It certainly feels like I have been at
The first dinner in
The second night was the poutine aftermath so there was not much to blog about.
The third night we went to L'un Des Sens. We stumbled upon this restaurant while we were looking for a different restaurant we had researched, that was no longer around. L'un des sens had a really interesting menu where you could make your own degustation, what more could you possibly want! We had a quick cocktail at a bar called Baldwin Barmacie (http://baldwinbarmacie.com/) a very cool place for all the cool kids! I ordered a French Martini: Vodka,
First course: Quinoa and beet salad, egg runny, spinach
The idea is to mix everything together and eat. It was really delicious and had a lot of different textures. The quinoa had a nice nutty flavour and then the egg mixed through made it all so creamy.
Second course: Mackerel
The Mackerel was cooked well, the skin was crispy and salty.
Third course: Duck, pickled quail egg, smoked duck breast, veal with rice rillettes.
The menu at times was a little lost in translation but we worked it out in the end. The rillettes was more like a terrine. The duck breast had a great smoky flavour and it came with some peanut butter, which went with some crackers and was supposed to compliment the duck. It was a weird combination but it was worked. The quail egg was good but I would have preferred a warm gooey egg not a hard boiled pickled one.
Fourth course: Medallion of venison, panfried seasonal mushrooms with marrow. I chose this dish as I am having a venison thing at the moment and also how could anything be wrong with marrow.
It was extremely rich and delicious. It looks small but the plate was huge!
Fifth course: Frozen chocolate mousse, praline crunch, financial biscuit and custard.
I couldn’t decided on the desert course so I ended up ordering this but wish I had of gone with my other choice a lemon desert. Any way I was intrigued to know what on earth a financial biscuit was... Another thing lost in translation I suspect.
It was nice but not amazing, the biscuit was just a crumble chocolate biscuit.
Adam ordered different things to me he was going with a foie gras theme so everything had foie gras in it, including the dessert which I managed to get a photo of.
It was creme brulee with foie gras, caramelised apple vinegar poppy, crumble and caramel. Basically a creme brulee and apple crumble all in one! Doesn’t sound like it would work but surprisingly it did and it was extremely rich and creamy.
Our final day and last supper in
I ordered a French onion soup followed by a Croque Madame.
I cannot say I am a connoisseur of French onion soup but I found this one a little watery and I would have liked some more onion.
The Croque Madame on the other hand was amazing, as you can see they were very generous with the cheese and ham.
What a great feast that we had while in Montreal. It certainly was a nice break from the Canadian/American cuisine we are experiencing everywhere since being in Hamilton and surrounding areas (not the greatest cuisine). I recommend a trip to Montreal for everyone and make sure you do not hold back and eat as often and as much as you desire!
The Maple Girl