgeous, the furniture is comfortable and the music not too loud. I got a bit scared when we got there because it looked like a shishi place where people start dancing on your table before you even finish eating (example:Garde-Manger). The service was very friendly and personalized. The sommelier proposed a really nice wine and didn`t try to sell me the most expensive stuff. As a starter, I had escargot with mushrooms, garlic gnocchi in a bordelaise sauce. Hubby had crab cakes with a curry sauce and they were delicious. My parents had some king of barbecued chicken thigh with grilled calamari(can`t remember what they called it) and this was the best appetizer we tried. Then, my mom and I had braised beef with a parsnip puree. The beef had a crispy outside but was so tender inside, I never used my knife. My BF had a shrimp risotto with Isle aux grues cheddar, very tasty, in fact he inhaled it in 30 seconds... My dad had mackerel cooked with chorizo with an orange sauce. very nice. We then ordered deserts and before they arrived, we were served a "pre-dessert"(!) which consisted of a raspberry puree, mint gelato with homemade cracker jacks. I know, sounds weird but the mix was very interesting and made sense. I finished my meal with a lavender creme brulee served with chocolate shortbread cookies, hubby had a valronha chocolate cake with apple sauce and chocolate mousse and my dad had a lemon and ginger pie served with melon ice cream. I have a sweet tooth but am also very picky when it comes to dessert and I was not disappointed with what we tried, everything was so tasty and delicious. All this came up to about 60$/ person including wine and coffee/tea. Hopefully, the food and service will always be this great. We need a place like this in my neighborhood...This will be my new hangout, hope you guys enjoy it as much as I do. BTW, I was told they were opened for lunch. They also have a nice terrace and they have a huge bar and lounge for 5 a 7 in the front.

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