Friday, January 30, 2009

Lemeac, Montreal

I looked on Chowhound to find a place for dinner on Friday after New Year's.  We had wanted to go back to Le P'tit Plateau, but it was closed for a long holiday.   So we settled on Lemeac in the Outremont neighborhood.  It was described as a French bistro, but less trendy than Montreal's famous L'Express.  

Indeed, we were probably among the youngest people eating at the place that night.  We started out with bloc de foie gras as our appetizer.  It was accompanied by a pineapple compote which went really well and cut the fattiness of the foie.

I got their housemade blood pudding as my entree.  It was delicious - the texture of the blood pudding was soft and exquisite, and it was accompanied by a celery root puree that complemented the flavor of the blood really well.  The acidity of the sauce helped as well.

Redneckhunter was a little underwhelmed by his dish, which was confit of duck leg, accompanied by fingerling potatoes and wild greens.  I guess it was just not that exciting.  

We were too stuffed to order dessert.  One other thing to note about this restaurant, and about Montreal culture, is that instead of the early bird special that you'd expect to find in a restaurant whose clientele's average age is 50, Lemeac had a late night special.  After 10 pm (22:00), they had a 2 course $22 Canadian prix fixe menu.  

1045 Ave. Laurier Ouest
Outremont, Quebec
(514) 270-0999

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