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Your experiences at Fourquet Fourchette?

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WestIslandian Oct 18, 2010 05:28 PM

I went to the Fourquet Fourchette in the Palais for someone's birthday over the weekend and I was under-whelmed, to put it mildly. We were a large group, about 30, so I'm wondering if we were too much for the kitchen? Was it just us that had a bad experience?

Judging from the website and the premise of the restaurant (not to mention the prices) I thought it was going to be a warm atmosphere with delicious food. Instead, I found it to be over priced, cafeteria-style food that someone tried to improve the presentation of (except for the dessert which looked like it was thrown on the plate - literally).

First off, we were only offered the table d'hote to order from so the other dishes were off limits.
We had:
pitcher of ephemere 16
smoked meat entree 10 (shared)
salmon 25
bavette 26
plus the soup and dessert of the day which came with the table d'hote

So the entree turned out to be a small salad with a few slivers of smoked fish
The salmon was alright but it was served with over-cooked rice and some other veggies. It was supposed to come with beer sauce, which I eventually found under the rice
My bf had the bavette and I sampled it - chewy like rubber!

The soup was alright although we weren't informed what it was beyond 'soup of the day'
'Dessert of the day' looked like it came out of plastic bags from Costco. A little meringue, a truffle, a small triangle of water melon, a thin slice of orange and a small triangle of chocolate. It was haphazard and not even arranged nicely on the plate.

So all in all we spent nearly 100 on dinner and we were very disappointed. Is this the norm at their restaurant? What were your experiences?

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Fourquet Fourchette
1887 Av Bourgogne, Chambly, QC J3L1Y8, CA