BY SEBASTIEN ROBILLARD
This is one of the restaurants that was on my list to try. If you watch cooking shows you probably know chef Jamie Oliver and him partnering up with Chef Derek Dammann to open up this restaurant created a lot of talks. The concept behind the restaurant is British gastropub with a laid back atmosphere.
As the restaurant is very popular it’s hard to just show up for diner so I gave it a shot for brunch. Lucky for us there was tables or space at the bar. Menu is written on a piece of paper and gives you the specials of the day. Decor is pretty cool been a mix of pub and in my terms “hunting lodge” style.
While looking over the menu we decided to first try their apple turnover and scone. I’m not usually a fan of scones but this one was not dry and had a great balance between bread and muffin. The turnover was also very good with an undeniable taste of butter mixed with the flaky paste and the right balance of apple filling.
As for brunch we both decided to go the same way and had the Duck Wings Confit. I have to say I was surprised at the description as I would not have thought there would be a lot of meat on the wings. But for a first time try I’m wondering why there are not more restaurants offering that part of the duck, hats off to Maison Publique on that one. If you like Duck Confit it’s the same thing but with a little less meat which was great for brunch. It was also as juicy and I honestly was expecting it to be on the dryer side.
An overall great experience and I still have to hit them up for diner as they have some very interesting dishes on the menu.
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3 thoughts on “Maison Publique”
A lot a people say is one of the best in Montreal. One more to add In our book rendez-vous ! Thank ` s for sharing.
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