In the past 10+ years, I have the pleasure to travel to Montreal at least once a quarter
The creativity of Montreal’s chefs continues to shine in restaurants around town. But my all time favorite, it has to be Au Pied de Cochon, till this day, still my favorite restaurant.
Here is how I would order every time, even with a group of people. I first go for the boldest wine on the menu, then I place an order for the Cromesquis (foie gras
My dream dinner is really to have dinner at the Sugar Shack by Martin Picard (also a buddy to Anthony Bourdain). This is not any Sugar Shack, it’s the Au pied de Cochon Sugar Shack.
Driving an hr away from the city, this is a celebration to spring, every dish has maple syrup, also has the Au pied de Cochon trademark – which is pork + maple Sytrup + foie gras. They would also drizzle/pour the maple syrup on the snow and you roll it up with a wooden stick and eat like a lollipop.
You have heard enough of me talking about maple syrup, so how about maple syrup whiskey from the magnificent Quebec Sugar Maple. I have been introducing this bottle of fine Sortilege to countless friends of mine and this is quite extraordinary. Ever since I discover Sortilege over 10 years ago, I never run out of a bottle in my fridge. You can drink it straight up, on the rock, or drizzle it over ice-cream.
I love Au Pied de Cochon so much that I bought their culinary book as my coffee table book! It is witty, quirky, yet tasteful.
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