Last year I missed the deadline for the sugar shack reservation at Pied de Cochon. When a friend told me she had a reservation for the fall menu I was super happy and could not wait to try it.
The fall menu that they offered this year had an Italian inspiration. I was always told that there was a lot of food but even as I was prepared for the feast my stomach was not. Below is what the menu was and this was not a one dish or another it was everything on the menu.
Bolognese and foie gras Passatelli soup
Ciambella Salata and Bomba sauce
Home made burrata cheese with seasonal fruits, tomatoes, basil, mint and plum dressing.
Gnoccis 5 ways : potatoes/ricotta cheese, squash, cauliflower/basil/spinach, parsnip and beetroot/pecorino toscquo. Served with a cacciatore sauce.
Eggplants a la parmigiana. ½ fried and ½ grilled, marinated with balsamic. Dry ham, parmesan cheese and marinara sauce.
Elena’s Timpano Lasagna with Zitis, polpette, cotechino, peperonata, fromage de Charlevoix and hard boiled eggs.
Braised tripes ragout (milanaise style) with red wine, lingot white beans, tomatoes, italian sausages with fennel in a poultry and pig broth.
Beef Tournedos brochettes wrapped in bacon slap, roasted on the BBQ. Served with green peppers stuffed with Farotto (spelt risotto), and also served with cabbage and foie gras beignets.
Strawberry tart with strawberry pastry cream, pink pepper panna cotta and balsamic meringue.
Sfogliatelle : Italian pastry filled with ricotta cheese and honey cream. Served on honey caramelized apples.
Frozen cake with layers of blackcurrent ice cream, olive oil ice cream, morello cherries sorbet and shortbread. Served with white chocolate and a dash of olive oil.
When we made it to desert I was already full, actually I did tap out when we got to the lasagna but I still had to try a piece.
This is a super fun experience and especially if you are with friends. Considering you get all that food and that they even give you containers to bring the leftovers home it’s definitely worth it. Obviously you have to look at their website to get an idea of when reservation open www.cabane.aupieddecochon.ca and don’t waste a day thinking about it or you’ll be too late.
BY SEBASTIEN ROBILLARD