Restaurant: Brasserie Elements (Brossard, Canada)

Next up in the food adventures is a long-awaited Friday date night at a restaurant that we’ve been thinking of checking out for a while which has been only opened in the last few years called Brasserie Elements.

Brasserie Elements is for 18 and over as it is focused on its beers and cocktails while it has quite a limited but interesting menu also. You need to be aware of which days the kitchen closes at what time.

Elements Menu

I apologize that the menu is only in French but just to show you the limited choices. You can find the menu on their website. Either way, its to get an idea.

Let’s check out what we got!


Elements Blonde Beer

Avril Sour

Avril Sour

When you go to a brasserie, it wouldn’t be right to not order some kind of drink. The husband likes beers to went ahead to try their house brew blonde beer. I had a sip (because I’m not a huge beer fan) and thought it was pretty decent. Its smooth and pretty good. I had a few items on the cocktail list that I was interested in but essentially got sold on the Avril Sour which is like an Amaretto Sour except it uses a Quebec-made almond-nut liqueur. its small and delicate and tastes really good. With any sours, its always good to keep them well-portioned mostly because its pretty acidic and sometimes the different liqueurs can be too much when the quantity is too much, which is why I’m pretty happy with their flavors, the balance and the size of the drink.


Smoked BBQ Chicken Wings

Smoked BBQ Chicken Wings with peanuts and green onions

There were two things that caught my eye in the menu right from the get-go and one of those were this Smoked BBQ chicken wings with peanuts and green onions. They tasted really good. On top of that, I like the concept that they really promote the whole finger food thing so yeah, its casual and fun because there is no elegant way to eat wings without wasting a ton of meat. At least I’m not skilled that way.

Main Meal

Burger Elements

Burger Elements

The husband had the Burger Elements which has roasted shishitos, crispy shallots, cheese sauce infused with beer (not sure how to translate that). He really enjoyed it a lot but there was something in it that we couldn’t quite pinpoint.

Pulled Pork Sandwich

Pulled Pork Sandwich

I’m a huge fan of pulled pork sandwiches so chances are if they have that as an option, I’m going to choose it. This one had a lot of stuff in it or just very leaky coleslaw along with a good amount of pulled pork and with smoked BBQ sauce. It tasted absolutely fantastic even if it was a completely messy experience. I do say that the coleslaw was a bit too generous which made me not be able to finish up the also very generous portion of fries which was comparable to a mountain.


Brasserie Elements is a pretty nice place. Its laid back and casual which works very well with the menu it gives and all the kinds of beers that you can try. There’s a good selection of beers from all over and very unique ones that you probably won’t find everywhere. Other than that, the food menu is also pretty good with appetizers, main meals as well as desserts. For a brasserie, they had pretty decent service as the waitress is very attentive to make sure that we were satisfied with our food and drinks and anything else that we needed. However, with a brasserie experience comes a bit more of a noisier atmosphere. The music however was really good, at least to our tastes and the place was split a little bit more in half so the more drinking side definitely felt like they had more speakers than say the more restaurant side. Maybe it wasn’t deliberate but it definitely worked for the better for our preferences.

Restaurant Review: Panera Bread at Burlington, Vermont

During any work day, I have a really hard time getting out of bed regardless of having to wake up at only 7am but on the weekends, my body goes into auto pilot and wakes up at 6:30am no matter what time I go to bed.  Being on vacation was no exception, which was also how I managed to get in an exercise and snuck a peek out of the foggy window.


While I was working out, my friend woke up as well and as the other two were still sleeping, we decided to head out at 8:30-ish to grab a light breakfast snack.  I had tried Panera Bread in Toronto.  And I loved it, so we headed over to the one here to try it out.

Obviously everything is made with  milk so I ended up taking a croissant and a green tea.


I love croissants. They are flaky on the outside and soft on the inside. Love them! I’m so glad my bad health hasn’t had to get to me totally take butter out of my meals so I can still enjoy a croissant once in a while. This one was super delicious.

My friend got a Bear Claw.

Bear Claw

Bear Claw

She told me that she liked it a lot.  Its her first time eating one.  I obviously can’t eat it but doesn’t it look so good?

Actually, jumping ahead a bit, we all were so full on the last day that before we left, we went to Panera Bread to grab a light lunch and I got a small Rustica Penne Bolognese.  I think thats the name.

Penne Bolognese with Bread

Penne Bolognese with Bread

I don’t usually eat pasta when I’m out but this one was so awesome! I love it.  It wasn’t too salty or too much seasoning.  Everything was just right.  It was light enough to give me energy to drive back without making me tired.

Do you have Panera Bread where you are? Do you enjoy it? What pastries do you like to eat when you are at a coffee shop? Tea or Coffee?