RECENT NOTEWORTHY RESTAURANT OPENINGS
Hey! Just wanted to see if anyone has been to or heard of some of the more recent (this fall) restaurant openings in Montreal... besides the more obvious ones like Salle a Manger, La Montee and Barrocco... Has anyone tried Laurent Godbout's new place on St-Denis called La Fabrique by any chance?
I have tried La Fabrique, and liked it very much. They serve some items in interesting ways. ie the soup is served in a pitcher, so one can share, or bring the rest back home. similarely, the waiter told us that during brunch, they serve a platter of viennoiseries called "viennoiseries pour deux jours" (or, "pour le lendemain", i can't recall...), and one is encouraged to bring any uneaten morsel home. I like this concept.
There were many items on the menu that sounded appealing, especially in the meats. I tried the tuna and tomato soup, served with crème fraiche. Delicious! Really creamy and tomato-ey, but with the distinctive tuna taste. I also tried onglet de boeuf, appetizer portion. Very good as well, and quite tender.
on a side note, the decor is very nice and homey. the kitchen is in the middle of the dining room. very trendy-bistro-of-the-moment style.
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