Monday, July 11, 2011

Le Comptoir Charcuterie et Vins, Montreal

On researching for the Montreal trip, I had heard some good things about Le Comptoir Charcuterie et Vins, another recently opened restaurant that specialized in small plates of housemade charcuterie. Le Comptoir translates to "counter", and we sat at the main counter that evening, watching the food prep area that was on the other side.
We started with a large charcuterie plate. All the items are made at La Comptoir. We had their pâté de foie gras, saucisson sec, sopresseta, country pâté, and chorizo. We had something else that was lot like scrapple- very liver-y- seared so it was crunchy on the outside, mushy inside. Fougoo really liked the house made cumin mustard, and bought a jar to take home.
Their menu is listed on a chalkboard, and highlight what is seasonal and available. We ordered two items to share. First was a beef heart confit served chilled topped with a salad of octopus & potatoes with a red wine emulsion.
Second, we had a boudin tart with a shallot confit, bacon and "soft boiled egg". The boudin was nice and creamy, and tasted great with the shallots.
For dessert, we got a marquise au chocolat with strawberries, rhubarb and a hazelnut tuile.
Le Comptoir makes me wish there were more restaurants following the same low key style with amazing no nonsense food and casual atmosphere. I know I'll be back next time I'm in Montreal.

4807 Boulevard Saint-Laurent
Montréal, QC

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