Sunday, March 25, 2012

DEVILLE DINER BAR


When it comes to our eating habits, we like to think that we march to the beat of our own drum. But for the past few months the building amount of influence to go and try Deville Diner Bar has been lurking around every corner we turn. A testament perhaps to their marketing strategy, but with an increasing amount of people's opinions that we tend to hold in high regard jumping on the band wagon, we held out hope that there would be substance behind this in-your-face Deville Diner Bar blitz and that it wouldn't turn out to be another momentarily over-hyped catastrophe.

Thursday, March 8, 2012

CABANE À SUCRE AU PIED DE COCHON - 2012


Spring is right around the corner and you know what that means: wet socks, funny smells as the snow melts, that weirdo on the bus that thinks it's OK to wear shorts in March and, oh yea - chef Martin Picard's Cabane à Sucre Au Pied de Cochon has officially opened for the season! If you were lucky enough to get a seat, it's time to dig your stretchiest pair of pants out of your closet and mentally prepare yourself for the eating extravaganza of the year. Since the entire season's reservations sold out on December 1st in less than 12 hours via e-mail, at this point everyone is either deciding who makes the short list to join in on the limited capacity of their reservation or frantically trying to get in on one.

Thursday, March 1, 2012

LOCAL BELGIAN FLAVOURS AT DNA - MONTREAL HIGHLIGHTS FESTIVAL


Last year during the Highlights Festival we attended an event at DNA called "AND - Take two" that we enjoyed quite a lot, it was also one of the first posts we ever did for the blog. We have since returned to eat at DNA on a "regular" night's service (for lack of a better term) and had a truly exemplary meal that was far beyond "regular". So, when we were narrowing down and scheduling which events we would attend at this year's festival we were looking forward to returning to DNA once again. The theme and name of the event we attended last week was "Local Belgian Flavours". The menu's focus was on the bounty and product of two Belgian gentlemen who have established businesses in Québec and made this province their home. One, a goat farmer named Bernard Petit, the other Gerard Mathar from Gaspésie Sauvage, a foraging collective and supplier of wild edible produce from the Gaspésie region. Both men were present on the night of the event and were happy to say hello to customers and answer any questions people had about the products being used.