Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Restaurant Le Plaza, Montreal

The TIGBG group spent Saturday after Canada Day watching all the activity at our hotel, ITHQ, because it was the site of a visit by Prince William & Kate. We left for dinner past the throngs of royal watchers to the quiet neighborhood along St. Hubert to Restaurant Le Plaza.
Le Plaza makes a menu that is considered more old school Quebecois cuisine, and we opted to eat a less heavy menu as we had Joe Beef the previous evening, and Au Pied De Cochon ths next night.
We started with a pair of salads: spinach salad with crab, croutons, avocado & lardons and a tomato salad on top of a grilled ricotta cake.
The foie gras preparation of the day was a delicious tart of foie gras with poached pear. We also shared the house charcuterie plate which was all seafood including house smoked salmon & eel, and a really good shrimp confit.

We then ordered two large tartare preparations. First was the traditional beef tartare with frites. It was really good with a great balance of beef, pickles, hot sauce and raw egg.
The second tartare was made with Arctic char and mixed with a little mayo, cucumber and dill.

For dessert we ordered a set of "whoopie pies". There was the traditional chocolate cookie with cream. One was a lemon cookie, and the third was inspired by Elvis- banana cookie with peanut butter and bacon filling.
We also got the Yankee toast, not the French toast, which was covered with molasses and vanilla ice cream. This was delicious, but I wanted more ice cream to go with the toast.

6230, rue Saint-Hubert
Montreal, QC

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