Food Events 2014
i'm guessing we have to start a new thread for 2014
there's Le Chop Montreal that's been going since January 6th. ends on February 28th. http://tomnacosgroup.com/lechopmtl/
3 course meals ranging from $19 to $27. the participating restaurants are Decca 77, Newtown, Guido & Angelina, Atelier Argentine and Wienstein & Gavino
January 19: vietnamese têt celebration at pierre charbonneau centre (viau metro station)
January 26: vietnamese têt food fair at the vietnamese church, 1420 Bélanger Est in the basement. starts around 10am. the best dishes are always sold out in the first hour or so
I'll have to get to the church one (walking distance...). Thanks!
Very close by, on the opposite (north) side of Bélanger, there is a shop that makes good corn tortillas. Forget its name...
little italy happy hours 5pm to 7pm ($15) every thursday, starts today and ends April 3rd, http://petiteitalie.com/events.html
23/01/2014 Pizzeria Corneli - 6741, boul. Saint-Laurent Tél. 514.325.1300;
30/01/2014 Restaurant Impasto - 48, rue Dante Tél. 514.508.6508;
06/02/2014 Restaurant Inferno – 6850, rue Saint-Dominique Tél. 514.274.0666;
13/02/2014 Brama Trattoria moderna – 6701, boul. Saint-Laurent Tél. 514.270.6701;
20/02/2014 Ristorante Pomodoro – 6834, boul. Saint-Laurent Tél. 514.667.3867;
27/02/2014 Café Via Dante – 251, rue Dante Tél. 514.270.8446;
06/03/2014 Café Epoca – 6778, boul. Saint-Laurent Tél. 514.276.6569;
13/03/2014 Restaurant Lucca – 12, rue Dante Tél. 514.278.6502;
20/03/2014 Nicola Travaglini Aliments Fins – 152, av. Mozart Est Tél. 514.419.8969;
27/03/2014 Café Conca D'oro - 184, rue Dante Tél. 514.495.0134;
03/04/2014 Café Internazionale – 6714, Boul. St. Laurent Tél. 514.495.0067;
I've just tried the poutine at SuWu, on St. Laurent. It was the one with rosemary fries, Sortilège and maple sauce with bacon slices and bits, fried cheese curds. It was a pretty decent-sized portion for $10. Definitely worth it, but I found it too sweet, probably because the sauce was too heavy on maple syrup.
If anyone is planning on going, though, I recommend you make a reservation. It was packed tonight (I had to sit at the bar, but it was fine) and I assume it'll be even more crowded later in the week.
It looks like no one else has been in poutine mood, so here are my latest remarks:
- Imadake: their poutine is something in between an okonomiyaki and a poutine. It's interesting, but it sort of has an identity crisis. A lot of sauces going on and a bit too salty for my taste. It features squid and shrimp, but a vegetarian option is also available.
- Poutineville: just "meh". I think they have better poutines in their regular menu. The gravy was delicious but the meat was just ok, and there was just too much onion (more than potatoes, actually).
Oh, really? I really wanted to try that one, too. It just never worked out for me. Maybe it was for the best, since I would've been pretty pissed off if I went all the way across town to find it sold out...
I did try the poutine at Pub Quartier Latin last night though and I was quite surprised: it was very good. It was way smaller than the other ones (I guess if you're using more expensive ingredients you have to compensate in the quantity), but it was the best among the ones I've tasted this week.
sugar shack at Les Éclusiers par Apollo in old montreal, http://www.lacabane.ca/menu.html
for their 5 year, they have the 5 previous chefs, Danny St-Pierre, Marc-André Jetté, Patrice Demers, Martin Juneau and Helena Loureiro
March 6 to April 20th
$59 for the 5 course meal service, wine extra $29, beer extra $17 (all pre-tax, tips, etc)