Restaurant: Bistro Le Méchant Loup

Next restaurant trip with friends was an evening after we went to check out the Sessions 375 x Ile Soniq. I talked about that in the Weekly Adventures here.

Le Méchant Loup

Le Mechant Loup is a bistro restaurant with French-inspired dishes and a seasonal menu in a cozy and casual environment. I have been there before.

Special of the Day

Le Mechant Loup

Salmon Tartare

Thursday night specials is a tartare dish, meal portion, is at $10. I went with Phoebe (aka Starry Traveler) and her family and she loves a good tartare. Luckily, she’s been there a few times also and have enjoyed it.

Dinner

Le Mechant Loup

Euro Dog with Fries (on charcoal BBQ)

I’m a sucker for hot dogs, even if I fully know that getting them at restaurants are super overpriced. However, this is the seasonal BBQ menu and its a chorizo sausage with some nice coleslaw with dijon mustard as garnish with some fries. It tasted really good. Maybe not like $15 good but still I enjoyed it quite a bit. The $15 was for the great time with friends.

Le Mechant Loup

Le Mechant Loup

Le Mechant Loup

The Starry Traveler family took the faux filet mignon tacos dish. It was definitely a meal, with their tacos and a variety of sauces. This was also a BBQ menu so it was also done on charcoal BBQ. It had the corn cobs as well.

Overall…

Le Mechant Loup is a nice place to hang out. This was my second visit and Starry Traveler’s family’s third (I think) and it always been a decent time from what it sounds like and the fact that they suggested we head there also. The seasonal menu is a really nice attraction plus various days of the weeks have different specials that make it worth the visit even more. The service is great and the staff very friendly and helpful. The decor is nice and cozy. Its not a big space but it has a nice atmosphere.

MTL a Table: Bistro-Brasserie Les Soeurs Grises

MTL a Table finally done as of this past Sunday. In a final attempt to give a brunch a shot, my friends decided to go out for one last little trip out! Well, a post I saw about the recommended brunches just made me want to go eat one of them so much and the Bistro-Brasserie Les Soeurs Grises just looked phenomenal in the article that I’m happy they agreed.

Let’s wrap up MTL a Table in style!

Bistro-Brasserie Les Soeurs Grises

Bistro-Brasserie Les Soeurs Grises

MTL a Table Brunch

First service

Mimosa with Prosecco
(another option is mimosa with beer)

Bistro-Brasserie Les Soeurs Grises

One word for this: YUM! I love mimosas. Probably because I don’t usually have them when I go out for breakfast.

 Second service

Bistro-Brasserie Les Soeurs Grises

Toutiere du Lac St. Jean (Pie pan of Lac St-Jean with deer, ox and boar, country bread, wild boar bacon jam and seasonal fruits)

Bistro-Brasseries Les Soeurs Grises

Burger des Soeurs (Pretzel Bread, blueberries wild boar sausage, aged cheddar cheese, egg, fruit mayonnaise, lettuce, tomato salsa Kumato and seasonal fruits and brown chopped potatoes)

Bistro-Brasseries Les Soeurs Grises

Pancake and Gravlax (Thin pancake with gravlax and smoked Matane shrimp, dill cream, flying fish egg, apple and fennel salad, smoked potato salad and seasonal fruits)

I had the tourtiere du Lac St. Jean for this one. The other choices, without the lactose portion just would seem incomplete. But then, I had my eye on this option. I don’t think it was on the menu displayed on MTL a Table site. Just to show that, you can never be sure about a menu until you give it a chance for these events. For those who don’t know, Tourtiere is something of a traditional Quebec food. It is pretty much a meat pie. Some people prefer to eat it with ketchup. I do that sometimes. If you look at this one, they really changed up the formula. The meat is different and the presentation as well. It was so awesome! Right from the meat in the pan to the bacon jam. As for the other options, the pancake and gravlax was delicious as well. My friend enjoyed that one. Her husband took the burger and I think it was decent as well.

