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Who makes a great rissotto in Montreal?

morebubbles Feb 12, 2007 08:05 AM

I'm looking for a place to take my brother, who is a rissotto fan. I know we must have some good places to check out! Any ideas appreciated, can travel all over town. Thanks!

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    Campofiorin RE: morebubbles Feb 12, 2007 10:15 AM

    I've heard good reports on the risotto bar at Halte Routière on Bernard (Outremont Theatre restaurant). It's owned by Ian Perreault, chef-owner of AREA.

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      carswell RE: Campofiorin Feb 12, 2007 10:20 AM

      Methinks you mean Halte urbaine, Campo. www.halteurbaine.com

      The suckling pig risotto with foie gras shavings at Le Club Chasse et Pêche is legendary.

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        Frenchie RE: carswell Feb 12, 2007 11:24 AM

        Oh my god! Yes! I can still taste CC&P's risotto. I was there two weeks ago and had, once again, the fabulous risotto. Just the thought of it brings a large smile on my face.

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          Campofiorin RE: carswell Feb 13, 2007 05:10 AM

          That's right, I had a brain fart.

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          swissfoodie RE: Campofiorin Feb 12, 2007 12:00 PM

          Actually, I posted my experience at Halte Urbaine and was quite disappointed. Here is my review: http://www.chowhound.com/topics/350385

        3. ChefJune RE: morebubbles Feb 12, 2007 12:14 PM

          Le Muscadin! I know it sounds French, but it's pure-D Italian, through and through! One of the finest Italian restaurants I've encountered anywhere.

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            JES000000 RE: morebubbles Mar 3, 2007 07:43 PM

            any particularly oustanding vegetarian risotto options out there?

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              rooibus RE: morebubbles Mar 5, 2007 08:39 AM

              Past Cassareccia on Sherbrooke St. West near Melrose had a risotto festival in November. It was great but I am not sure what they have on their regular menu. A little out of the way but worth the trip and easy parking is Terra Cotta in Ville ST. Laurent on Blvd Marcel Laurin and they have a sweet potato risotto as well as one with Gorgonzola cheese and walnuts...rich but to die for. I enjoyed the risotto bar at Halte Urbaine. For making your own I have found the best arborio rice is an organic one produced by Lundberg Farms...a little pricey but a great product.

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                morebubbles RE: rooibus Mar 5, 2007 08:41 AM

                That organic rice sounds familiar. Where do you buy it? (I think I may have seen it at Loblaws)

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                  rooibus RE: morebubbles Mar 5, 2007 08:44 AM

                  loblaws does carry Lundberg farms but they don't always have the Arborio rice for Risotto. I usually have Ecollegey (wilson & somerled in NDG) stock it for me.

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                  rooibus RE: rooibus Mar 5, 2007 03:39 PM

                  pasta Casareccia still has their risotto nights on wednesdays. OOps, my bad..One of the two dishes I mentionnes from terra cotta was a gnocchi, don't remember which.

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