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Brunch @ APdC

zekesgallery Jan 30, 2008 11:52 AM


I just made reservations. Has anyone ever been? Does anyone know what's likely to be on the menu (besides the obvious foie gras)?

  1. mainsqueeze Feb 19, 2008 10:51 AM

    It was all very delicious.

    My only complaint is that we were made to sit all scrunched together. I enjoy eating family style, and I don't mind sitting next to strangers, but I resented being packed in like sardines - especially when there were a bunch of empty tables!

    1. afoodyear Feb 18, 2008 04:06 PM

      Crap... gonna have to reserve early for next year!
      How much was a seat?

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      1. re: afoodyear
        zekesgallery Feb 18, 2008 04:26 PM


        $50 plus, plus, including all the beer you could drink. Although they charged for espresso.

        1. re: zekesgallery
          Simon Patrice Feb 18, 2008 04:47 PM

          We had a great time as well. The quails were especially plump and juicy. It was really enjoyable to see the waiters fill the beer glasses everytime you had taken a couple of sips as they would usually do for water. My son really liked the buckwheat pancakes and the tripe pizza. But most of all, he enjoyed playing with the quails's "heads". I'll have to go back next year.

          There was also a sign advertising a St-Patrick lunch but the menu wasn't posted.

      2. zekesgallery Feb 17, 2008 04:04 PM


        Went, survived, and had a great time. For anyone who is interested in pix of some of the meal, try these:

        Basically 11 courses, just about all sorta, kinda based on some sort of sugar shack concept (I don't quite know how the shark soup fits in to the terroir concept...). In no particular order (since they didn't serve us in any particular order...


        Soft boiled eggs
        Buckwheat pancakes with cottage cheese
        The aforementioned Shark Soup
        Roast Pork

        Oh, and did anyone mention beer?

        The eggs, pancakes, beans, scones, lard, endives and pizza were delicious. I was told that the salmon was even better but by the time it came around I was getting that sorta stuffed feeling. And I'm not a real big fan of salmon.

        The service was sorta hit and miss. Initially they tried to sit us at one of these tables for 48 with all of us in a row (you know sort of like High School or Prison) but we sorta politely pointed out the empty table for four right behind us and were moved there without too much difficulty. I think one of the reasons that the service might have been so hit and miss was that we were told that it was "all you can drink beer" for the staff as well as the clientele. On the flip side it did make everyone much friendlier...

        It seemed like it was the place to be seen this morning, according to their reservation list staff from the Kitchen Gallery, Montee de lait, Toque, Joe Beef and Bronte wanted to partake.

        If anyone wants details on anything specific, don't hesitate to ask. And if you can remember - next year call and make a reservation a good time was had by all (including the non-beer drinker AND the vegetarian!)

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        1. re: zekesgallery
          blork Feb 17, 2008 06:11 PM

          I'll second that. The food was good all around, although some things seemed a bit out of place, like the shark soup (which was good, but didn't seem to fit). On the other hand, the whole thing was kind of chaotic, but in a good way. This was in the spirit of the gourmand, all around, and not for the faint of heart who wants a fussy and refined experience. (But that's APDC anytime, isn't it?)

          My blog post about it, with links to Flickr photos:

          1. re: blork
            jgradieoakes Feb 21, 2008 04:10 PM

            I ate dinner there the night before. There was a shark steak special that the server insisted was the freshest fish in Montreal. Sounds like not a lot of people went for it.

          2. re: zekesgallery
            kimberleyblue Feb 18, 2008 05:31 AM

            Just wanted to add those fantastic mashed potatoes to that menu!
            Apparently they were supposed to be paired with the salmon, and the combo was incredible.

            1. re: kimberleyblue
              blork Feb 18, 2008 06:31 AM

              Grrr! Stupid chowhound interface...

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                blork Feb 18, 2008 06:34 AM

                The menu:

            2. re: zekesgallery
              kimberleyblue Feb 18, 2008 04:00 PM

              Some more food photos from the brunch!

              1. re: kimberleyblue
                SnackHappy Feb 18, 2008 07:18 PM

                You guys were next to us! I can see myself in the soft boiled eggs picture.

                Here are some pictures from one of my dining companions:

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              Arktik Jan 30, 2008 02:05 PM

              Dear zekesgallery,
              Oh how do i love thee...thanks for posting this (how did you find out? is there a mailing list?)
              I now have reservations for 10am.

              Laissez les bons temps rouler!

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              1. re: Arktik
                zekesgallery Jan 30, 2008 04:00 PM


                They may or may not have a mailing list, but I was wasting time last night and wanted to see if there was anything on the menu that my sweetie could eat there and then saw the ad.

                Emailed some friends, and made reservations today for the 10 o'clock sitting (mmm, beer for breakfast!!)

                See you there!

                1. re: zekesgallery
                  Simon Patrice Jan 30, 2008 04:38 PM

                  Just made my reservation to for 10 o'clock. I'm just curious to see what they're gonna serve.

                2. re: Arktik
                  phedre Jan 30, 2008 07:16 PM

                  We lucked out: it was advertised on the menu when we went for dinner last week.

                  1. re: phedre
                    jellybelly25 Feb 4, 2008 07:18 AM

                    Does anyone know if it is sold out? The restaurant's closed today but I did notice that the ad is no longer on their webpage.

                    1. re: jellybelly25
                      kimberleyblue Feb 4, 2008 10:55 AM

                      i called for reservations last wednesday, and it seemed like they had a bit of trouble squeezing me in...
                      (but i'll be there for the 10am seating! :) )

                      btw - anyone have any idea what the menu will be?

                3. phedre Jan 30, 2008 12:22 PM

                  Nope, but I'm looking forward to it! A friend made reservations for a group of us. All I know is it's all you can drink beer.

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                  1. re: phedre
                    zekesgallery Jan 30, 2008 12:37 PM


                    Are you going at 10? Or 1:30?

                    1. re: zekesgallery
                      phedre Jan 30, 2008 01:30 PM

                      I think we're doing the 1:30 sitting. Not 100% sure though!

                      Edit: yep, we're booked for later in the afternoon.

                      1. re: phedre
                        Simon Patrice Jan 30, 2008 01:51 PM

                        Brunch at APDC???????

                        1. re: Simon Patrice
                          rcianci Jan 30, 2008 02:44 PM

                          Yep. Their McAuslan Brunch. Brunch and all the beer you can drink. The information is on their website.


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                            phedre Jan 30, 2008 07:16 PM

                            It's a once a year event. I'm anxious to try it!

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