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French Onion Soup?

weinerdog Dec 8, 2010 04:49 PM

OK, so not everyone shares the love for French Onion soup I know. But it certainly makes my family happy, which allows me to enjoy a night out! Last time in town we went to Holder and I loved the hanger steak and the soup kept my daughter busy. But now the menu on the Holder website shows no french onion soup! So I ask of the Chowhounds, any recommendations for french onion soup for the family? Please help!

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  1. MonsieurMangetout RE: weinerdog Dec 8, 2010 05:33 PM

    A while ago Gazette food critic Lesley Chesterman wrote an article about four unusual takes on French onion soup by four well-known Montreal chefs:


    However as breezychow menions, any accomplished home cook can pull off a pretty good French onion soup at home. If you're intrigued by the more unorthodox recipies in Chesterman's article, she provides links to their recipies at the bottom of the page.

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      weinerdog RE: MonsieurMangetout Dec 8, 2010 05:41 PM

      Thanks for the link; M sur Masson perhaps. And yes I do make french onion soup at home- actually I would put my version (combination of Julia Childs and Delia Smith's) up against anyone's! But when I travel with my daughter, it is a dish that she readily likes and if I can find a resto that has it, and allows me to sample steak frites or duck confit, then everyone is happy.

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      morebubbles RE: weinerdog Dec 9, 2010 05:33 AM

      I've enjoyed the onion soup very much at Au Pied de Cochon.

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        oana RE: morebubbles Dec 9, 2010 07:32 AM

        Oooohhh ... bravo morebubbles! beautiful call ... slab bacon ... pork stock ...gruyere ... lardons ... love it! :)
        Happy gooey eating, Oana

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          Duppie RE: morebubbles Dec 9, 2010 07:48 AM

          We took a friend visiting from Asia who has never had onion soup before to APDC and she just about swooned.I fear that to have their onion soup as your very first will only lead to disappointment with other versions in the future.

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          socialhvn RE: weinerdog Dec 9, 2010 07:41 AM

          I have always liked the french onion soup at Thursdays on Crescent St.

          1. BlueSteak RE: weinerdog Dec 11, 2010 06:04 AM

            steak frites st-paul has a great french onion soup.
            All locations.

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              jarschef RE: weinerdog Dec 13, 2010 04:48 PM

              I have never had it but they have a french onion and leek soup on the menu of Le Local on William and if I had to guess I'm sure its very good.
              The menu should also satisfy what you are looking for.. enjoy!

              Le Local
              740 rue William, Montréal, QC H3C 1P1, CA

              1. waziboy RE: weinerdog Dec 14, 2010 06:50 AM

                The best onion soup in Montreal that I've ever tasted is at Creperie Ty Breiz on Rachel St. Pretty close to perfection, but I can only imagine how good M. Picard's take on it would be.

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                  HungryLurker RE: weinerdog Dec 16, 2010 07:29 PM

                  Crêperie Bretonne Ty-Breiz
                  933, rue Rachel E corner De Mantana
                  yummy, and if you like garlic, try the salad too.

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                    LoveGossipGirl RE: weinerdog Dec 19, 2010 05:32 PM

                    I ADORE French Onion Soup...

                    Crêperie Le Triskell - 3470, rue St-Denis

                    (not far from Ty Brez!)

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