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May 6, 2013 09:51 AM

Bourdain Parts Unknown: Montreal / Quebec

I hated all the other episodes but this one was really really amazing I didnt find him too cocky and he finally did montreal the way it should be done ... I might be biased since I live in mtl but I think it was even better than his layover/no reservation episodes here

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  1. I wanted to eat pretty much everything on that show. AB in high form, for sure.

    6 Replies
    1. re: linguafood

      Now he goes where we can't and eat what we cannot. Bourdain has placed himself above his viewers.

      1. re: Worldwide Diner

        all of his shows are ethnographic to some degree. Apart from the layover, they have never been about tourism. they have presented a gross exaggeration, a caricature, of quebec culture that nonetheless captures its essence while creating an interesting narrative for the broader audience.

        1. re: Worldwide Diner

          Yes, Bourdain has been to and eaten in many places I may never visit, however, that does not lower my enjoyment of his show.

          Above his viewers? Please.

          1. re: Worldwide Diner

            Your name is worldwide diner. I'm confused about why you can't go to Montreal?

            1. re: LulusMom

              You can go to Liverpool House but you cannot order what he had.

        2. I saw the last few minutes of this show (not really familar with Anthony Bourdain but I recognised the guys from Joe Beef). But I was confused by the Pakistani meal that they showed them sharing at the end? I had missed the start of the segment, and so was wondering where they were eating. Googled and found out that it was a one off special menu from one of the Pakistani chefs at Liverpool House. Was this explained more in the show at all? Can you order this off menu at Liverpool House, or was it truly a one off? It seemed strange to me to showcase a meal that no one in Montreal can actually order!

          1. This one was at least 80% about food, so the former followers of AB should be pleased.
            Not sure how perpetual CNN viewers will connect, though.

            1. Skift hit the highlights including the restaurant log.

              here's a taste of epi 4

              1. Amazing indeed. I was riveted. After it was all over, I kept thinking back to L'Affaire est ketchup, with people swigging out of wine bottles and the young cooks producing amazing stuff on a stove just like mine in a kitchen barely big enough to swing a goose.

                The web page for the show names a dish that will catch your eye: boneless wild hair in a sauce of its own blood. Whose hair did they use?


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                1. re: John Francis

                  That was a typo. It should be "boneless wild hare" as in rabbit.