So I got an email with the above message, and... guess what I did...
On Sunday, I was there, one of the very first Montrealers to try out what promises to be the next talk-of-the-town.
I can't say it was love at first sight... not a big fan of apparent cinder blocks, nor of the mix of oversize marine photography and gold'n'silver walls...
But then we sat down and let the chefs send us pretty much everything on the menu. And... wow. Or rather, WOW. Seriously solid cooking. More detailed descriptions to follow shortly, but here's what we tried, in a nutshell:
|Cavatelli with foie gras|
|Scallop, pork shank, mousseline-style polenta|
|Surf'n'turf: lobster, breaded sweetbreads, eggplant purée|
|Omble de Gaspé (char) with sorrel, clams and beans.|
|Heavenly golden and crisp black cod with celeryroot purée and chorizo "croutons"|
|The only sort of boring thing: a hard-to-identify rillette (mackerel, it turns out)|
|Delightfully colourful and multi-textured "salad" of scallops, avocado mash and fun ultra crispy beet "crunchies".|
Le Filet: 219 Mount-Royal West, tel. (514) 360-6060