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Mar 16, 2010 08:36 AM

Best Desserts at Au Pied de Cochon?

My trip to Montreal is finally coming up and I was wondering, what are the best desserts to try at APDC? I've made a Sunday night reservation and will peruse all the other threads on what to order for apps and entrees, but didn't see any threads specifically for DESSERT! Mmmm.

Help? thanks!

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  1. If I'm still hungry at the end of the meal, I always go for the poached pear because I need something light to eat.

    Others swear by the "Pouding chômeur" or the Churros.

    I don't recall if they have a "dessert of the day"; maybe they do, and that would be a good selection.

    5 Replies
    1. re: Maximilien

      i've had the pouding chomeur and the pot de creme. the pot de creme was ok, but the pouding chomeur was AMAZING. one of my favorite desserts!

      1. re: Maximilien

        They do have a daily special. I once had something wild and crazy: a slice of sugar pie dipped in chocolate and sorta frozen on a stick that we were eating like a popsicle. Can I Say sick??? I was really good though rich and heavy.

        1. re: Campofiorin

          Thanks so much for the recs! I thought about the churros too - but I am not a coffee drinker, so the espresso would be lost on me. The Pudding Chômeur sounds lovely. I would have almost ordered the pot de. creme so thanks for telling me it was only so-so!

          The popsicle pie sounds fun. I'll have to ask if they have a dessert of the day! I might have to skip the appetizers to make room for dessert... But I must try the foie croquettes. The entree is still many good choices and so little room in the stomach!

          1. re: Campofiorin

            The best daily special dessert I ever had at PDC was a goat cheese tart encased in an AMAZING pastry and topped with fresh raspberries. All the elements of that tart just sang together. This was last fall though; I doubt they have it now. My favorite regular dessert is the churros (and the accompanying coffee and booze). (But, I just re-read your last post and this is no help to you either. Sorry.) The cheesecake with the super buttery crust is also very good, though heavy. (With my first bite, I thought "Damn, there's too much crust". With my last bite, I thought "Damn, there's not enough crust".) The lemon tart is good. It has a swiss meringue topping (I think), giving it a slightly candy-like texture. This was a favorite of my wife's.

            1. re: rcianci

              I confirm, the lemon tart is very good and 'refreshing' after all that heavy food. I also tried the pouding chomeur; very, very sweet, piping hot and very good! It's pure decadence.. Be careful not to burn yourself with the first (big) bite!

              In Martin Picard's book, he gives his recipe for the pouding chomeur. It's in fact Caroline Dumas' recipe, from closeby SoupSoup.