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Coming to Montreal for the first time......

lovestocookandbake May 16, 2008 02:54 AM

I am coming to Montreal this summer for a couple of days and was wondering where the best places to eat would be?
I have done a little bit of research, but wanted some more opnions.
I was thinking Garcon, because the menu that I read sounds delightful.
If anyone has any suggestions I would really appreciate it.

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    MaryTage May 16, 2008 12:00 PM

    Do you like foie gras? If you do, then haven't experienced Montreal until you've been to Au Pied de Cochon. Go with an apetite, and be adventurous. Foie gras Cromesquis, Poutine, Duck in a Can, Stuffed pied de cochon with foie gras, and save a little room for Pudding chômeur. It's incredible.

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    1. re: MaryTage
      LTL Jun 2, 2008 10:10 AM

      How big is the foie gras poutine portion size?

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        cherylmtl Jun 2, 2008 10:35 AM

        It doesn't look large, but it is incredibly rich, and therefore quite filling (there's foie gras and all sorts of other goodies in the sauce, as well as the generous piece of foie gras on top of the poutine). It's certainly more than enough for a meal. If you have a large appetizer, and the foie gras poutine, you will find it difficult, if not impossible, to find room for dessert.

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          LTL Jun 2, 2008 10:48 AM

          Thanks for the detailed response! I'm planning on going this summer so I'm trying to figure out what and how much I should order.

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            rcianci Jun 2, 2008 04:05 PM

            It's not on the menu except as part of the "Foie Gras Duo" (foie gras "hamburger" with a side of foie gras poutine), but I'll bet if you asked nicely, you could get a half order of foie gras poutine. I mention this in case you wanted to sample more dishes. Do be careful though, it's very easy to over-order at PDC.

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              LTL Jun 2, 2008 05:11 PM

              Thanks for the advice! Definitely looking forward to trying APDC. Missed it last winter, the first time I visited Montreal.

              1. re: rcianci
                souschef Jun 4, 2008 02:14 PM

                I do agree that it is very easy to over-order at PDC, but there is no such thing as too many cromesquis :)

                I usually have a half-dozen.

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        profjmm May 18, 2008 12:14 PM

        Defintely Au Pied de Cochon. It's a foie gras festival -- they put the stuff in almost everything! Also L'Express.

        1. souschef May 18, 2008 09:56 PM

          Europea. Great food, and best value for money. Polished but unpretentious service.

          Garcon! is a good choice too.

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