- bopuc Oct 10, 2009 04:02 PM
Visiting my mom in the West Island I stopped by La Bernoise, a swiss-german store on St-Charles Blvd. to get a piece of smoked bacon to nom on. (My dad used to buy this ll the time.)
Anyways, it struck me I'd never seen the stuff anywhere else. At least I don't think so.
This stuff is killer. Think of smoked meat but using pork belly instead (and no spices in this case). It is incredibly good. If you have wheels, it's worth the trip.
I've attached a photo and a screencap of an entry in a book about shopping in Montreal.
3988 Boul Saint-Charles
Pierrefonds, QC H9H 3C6
Much closer: The butcher on De l'eglise and Bannantyne in verdun (i think it's called mccormick) has excellent smoked bacon made by the same company that smokes the wonderful meat he sells. Word of caution: the guy is very talented, but won't hesitate to pass you below par stuff if he senses that you don't know what you're getting. But, he has never tried to sell me bad smoked meat or bacon.
I'm pretty sure that you can get smoked bacon at Bucharest on Decarie, between Snowdon and Cote st. luc Road. Don't know how it compares to what you buy, but I use (used, since I won't be catering to my husband's traditions this year) it (in the stuffing)when making traditional romanian sarmale (cabbage rolls)