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Café Via Dante menu

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Apr 11, 2014
jptimbaud in Quebec (inc. Montreal)

Cabane a sucre Au Pied de Cochon

not necessary. they provide.

Feb 19, 2014
jptimbaud in Quebec (inc. Montreal)

Opening/Closings January to March 2014

"Le Maitre du Dumpling" chinese dumplings at 77 Jean-Talon Est at Sainte-Dominique. I've got high hopes that this will become a good pitstop post-JTM. Not open yet and the windows are covered up so you can't really see inside. Will keep monitoring and report back :)

Feb 08, 2014
jptimbaud in Quebec (inc. Montreal)

Jiu Xiang Yuan (Parc Ex). New Dumpling Resto

I've got a name for you all "Le Maitre du Dumpling" at 77 Jean-Talon Est. Not open yet and the windows are covered up so you can't really see inside. Will keep monitoring and report back :)

Feb 08, 2014
jptimbaud in Quebec (inc. Montreal)

Jiu Xiang Yuan (Parc Ex). New Dumpling Resto

@lagatta, That's it. On the north side of Jean-Talon, between Ste-Dominique and Casgrain. Right now I think it's a central (?) american place and the dumpling place. To be confirmed... @Zeim1, I will let you know.

Jan 30, 2014
jptimbaud in Quebec (inc. Montreal)

Jiu Xiang Yuan (Parc Ex). New Dumpling Resto

I did takeout last night too! I also had the wood-ear and zucchini which was delicious and the shrimp and egg which was very good (although my recollection of an egg-y dumpling at Mei Xiang Yuan was a bit better). My only beef was the extra 0.50 for a steamed order: if you don't pay, do they come boiled and all broken apart?. Both my dumplings were classified "veg", ie would not hold together if boiled. All in all, thrilled that there is now a dumpling place closer to home. BTW there is a sign for another dumpling place that is not opened yet on the ground floor of those condos corner St-Dominique and Jean-Talon.

Jan 29, 2014
jptimbaud in Quebec (inc. Montreal)

Birthday Dinner for 12 - Suggestions?

Do you mean Pastaga?

Jan 16, 2014
jptimbaud in Quebec (inc. Montreal)

WHERE CAN I FIND REALLY GOOD FRIED CHICKEN IN THE BASKET?

My vote goes to TK Resto Bar

Nov 27, 2013
jptimbaud in Quebec (inc. Montreal)

Anything food worthy in and around Anjou ?

Akita (6985 Jarry East, in the old Thai Japon place) has very decent sushi (best I've found in the area). The owner/sushi chef was previously at Shodan. I did not try anything from the kitchen.

Nov 13, 2013
jptimbaud in Quebec (inc. Montreal)

Martelli Pasta

I saw some last weekend at the Bourassa in St-Jovite.

Nov 08, 2013
jptimbaud in Quebec (inc. Montreal)

Martelli Pasta

have you tried Berchicci? http://berchicci.ca/

Sep 30, 2013
jptimbaud in Quebec (inc. Montreal)

HUGE hamburger restaurant (feeds 4-6 people?)

Copoli? Their's would feed 3 at most.

There's the Monster sandwich at Zaz Bar and el Zaziummm? They give you a T-shirt if you finish it, but it's not enough to feed 6 people!

Sep 20, 2013
jptimbaud in Quebec (inc. Montreal)

prepared foods? for everyday eating

at comptoir du chef, with the loyalty card, the 13th meal is free (kpaxonite, maybe you have an old card?)

after 2pm on Friday, it's buy one, get one -50% at the Metcalfe branch (don't know about the other ones)

Sep 04, 2013
jptimbaud in Quebec (inc. Montreal)

Mid priced tasting menu?

Mezcla, 400 Coups and Park come to mind in your price range although the portions are just normal as opposed to large.

Aug 29, 2013
jptimbaud in Quebec (inc. Montreal)

IN MONTREAL.DESPERATELY SEEKING "DOAH" MIDDLE EASTERN SPICE BLEND > HELP?!

I think what you are looking for is also called dukkha or dukkah. Epices de Cru has a version.

Aug 19, 2013
jptimbaud in Quebec (inc. Montreal)

ISO Montreal's best milkshake

Au Pied de Cochon's, made with home-made maple syrup toffee

Aug 15, 2013
jptimbaud in Quebec (inc. Montreal)

Fresh Clams?

Kim Phat

Aug 15, 2013
jptimbaud in Quebec (inc. Montreal)

Anything food worthy in and around Anjou ?

