Dinner at Le Latini- which dishes would you recommend?
Which dishes have you enjoyed the most at Le Latini?
I understand Le Latini is known for their risotto. Do they have several types? Is it the type of Italian restaurant where most people would order antipasto, primi and secondi?
Thanks for any of your comments.
Restaurant Le Latini
1130 Jeanne-Mance, Montreal, QC H2Z 1L7, CA
My dinner at Le Latini last week was also excellent. I had the octopus to start as well, and it was delightfully tender and fresh, and my dining companion had the snow crab legs and claws, which were terrific, again very fresh, and carefully removed from their shells for easy eating.
Our primi courses included the fresh tagliatele with porcini, absolutely outstanding, simple and loaded with flavour, and the gnocchi, which wasn't bad, but a bit bland and definitely not as impressive as the fresh tagliatele. The waiter suggested we opt for half portions on the pasta course, which was very much appreciated when we saw the size of our secondi.
We decided to share a gorgeous Filet Mignon on the bone, charred to perfection and cooked the deisred rare temp. On the side were some crudites, and a bowl of bagna cauda resting on a burner. The bagna cauda contained anchovies, olive oil, lemon zest, and black truffle shavings. Each bite of the filet and of the vegetables were dipped in this amazing concoction and the result was outstanding! Definitely the hit of the night.
We topped our meal off with the classic Latini dark chocolate and sparkling orange muscat combo.
To answer your question, I'd definitely recommend ordering a primi and a secondi for the full experience. This is one of those restaurants where splurging pays off.
Had a nice dinner at Le Latini this past week.
My antipasto of grilled octopus was good- tender bite-sized pieces of octopus.
Since I had read recommendations of Le Latini's risotto in previous reviews, I decided to try the risotto. The risotto on the current menu is a tomato, porcini and veal risotto which was quite tasty, with perfectly cooked rice, toothsome pieces of porcini mushroom and diced veal. The portion of risotto I was served was extremely large, much larger than I expected at an upscale Italian restaurant. Perhaps Le Latini increased the size of the portion of risotto because I only ordered the antipasto and a primi (in an effort to eat light!), with no secondi. I can't imagine being able to order a secondi after eating the amount of risotto that is served.
If I dine at Le Latini in the future, I'll probably order one of the daily specials rather than off the menu. The portions served to those who ordered the daily specials seemed more manageable;-)