Wednesday, June 26, 2013


It's a Tuesday night and the dining room is filled to the rafters with young professionals. From what we gather, mostly women between the ages of 30 and 40. A great playlist of classic rock provided a relaxing soundtrack as we unwound from our workday and watched the sunset while sipping on a crisp bottle of La Soeur Cadette, a terrific and affordable chardonnay from Burgundy. It had been served a touch cold for our preference but certainly nothing a few minutes at room temperature wouldn't solve. Before long the music was drowned amidst the buzzing conversations and laughter of the crowd. Our waitress takes a moment to let us know what the specials and selection of oysters are for the night. From the illustration provided you might assume we're 5à7'ing at a chic bistro in Old Montreal, but you'd be mistaken. We're at Tuck Shop in St. Henri, a neighborhood restaurant with a dedicated following that's been left to linger on our list of places to try for far too long.