Le Canard Mort
New resto owned (i believe) by the same people involved with le rossignol. i think its more basic bistro. Queen and Logan in the old barrio space> saw they were open today. Anyone been, have any intel?
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Had an unplanned date night with the BF last night and we ended up at Le Canard Mort. After our first visit I can say that I think this is a great casual addition to the hood!
We had two beers (both Quebec beers) two cocktails, the olives, the sweetbreads, the calamari, the halloumi.
The cocktails were tasty and unique. Mine was lavender and orange as the main tasting notes and it was lovely.
The warmed olives were a generous serving and a lovely variety.
The sweetbreads were done buffalo wing style and while that’s not my fav preparation they were hot, crispy, tender and cleaned well. The blue cheese “dip” provided was the prefect version and I wish I could have it with wings! :
The calamari was served with greens, roasted cheery tomatoes, sun dried olives and I believe spring onion with a slightly sweet house made dressing. The salad was a little over dressed for my liking but the calamari was done perfectly, the pairings were lovely and the portion generous.
The halloumi salad had the same greens as the calamari but was dressed with a more savoury dressing and featured orange and grapefruit segments and pickled fennel. Overall a very good dish but I would have like the grilled halloumi to be a bit hotter.
All in all this is a great casual addition the hood blowing away the food at Joy and the Roy located right next door.
I’m sure I will sample the menu from beginning to end before too long!
The BF and I went back on Monday and I had the most amazing cocktail. It is called the Earl Grey and it was AMAZING! Really worth the visit alone.
For dinner this time we had the snails, the smoked white fish nicoise style salad and the chicken cordon bleu. Both the salad and the chicken were great. While not traditional, the salad had sliced potato, oven roasted tomato, green beans and house smoked white fish topped with a prefectly poached egg. The frisee could have used a little more sald but over all it was very good.
The chicken cordon bleu was stuff with raclette instead of the traditional swiss and it was great!! I would order it again in a second.
The only miss of the night were the snail. Instead of the traditional garlic butter/mushroom it was like a chicken pot pie but with snails. Very very strange and not really appealing.
I'm really happy that this place has moved into the hood. I'm sure this is going to be a regular night out for us.