Went there for an amazing dinner with Alex, Ari, and C last night. Located near Atwater Market and Westmount. The proprietors are famous Montrealers – they own three restaurants all in a row on Notre Dame – the famous Joe Beef, Liverpool House, and McKiernan Pub. I’m always a bit encouraged to speak English when the title of the restaurant is actually in English. These restaurants are seemingly always on Montreal Top 10 lists, so we had to check it out. They mainly specialize in Italian and French inspired dishes.
I forgot my camera but holy marbles. We all shared, and thank goodness. So many goodnesses. Ricotta gnocchi with gorgonzola cream and truffles, shrimp salad, oysters with a great mignonette for appetizers. For mains, I had a pancetta wrapped rabbit with potato puree with fried sage and the best jus. Sublimers. Cara had one of their staples – linguine with lobster and green peas. Lobster was a bit overdone but still amazing. Ari had veal kidney – brave soul, turned out to be rich and quite good (“a darker richer calamari”). Alex had onglet tacos with cilantro, black bean, and fixins.