Herbalicious and Spicy Fish Heads from the Toqué! Restaurant Cookbook

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I should subtitle this article "How to successfully use a kitchen torch and fail at decorating fish heads." In the Toqué! restaurant cookbook, the fish heads look all pretty. It's one of the restaurant's most popular (and simplest) dishes, but it turns out that when you take a … [Read more...]

Tiradito: The Best Fish Ceviche in Montreal From a Peruvian, Gaston Acurio-Trained Chef

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I've spent a ridiculous amount of time in my life hunting for amazing ceviche, and I'm so happy to say Montreal now has a place doing a decent version with fish. Anyone (even me, even you) can do a tasty version with cooked Nordic shrimp or snow crab. But to do a raw version … [Read more...]

Montréal Plaza: Small Plates and Duck Breast

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What happens when the former chef de cuisine of Toqué! strews his beautiful mixes of ingredients, colours and flavours over tabletops in Little Italy? This: A lot of black truffles, crispy puffed rice and duck fat. And the best part? About a third of small plates, … [Read more...]

Falling in LOV

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When omnivores, carnivores and vegetarians alike are talking about a new restaurant in Montreal, it's a big deal. Because depending on your love of marinated tempeh, nutritional yeast-seasoned rice bowls and turmeric-tinged scrambled tofu, your opinion of vegan cuisine may … [Read more...]

Top 10 End-of-2016 Restaurants in Montreal

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This is a 100% subjective list of the restaurants in Montreal that earned top marks for me this year, or held strong from previous years. If it ain't broke, don't fix it. But for something new...well, go to: 1. Le Fantôme This fine dining place in Griffintown is tasting … [Read more...]