In Addition…

bistro-brasserie les soeurs grises

The winner of the show for my friends was maybe the side of pretzel bread that we got. It was not only cute to look at but also tasted really good. I personally think they could have gotten another one.

Overall… Bistro-Brasserie Les Soeurs Grises is a winner. The brunch was the best meal out of the four places we checked out. You can argue that I’ma brunch lover so a little biased but this place has heart, great atmosphere, located in a nice part of town and the service was great. Really not much to complain about. I just want to go out to eat there again and try something else on their menu.

MTL a Table: 1000 Grammes Bistro Glouton et Traiteur

Onwards with the next MTL a Table (aka TASTE MTL) to the next restaurant last night!

After work , I had a bit of a boot crisis and had a little time to do some shoe shopping before walking down St Catherine street from Complexe Desjardins all the way eastward to around Beaudry metro station and past another block in the Village to get to this cozy, casual and dimly lit restaurant called 1000 Grammes.

The first thing you go in is the atmosphere of the restaurant.  The decor is very nice.  There’s a little cuteness to it.

Starry Traveler’s husband was there before her as she was held up at a meeting.  Since I wasn’t sure when she was being there, I decided to order a glass of Rose wine: Domaine de Gournier ($6.50 a glass).

The set 3 course meal at 1000 Grammes was $19.  The service was extremely friendly and welcoming.  They came by to give us bread two times.  It would’ve been nice if the bread was warm but it did have a nice chewy texture.

Lets look at the meal. Other than the 25 sorts of desserts available that I couldn’t show here.  We all chose different items so that we could try it all 🙂

APPETIZERS

1000 Grammes Mtl a table

Mini meat pie with chutney

1000 Grammes

Close-up of mini meat pie

My appetizer was the mini meat pie with chutney.  This was melt in my mouth delicious. The taste is very well for the meat inside the pie.  It was a really good start to the meal.  I don’t eat raw, so I passed my salad over to the man of the table.  The chutney was quite good as well made from tomatoes.

1000 Grammes Mtl a table

Snails in puff pastry with mushroom sauce

MAIN COURSE

1000 Grammes MTL a table

Seafood lasagna with white wine bechamel

1000 Grammes Mtl a table

Goulash

1000 Grammes Mtl a table

Old-fashioned pork roast

Old fashioned pork roast was my main course choice. The veggies were done perfect, not that whole crunchy half-cooked business that I absolutely hate.  It was soft but not overcooked.  It wasn’t seasoned a lot which was a good balance to the salty and chewy pork roast.   Not exactly my favorite pork that I’ve tasted but the veggies made up for the high sodium level in the pork.

DESSERT

1000 Grammes

Choco-Praline Cake

1000 Grammes MTL a table

Cheesecake (forgot what type but looks like pecan)

1000 Grammes

Apple Pie (made in restaurant)

I always hesitate a little when it comes to desserts because even if there is 25 choices, some places don’t carry even one dessert that is lactose-free.  I’m lactose intolerant so I can still eat butter.  Its really just milk products that slaughter me.  My choice was only with apple pie, after chatting with the man who makes the pies made in-house.  Such a friendly and charismatic man.  The apple pie was delicious! Just so perfect.  It wasn’t too sweet, the pastry was yummy.

If only I could make a pie from scratch and have it look (and taste) like that.

Overall, appetizer and dessert were fantastic.  I had little issues with the main course but kudos to make perfectly cooked veggies. The service was nice, the atmosphere was good.  One thing I had issues with was the heat.  I was sitting under this halogen spotlight and I was burning up.  Its not hot outside and actually pretty chilly and I was sweating like crazy.  LED lights are your best friends.  These investments will work in the long run. Just a friendly suggestion 🙂

Are you dining at any of the TASTE MTL restaurants? Any other events in Montreal that peaks your interest?