While drafting my last blog, I had promised myself to share my top 5 supper spots in Montreal with you and ever since Sunday, I have been thinking, evaluating and reevaluating some restaurants that I would consider my top 5. There was, however, a nice turn of events last Tuesday. By pure fluke, my friend and I entered a restaurant in the Old Montreal and we were swept off our feet by their exceptional and noteworthy service, not to mention their extraordinary food and ambiance !!!
The flickering flames of the fireplace, visible to the passengers of McGill Street on a desperately cold day of January, attracted us in what appeared to be a small yet a rustic chic restaurant. Other than a seat at the big wooden bar placed in the middle of this gem, we had the option to choose our seats either in the cozy setting by the window or in the unexpected hidden cozy setting in the back of this restaurants.
As we sat at the bar, we were approached by one of the employees, extremely helpful and friendly. He was patient enough to suggest and make me taste four different types of wines before I picked my favorite one.
Without a doubt, the choices from the menu were the oysters, the salmon tartar, the beef tartar, and… the Poutine G.
Poutine G : mini potatoes, seared foie gras, veal sweetbreads, porcini sauce
I obviously stopped reading the ingredients right after I saw Foie Gras… and did not notice that porcini sauce could contain harmful ingredients for me (allergies). The moment I noticed that the ingredients may be harmful, I spoke with the waiter and the Chef, Hugues, overheard me!!!
Hugues was so nice and understanding, he brought me a glass of milk to counter the effects of my allergies, he then made me another plate of Poutine G without the harmful ingredients and he offered me a delish marshmallow dessert !!!
I therefore wanted to write this blog and talk about this gem as the service is incredible, the employees are extremely nice and the Chef … is awesome and only wants the best for his clients.
That being said, Grange – Bouffe+Vin is the restaurant I want you to try this week.
If you get a chance to go to Grange – Bouffe+Vin, let me know what you think about it by leaving a comment on this blog.
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