- ForkinMouth Aug 15, 2001 05:03 PM
Is anyone familiar with this new restaurant in the Hotel Saint-Paul, whose chef is the highly regarded Claude Pelletier? I'd like to know whether to include it on my "list" for an upcoming fall visit.
Been there twice. First time we were 6 for dinner and we were all satisified with only minor complaints. All the appetizers were fresh and seasonal. We all had fish main courses, including a very good slow cooked wild white alaskan salmon which was the winner. One person had monkfish which the waiter described as roasted but it was fried and overcooked. Desserts are overconstructed and disappointing.I don't know if there is a sommelier and our waiter had no expertise.
Was back for lunch this week and was very satisfied. Nice salads, smaller portions and quick service.
The room is in a newly opened boutique hotel, very nice and airy with Asian influence.
Over all there is more style than substance but for Montreal ( which has many restaurants but few innovations) this is a good bet.