Monday, May 28, 2012

LIVERPOOL HOUSE


We believe that our enthusiasm for our recent visit to Liverpool House in celebration of one of our birthdays can be amply summed up in the following way: after an outstanding evening there we returned the following Saturday. So what's the big deal about returning to the same restaurant twice in two weeks you ask? Well first of all, a restaurant at this price-point twice in a month, let alone twice in 2 weeks wreaks havoc on our budget; but this would also be the first time since foodiedatenight.com started 16 months ago that we returned to the same restaurant on two consecutive Saturday nights, forsaking a perfectly good opportunity to try another restaurant on our never-ending "to-eat" list. Everything about our visit left such an exceptional impression on us that it seemed almost illogical to spend our time or money anywhere else. For lack of a better way to express the way we felt about it, we were smitten by Liverpool House's undeniable charm and felt compelled to return in haste.

Sunday, May 6, 2012

LE GROS JAMBON


In a time where many restauranteurs seem to be preoccupied with the idea of trying to reinvent the wheel, creating riffs on the concept of a classic diner, the people responsible for the popular restaurant L'Orignal in Old Montreal cut straight to the point. Their newest project, Le Gros Jambon, is a legit diner and a refreshing cool breeze of air on the repugnantly hot day of endless bastardizations of a genre of restaurant that requires no frills and even less nonsense.