By Sebastien Robillard @fashionbpm firstname.lastname@example.org
Since I’ve experience the food at Le P’tit Plateau I have been trying to alternate my choice of restaurants between regular full licensed establishment and BYOB. We’re very lucky in Montreal to have so many BYOB restaurants that offer such great quality and tasty food. If you love good wines it also gives you the alternative to spend 60$-75$ on a very good bottle at the SAQ vs an average bottle at the restaurant.
Another BYOB on my list to try was Le Quartier General a French cuisine inspiration restaurant mixed with a local touch. I was extremely lucky to get a table as I had no reservation but would strongly suggest not to do the same. After been showed to our table and our bottle been uncorked, the waiter told us what was on the menu for the evening. The menu is on a blackboard and I have to say I was pretty impressed as she went on and on about the different dishes, the way they were prepared and what they came with all without looking at the board or any notes. There are about 6 appetizers and 6 main course all prepared in a specific way. You might think that knowing the menu by heart is not an accomplishment on but you don’t know how many places I’ve visited that waiters had to go to the kitchen twice just to figure out the soup of the day. You can choose from the A la Carte menu or they also have the Table d’Hote option that comes with soup or salad, appetizer, main course, desert and tea or coffee.
We both went for the Table d’Hote and after ordering our appetizers we had to ask for more time to make our choices as a lot of dishes were very tempting. I finally set my choice on the Bison Tataki and the Porcelet Gaspor while my friend took the Foie Gras Torchon and the Duck Magret. I had the soup which was a Gazpacho and my friend the salad. The Tataki was good but the portion was very small, in the end it worked out fine as we shared the appetizers and Foie Gras is pretty filling. The Foie Gras was also very good melt in your mouth soft and it didn’t feel as heavy as it can sometimes do. The Porcelet was just amazing, the tenderness of the meat, the taste and the seasoning confirmed that I had made the right choice. The duck Magret was also very tender and again the taste and seasoning were perfect, you could just taste the high quality of their ingredients. I had the Creme Brule for desert and it’s one of the few deserts I really enjoy.
This is a great place for any occasion and the staff is also super friendly, give it a try and let me know what you think.