Sep 7, 2011
I was introduced this bakery by a chef who has very strong passion for high quality food and he was right.
This bakery is also a cafe and sells pastries as well. I din't try their pastries this time but I'm sure I will go back for it. I bought croissants because it was the chef's recommendation and they were so-----good! As you can see in second pnoto, it has so many layers and buttery and flaky.
We had it the next day I bought but still great but I'm sure it will be better on the day it was made. I must go back there for sure!
809 ave Laurier E
This restaurant located on St-Catherine, right in a middle of downtown but when I found this place on a map, I couldn't remember seeing neither the sign or the restaurant itself. When we reached there I knew why. The restaurant is on 2nd floor of old building and they don't have a specific sign outside. There is only a small sign that sitting on a sidewalk. The restaurant has black decor inside, it felt like we were surrounded by charcoals. I don't usually like black but felt quite nice there.
While we were waiting for my friend, we were hungry so we ordered Chicken Yakitori, which is chicken skewers with teriyaki sauce. There are many kind of Yakitori in Japan actually. There are even Yakitori restaurants and lots of Izakaya offer Yakitori as well. Here at Zenya, the chicken was very tender and teriyaki sauce was pretty good. It could have more ginger fravour though.
Anyway, Their fish portion was good and fresh, rice was cooked perfectly. I was quite happy that they didn't use cheep fake crab meat or surf clam etc...And D ordered many kinds of sushi as à la carte and he was very enjoying them. He said their sushi was plump and that something we both never experienced in any sushi restaurant in Canada.
The service was fine, I found sometimes a bit slow although, the waitress was friendly.
Their dessert menu looked very interesting but we didn't have enough time for it and we agreed to come back for sushi and dessert next time definitely.
486 rue St-Catherine W 2nd floor
Aug 22, 2011
August 13th, 2011
Their food menu is very unique and food could be hit and miss as same as any other pubs but if you are beer drinker, this is a great place to go and try their different type of beer.
Le Saint-Bock is a micro brewery pub located on St-Denis. They usually have 20 kinds of draft beer on a board and they make lot of their own beer on site. You can see a beer tank in the end of the pub.
I tried a red beer called "Offence", it had a very good balance of bitterness and richness, just what I wanted. Their food menu is very unique that not only regular pub food such as nachos, onion rings or chicken wings, they have brie fondue, Le St-graal(which is similar to tacos) and Chicago pizza. We wanted to try the Chicago pizza but they didn't make it at that night. So, we ordered Nachos with chicken and a hamburger.
Both of the food said 'gént' which means giant in french, we asked the waiter if they are THAT big but he said there aren't huge that can be shared with 2 people. Nachos were pretty much regular nachos you could have at any pub.
The burger, I don't remember exact name but it had everything, bacon, cheese, mushroom, caramelized onions, BBQ sauce and beef patty was a half pound big although, I didn't find the meat was that big. It was a pretty good burger in total but I could taste the meat wasn't that fresh.
Best thing I enjoyed from the food was the french fries. They serve fries with spicy mayonnaise and the potatoes has a light coating which makes the potatoes very crispy. Although, we went back again week after because we liked their beer, the fries weren't as good as the last time.
The waiter was very friendly and attentive but not too much. He came to us when we needed and didn't bother us other time. On a second visit, we had a good waitress and the beer was great as well. Their food could be hit and miss as same as any other pubs but if you are beer drinker, this is a great place to go and try their different type of beer.
1749 Rue St-Denis