Where can you find live scallops in the shell in MTL?
Lesley Chesterman in today's Montreal Gazette quotes Toronto chef David Lee at Montreal High Lights Festival "I wish I could get more ingredients from Quebec, even fish. Here we were using live scallops in the shell, You just don't see that in Toronto." So where I can I get live scallops in the shell in Montreal(restaurants and/or fishmongers)?
1) Some of the Crowne Plaza Hotels serve Scallop Tartare, ie. Crowne Plaza Chateau Lacombe Edmonton or Crown Plaza Boston both serve Scallop Tartare. You might
perhaps try the Crowne Plaza Montreal below:
Crowne Plaza Montreal Centre Hotel
505 Sherbrooke Street East Latin Quartier Downtown - Montreal H2L 4N3 - Quebec
2) This retaurant has Scallop Tartare on their menu (raw scallops):
7101, Ave. du Parc, Montreal, Qc, H3N 1X9
Rubis Rouge - Red Ruby Rouge
1008, rue Clark corner Viger | Montreal, Québec, H2Z 1J9 (in the heart of Mtl's Chinatown)
This restaurant has live scallops but I suppose you could request to eat them raw.
Is that your intention? Or would you like to know where to buy them?
Although, according to "Vancouver Coastal Health", they advise that "the consumption of raw oysters and scallops poses an increased risk of foodborne illness. A cooking step is needed to eliminate potential bacterial or viral contamination," the cards read.
Bacteria and viruses in ocean water can accumulate in shellfish such as oysters, clams, scallops, mussels and cockles. Oysters filter the ocean water, which often contains these contaminants. Cooking is the only way to eliminate the risk of contracting norovirus and other organisms.
"The consumption of raw or undercooked oysters has been the source of dozens of cases of foodborne illnesses in recent years," said VCH's acting chief medical health officer Patricia Daly.
Two-thirds of the cases of food poisoning reported last year were linked to oyster consumption in restaurants. Retailers and self-harvesters are also being targeted in the education campaign.