Where to buy caper berries or large capers Mtl?
Not the small or larger ones brined in the jar, but the ones that look like olives with long stems.
I'm not sure what they are called exactly.
I think they're called caper berries. I bought a jar of these from Aubut on St Amboise street close to Attwater market - much cheaper here than some of the other places that sell them. They do, indeed, look like olives with stems.
Capers are the unopened flower buds of the caper plant; caperberries are the fruit. Both are easily found. I know ExoFruits on Côte-des-Neiges carries the berries and am pretty sure you can find them at well-stocked gourmet and grocery stores, especially ones like Gourmet Laurier, PA, Milano and Latina that carry a broad selection of Mediterranean products. Fishmongers are another possibility. Montreal-based Aliments Tousain seems to be the most widely available brand, at least locally. www.tousain.com
I love caperberries... good in a martini. I have bought them at Milano, Vieille Europe (both on St. Laurent) and douceurs du Marche, at Atwater.
Thanks for all the great suggestions, finally got a good excuse to check out Aubut, it's a great place and of course I found them there!!
Also, was at Akahvan later and saw some there too.
Now I'll probably find them everywhere ;)