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Who makes the best baguette in the Montreal

bigfellow May 22, 2009 03:50 PM

Have at it people! I am curious and hungry. Who makes the best baguette in the city consistantly?

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  1. SnackHappy RE: bigfellow May 22, 2009 04:06 PM

    There was a discussion about this a couple of years ago.


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      bigfellow RE: bigfellow May 22, 2009 04:21 PM

      I did search the subject but that thread never came up. Thanks.

      Any new places? Have any of the recommended places from the old thread closed?

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        maisonbistro RE: bigfellow May 22, 2009 05:47 PM

        Patisserie de la Gare, on Westminster in Montreal West has a great selection of breads and some really great baguettes. Since every bakery has a different name for theirs, I can't tell you what it's called, but there's one that's a bit darker than the others, very rustic looking, dusted with a bit of bench flour that is out of this world. They also make pretty darn good brioche a tete. I go every friday to get our weekend breakfast treats and I'll ask what that baguette is called. YUM

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          bigfellow RE: maisonbistro May 23, 2009 10:08 AM

          Thanks Barbara!

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        MartinSLR RE: bigfellow May 23, 2009 12:02 PM

        « I'm in love. And I feel guilty. The low-carbon-footprinter in me was appalled to hear that Outremont bakery Mamie Clafoutis uses imported French flour for the baguettes. But, oh, the iconic sticks are splendid, with a chewiness and crustiness unparalleled in Montreal, or at least in my usual bakeries ».

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          carswell RE: MartinSLR May 23, 2009 12:28 PM

          As mentioned here -- http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/6192... -- that's a retrodor baguette -- www.retrodor.com -- and can also be found at various Autour d'un pain outlets and L'amour d'un pain in Boucherville.

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            MartinSLR RE: carswell May 24, 2009 08:06 AM

            Non selon le site http://www.retrodor.com/liste.php?src... L'AMOUR DU PAIN, 393 Sammuel de Champlain, BOUCHERVILLE 01 450 655 6611 est la seule

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              carswell RE: MartinSLR May 24, 2009 08:40 AM

              The retrodor website's out of date. For example, it doesn't list Autour d'un pain, which definitely sells the retrodor: www.quartiersgourmands.com/saveurs/de...

              Mamie Clafoutis's baguette is made with imported French flour, is indistinguishable from Autour d'un pain's retrodor and comes in a trademarked retrodor bag. Conclusion: we're talking retrodor. But I'll make a point of inquiring the next time I'm at the bakery.

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                wilmagrace RE: carswell May 24, 2009 12:22 PM

                thanks for info i pass mamie clafoutis all the time and never thought to go in having so many other favourite pastry shops but noticed the name as i use to love to indulge in clafoutis in france on various stays. Never realized there was a hidden gem inside! Hours are extended, a big plus and a lot easier to park there than around my favourites. Will try out the different suggestions noted above

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                  maisonbistro RE: wilmagrace May 24, 2009 05:20 PM

                  Can you tell me where Mamie Clafoutis is located please, as well as Autour d'un pain? I have a husband who is a baguette fanatic and I would love to bring him a retrodor baguette.

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                    carswell RE: maisonbistro May 24, 2009 05:26 PM

                    Autour d’un Pain:
                    - 1459 Mont-Royal Est (514 526-3305)
                    - 100 Mont-Royal Ouest (514 843-0728)

                    Mamie Clafoutis:
                    - 1291 Van Horne Ave. near Outremont Ave. (514 750-7245)

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                      maisonbistro RE: carswell May 24, 2009 08:21 PM

                      Thankya kindly.

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                        SnackHappy RE: carswell May 24, 2009 08:41 PM

                        There's also an Autour d'un Pain on Beaubien East.


                        And if the yellow pages are anything to go buy, there would seem to be one on Ste-Catherine in the Village as well.


                        I guess the Retrodor would be worth getting off one stop early on the metro line and walking to Papineau to catch my bus. And since it would be inconceivable for me to walk by La Mie Matinale and not drop-in to buy a muffin or six, maybe I should just walk all the way home.

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                          BLM RE: SnackHappy May 25, 2009 08:23 AM

                          Yes, there's a Autour d'un Pain location in the Gay Village area(same side of street as La Mie Matinale).

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