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


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...]

MTL a Table and the Best Restaurants for Dinner, Lunch and Brunch

MTL a table

It's Montreal restaurant week time again – that magical part of the year when a week is defined as 11 days (Oct. 29 to Nov. 8, 2015).* All the better for us, since that means four more days of prix fixe menus at some of Montreal's top restaurants. Most restaurants give two … [Read more...]

Lavanderia: Antonio Park’s South American Meat Emporium in Westmount


Every review of Antonio Park's Lavanderia seems to mention the parillada completa – the mixed grill of homemade chorizo, crisp-skinned fish, marinated cornish hen, beef short ribs, lamb shank, beef and charred broccoli, cauliflower and celery root that comes to the table on a … [Read more...]

Stewed Alpaca and Peruvian Fine Dining at Mochica Restaurant in Montreal

Alpaca adobo stew braised in chicha de jora with Peruvian chili peppers

It's actually a homestyle Peruvian dish, believe it or not. The alpaca adobo stew above, I mean. Go into the mountains of Northern Peru and you won't find any platings of the dish with edible flowers, balsamic gels and foie gras foams. The people of Piura would give you blank … [Read more...]



A few weeks ago I discovered a new restaurant on avenue du Parc. That in itself is exciting since recently it's more likely to see a restaurant closing than opening in the construction0heavy area. But with construction stopped for the holiday season (to encourage business in the … [Read more...]