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Montreal, two questions (tourtiere & Laval)

I ran a search on the internet and it seems that tourtière is a rather generic term. In and around Montreal it's used to describe a plain and simple meat pie. In Lac St-Jean, where i'm from, it's more of a complete meal and it's basically kind of a stew comprised of what we call tourtière meat (a ground preparation of beef, pork and veal. during hunt season it can be moose, hare, partridge), cubed potatoes, onions and different broths depending on the family recipe. all this wrapped in dough and cooked several hours. It's really difficult to find it here and around montreal other than if you know someone from lac st-jean. there a restaurant though that has a pretty decent one, from saguenay though which is a close recipe the difference being the meat is cubes and not ground, and the restaurant is Chez Clo on Ontario street. I don't know if they're serving it throughout the year though.

Jan 14, 2007
mrkode in Quebec (inc. Montreal)

Need help: Montréal recommendations

I just want to set something straight about tourtière, being from Lac St-Jean, where the tourtière was invented. The word tourtière is more than often misused in Montréal to name a simple meat pie. Tourtière is a meal comprised of ground or cube meat, hashed potatoes, onions and different broths depending on the family recipe cooked slowly covered with dough. So don't get misled by Montrealers calling a simple meat pie tourtière. With that being said, the only place I found in Montreal that has real tourtière is Chez Clo on Ontario street in the hochelaga neighborhood.

Jan 14, 2007
mrkode in Quebec (inc. Montreal)

best chocolates in montreal?

In my opinion the best chocolates are at La maison Cakao. Very little place, everything's hand made right there, you can smell what's cooking when you enter. Their cookies are awesome as well and Edith the owner is wonderful and very easy on the eye ;o) It's at 5090 Fabre.

Jan 14, 2007
mrkode in Quebec (inc. Montreal)