- John Green
While in Cambridge recently, I ate at Didi Emmons' "Veggie Planet." I had a great squash and goat cheese pizza, and realized that I don't know anyplace in Montreal that does innovative or interesting pizzas. Suggestions?
(If you go to Boston, I highly recommend VP. I've now eaten at 3 different restaurants run by Didi, and the food is always well done, interesting and cheap. Woo-hoo!)
Hmm, interesting observation, John. Pinoli (formerly on CDN and Monkland, now only on Monkland) has a small line of self-styled "gourmet" pizzas, some of which are mildly adventurous: snails, tomato sauce, garlic and mozz; chevre, dried tomatoes, spinach, grilled peppers and mozz; etc. But I've never seen squash on an Italian pie in Montreal, or anything like some of the more tantalizing pizzas in, say, Chez Panisse Pasta, Pizza and Calzone (squid and red peppers; fennel and mussels; crawfish and yellow tomatoes; truffle and fontina; duck confit and pearl onions; onion confit, walnuts and anchovies; caramelized onions, potato, wild mushrooms, raclette and rosemary; etc.--I'm suddenly very hungry). I'm also surprised that I've yet to find a resto that serves tarte flambée, the great Alsatian "pizza." Looks like you've found yet another surprising gap in Montreal's foodie credentials.