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Steak tartare

londonbound Aug 20, 2009 03:39 PM

I've just begun a quest for the best steak tartare in Montreal. I had it at Rosalie a few weeks ago and it was perfection: hand chopped, well seasoned, textured and fresh with a raw quail's egg on top. It was served with a simple green salad and homemade fries. Divine. Today, I went to l'Express, which I usually love, and asked if the steak was hand chopped. The waitress told me in no uncertain terms that their tartare was the best in the city. She asked me if I wanted it "releve" (spiced or seasoned) and I said yes. When it was presented to me, my jaw dropped. It looked like a handful of ground beef from the supermarket with capers in it. It was tasty, but much too spicy. It was served with delicious fries and mayonnaise. I've heard that M sur Masson does a hand-cut tartare as well. Does anyone have any other recommendations? Next weekend, I'm going to try Anthony Bourdain's recipe from Les Halles. It looks delicious.

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    berbatov Aug 20, 2009 03:54 PM

    Cafe Cherrier has one that is pretty decent for a less upscale place.

    1. kpzoo Aug 20, 2009 04:38 PM

      Hiya, here are a couple of past threads to check out:

      Best beef tartare in montreal?

      Best steak tartare?

      Steak Tartar

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        londonbound Aug 20, 2009 04:55 PM

        Thanks, I'll check these out.

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