- capucine (in the marie-victorin cegep sports complex)
- burger at Ciociaro
- pasta-a-go-go
- panini at pizzeria etcetera

Jul 29, 2013
jptimbaud in Quebec (inc. Montreal)
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Great value - Grilled Fish/Seafood- Espadon -7505 St Hubert

Jul 22, 2013
jptimbaud in Quebec (inc. Montreal)

Iwaki Jardin

I didn't notice

Jul 19, 2013
jptimbaud in Quebec (inc. Montreal)

Iwaki Jardin

well hello again :)

Jul 19, 2013
jptimbaud in Quebec (inc. Montreal)

Iwaki Jardin

This place was amazing. 6 courses for $25.95. The quality and variety you get are absolutely amazing, especially considering the price-point they offer. The service I got yesterday was very attentive, not slow at all, but there were only 2 other patrons aside from the two of us. The courses were served on plates to share, except the noodle salads (we each got a bowl). We were served, much to our delight:

- a 1st course of amuses: melon salad served in a shooter glass, potato salad presented in a half cherry tomato, salmon tartare in an endive leaf, a few edamame, a few gorgeous slices of lemony octopus dressed in a miso sauce, and a plump shrimp sitting on top of a wakame and cucumber salad

- chilled soba salad

- white tuna tataki (was not escolar!!)

- sizzling beef plate

- four delectable bite-sized seafood okonomiyaki

- a beautiful bowl of chilled somen

We also ordered two extra dishes ($9 each) and left it up to the chef to decide what we would be eating (not because the portions were too small, but because my dining companion is an ogre). We got:

- some lovely gyoza and a sort of meat patty (porc?) dressed in a sweetish katsu sauce

- agedashi tofu with minced pork

Washed everything down with some Asahi.

Only downside: with this stiffling heat wave, sitting in the tiny locale without AC would have been very uncomfortable, there was not even the slightest breeze with the door wide open. We opted for the terrasse. I hesitated to share this jewel with you all, wanting selfishly to keep it all to myself, but these people deserve great success. Run, don't walk, to Iwaki!

Jul 19, 2013
jptimbaud in Quebec (inc. Montreal)

Places that offer an affordable steak

Marven's. With the sides, and considering their generous portions, the plate is enough for 2!

Jul 08, 2013
jptimbaud in Quebec (inc. Montreal)

Is little sheep still open?

New Vietnamese hot pot all-you-can-eat on Jean-Talon between Sainte-Dominique and Casgrain (don't remember the name). A few Vietnamese restaurants have come and gone in that location, which is the ground floor of a condo complex built a few years back. think I remember seeing something like $19 per person. I have not tried it but it was about half-full of people yesterday, which is a good sign considering it's a huge space.

Jun 07, 2013
jptimbaud in Quebec (inc. Montreal)

Bar with Poutine plus good beer/cocktail selection

Yes. Their online menu is not current, it seems.

May 21, 2013
jptimbaud in Quebec (inc. Montreal)

Bar with Poutine plus good beer/cocktail selection

+ 1 for Vices et Versa (pourvoyeur does not have good beer)

May 14, 2013
jptimbaud in Quebec (inc. Montreal)

Best Brazilian chuarascaria in Montreal?

There is "Rodizio Brasil" in the Old Port http://rodiziobrasil.ca/wp/

And there is Restaurant Argentino in Rosemont that does an all-you-can eat meat deal

I'd also be interested to hear what others have to say would be "the best". Thanks.

May 13, 2013
jptimbaud in Quebec (inc. Montreal)

Café Plume: Since when it is OK to ask a customer to leave before they finish their food?

Towards the end of 2nd para: " I look around to the sea of laptop jockeys and wonder why I am singled out. She insists that this is not personal and she has to turn tables and there are people waiting."

Apr 03, 2013
jptimbaud in Not About Food

Café Plume: Since when it is OK to ask a customer to leave before they finish their food?

+1

Apr 01, 2013
jptimbaud in Not About Food

Montreal - long airport layover, suggestions?

It's a small city so I'd rent a car (if you have the funds...) and that way you would not be limited to where public transportation can take you. in 10 hours, you've got time for basically anything you want to do, don't need to stay close to the airport (which is not very interesting anyways). i found $43 on Hotwire for a day's rental. Considering it's $38 flat fee (one-way) cab ride downtown, renting is worth it. Public transportation downtown will take you about 45 minutes vs. a 20 minute car ride if there is no traffic. So, for me, $43 is not much considering I'd be able to leave my carry-on in the trunk while exploring!

Mar 14, 2013
jptimbaud in Quebec (inc. Montreal)