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Jul 25, 2011 08:23 AM

What's the best thing you've eaten in Montreal??

I saw this question on another board and got curious about what you'd all think!

I think to really answer the question, I'd have to give it a lot of thought... but there's something to be said for gut responses too. The first things that jumped into my head were the Plogue a Champlain at PDC, the Tuna Duo at Ferreira (half tartare and half thin seared slices) and for third place it's a toss up between the Oyster Po Boy at Ice House and the Shrimp Burger at Kazu. For dessert, the Salted Chocolate Pot de Creme at Pop!

1862 Sainte-Catherine St W, Montreal, QC H3H 1M1, CA

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  1. My favorites are the lobster spaghetti at Joe Beef, the fideos at Tapeo, the lobster and avocado sushi pizza at Tri Express and the pain perdu at Lemeac.

    Joe Beef
    2491 Rue Notre-Dame W, Montreal, QC H3J1N6, CA

    Tri Express
    1650 Av Laurier E, Montreal, QC H2J1J2, CA

    1. The best thing was at Mikado (Laurier st.) a while back, they had Lobster sashimi and fresh sea scallops in the shells; I remember that up to that point I never paid that much money for food.

      1. Best things:

        A seafood mousseline with lobster reduction at the (now very) old René Varaud back in the late 1980s.

        Deep-fried ama ebi heads at the old Sakae Sushi on Crescent (1990s).

        Marc de Canck`s sweetbread and lobster combo from the early 2000s at La Chronique. This is the dish I use to measure the preparation of ris de veau and lobster anywhere else.

        The second version of Mario Navarrete's foie gras empanada (2005?) at Raza - this is the one with a tiny trace of apple compote and served with the purple corn reduction.

        DNA's lamb tartar giveaway (2009).

        Racha Bassoul's "pot au foie" from Seth Gabrielse's inaugural event at Laloux (2010).

        Lemongrass grilled quail at Chez Vu Vian (La Petite Tonkinoise) earlier this year.

        Rodrigo Flores' Sopa de Cinco de Mayo at À Table earlier this year.

        1. The 11-course degustation with wine pairing at Europea two years ago; sat at the chef's table.

          1. In no particular order:
            The mousse de foie de volaille at L'Express.
            Crab Cakes at Kitchenette
            Tarte Tatin at Lawrence
            Lobster Roll at Nantua
            Seafood Platter at Au Pied de Cochon
            Grilled Chicken at Roi du Plateau
            Vegetarian Pizza at Amelio's
            Hot & Sour soup at Beijing
            Cubano at Chipotle & Jalepeno
            Spruce Beer at Paul Patates