Thursday, May 26, 2011

L'EAU À LA BOUCHE


This long weekend we decided to celebrate a special occasion by treating ourselves to a 2 night, 3 day stay at Chef Anne Desjardins' Restaurant-Hotel-Spa L'Eau à la Bouche. One of only a handful of dining rooms designated to be a restaurant of a grand chef relais and chateaux, amongst other very exclusive company such as restaurant Toque! in Montreal, this destination is truly a cut above the rest. A family business started in 1979 Chef Anne Desjardins and her husband Pierre Audette opened the doors of this restaurant and hotel to produce the best possible cuisine highlighting seasonality, Quebec produce and tranquility in the heart of the Laurentians. Today their son Emmanuel has has joined the kitchen team and recently they have added a spa facility to their property.

Sunday, May 15, 2011

LES 400 COUPS


On Friday and only Friday restaurant Les 400 Coups offers a lunch menu. Either 2 courses, appetizer and main for 20$ or 3 courses including dessert for 25$. Considering that mains alone in this Old Montreal hot spot usually sell for an average of 25$ on their dinner menu, it seemed like a deal that was not to be missed. The restaurant is on Notre-Dame East near Marché Bonsecours, as we enter the restaurant we notice that every table is occupied, most with what we presume based on their attire to be the local business crowd.