I had heard many good things about the place from my friends but it was definitely a nice discovery. First the place is knowned for their charcuterie, sausages and award winner boudin. But it also has a nice cosy restaurant with an eclectic decor. Only a few tables and a lunch counter with a few outdoor table consist of the dining area. They are usually pretty busy so you should think of a reservation if you want to try it. We had a reservation for brunch and it was surprisingly not too busy.
They have a few choices on the menu but prepare yourself for generous portions. We had decided to share a few small dishes as well as two of their breakfast the Québécois and the Scottish. Those two dish were quite similar to the exception of boudin in the Scottish one and back bacon instead of regular bacon. Both dishes came with ham, potatoes, two eggs and rillette. They were both excellent but extremely filling, we were unable to finish all of it and had to ask them to pack the rest to go. All the meats were pretty awesome, ham was cut thin and quite tasty and I also preferred the back bacon. As for the other dishes we shared we had the saucisson brioché, the gougeres and the short ribs dumplings. They were all very good but I especially liked the dumplings which were filled with the short ribs but like pulled so only tasty meat inside. The gougeres are also good if you love cheese, this puffy paste is filled with cheese and also sits in it. As for the saucisson brioché just imagine a pig in a blanket but with way better and tastier ingredients.
This is a good spot for brunch especially like their blackboard said if you are hungover as it will give you the required grease to cure it. Very fun place to try and I will have to try it out for diner on my next visit.
BY SEBASTIEN ROBILLARD
179 St-Vallier Ouest, Quebec, QC