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recent recs @les 400 coups, au pied?

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my wife and i are going to montreal later in the month and i've already secured reservations @400 coups and apdc. we've never been to either, but have seen the normal menus for both places.

i've gone through the posts on here and some blogs for the normal good dishes at both. are there any special dishes which would be served in 3 weeks that are outstanding at either place?

thanks for any help.

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  1. You should be here in time for the start of the seafood season at APDC. Menu for those specials will change daily, as per what's available.

    1. I think it depends what you like, I enjoyed the poutine with foie gras although I never eat poutine. I would not taste the odd looking wobbly duck in the can from appearance but also after they told me preparation however it appeals to others. I would try sharing some dishes as portions large. Its not my kind of place although I can see why it appeals to tourists and others who like this kind of heavy food. Ambience not attractive to me either. Having said that I am looking forward to visiting the sugar shack satellite come apple time! I think recommendations of specific menu items is such an individual thing at this particular resto

      1. Maybe you've already seen my usual PDC recommendations, but in brief:
        - the seafood platters are great and usually out by the end of May
        - Any other specials of the day are usually particularly excellent
        - Most of the starters/appetizers are a great value, especially the tongues & the cochonailles platter
        - I don't think it's on menu right now, but Plogue a Champlain is exceptional and sometimes shows up as a shared appetizer special
        - I tend to avoid the duck in a can, pork chops, and both pied de cochon dishes

        Everything at 400 Coups is amazing. Save room for desserts, as they're the highlight (and I normally dont like sweet things at the end of a meal).

        1. I would highly recommend saving lots of room for dessert at les 400 coups. Their pastry chef is, IMHO , the best in the city!

          1. Here the desserts at 400 coups are fabulous.