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Sep 21, 2011 11:40 PM

Au Pied de Cochon: for occasional meat eaters

My wife and I will be visiting Montreal and Quebec City in October from San Francisco. After the first couple of hours' browsing this board, APdC comes up frequently as the most unique Montreal restaurant. My question is whether it appeals exclusively for meat lovers. These days we eat very little meat, and my wife does not eat pork at all. Their menu does include poisson du jour. Would that be a "wasted restaurant meal" if we do not order what it is best known for?

Au Pied de Cochon
536 Av Duluth E, Montreal, QC H2L1A9, CA

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  1. While certainly meatcentric, a wonderful meal could be had with the tomato tart, the pintade for two and the pudding chomeur, assuming you eat poultry.

    1. The fish of the day (and any other "of the day" specials) are way better than the regular menu.

      It's not a waste; that's what I do when going to APdC.


      1. My mother-in-law had the beet salad and salmon tartare when we went, and she was very happy with both.

        1. They actually have quite a few nice vegeterian dishes, and their seafood and daily fish special is always a winner (last time I was there, we had a cod's head braised in a squid ink court bouillon and the tail served fish n' chips-style, with their duck-fat fries - yum is an understatement!). In season, the seafood platters are also very fun.

          1. tomato tart is amazing as are many of the seafood dishes... but to answer your question, yes it would be a waste.. maybe not a waste.. but a shame for sure if you did not try the pork or duck IMO. if you are occasional meat eaters, i couldn't think of a better occasion.

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            1. re: j_do

              Good to hear the overwelmingly positive endorsement. We have made the reservation, along with Lemeac and Le Filet.