Le Blumenthal I

In the heart of the Quartier des Spectacles, in the Maison du Festival building, Le Blumenthal restaurant is slowly emerging as a go-to spot for tourists, locals and artists alike.  And all with good reason.  First, the team behind the project is talented and experienced, and second, the food is delicious. And you know how much we love delicious food 😉

We were invited to the media launch of Le Blumenthal, filled with local celebrities enjoying the beautiful interior and large terrace.  Behind the bar was none other than Nectar Mixologie’s Lawrence Picard mixing up some delicious cocktails that we thoroughly enjoyed

Chef Rémi Brunelle, formerly of Leméac, prepared several small dishes for us to sample throughout the event.  Everything that we tried was delicious, and both the full lunch and dinner menus boasts more traditional brasserie fare that we look forward to trying!

“Chou kale façon César, crevettes Nordiques” 12$

We started with a kale Caesar salad, served with battered and fried Nordic shrimp.  The shrimp were plentiful and crisp, the lardons added that lovely salty flavour, and large Parmesan shavings gave the salad just the right amount of salt.  This was a great start

“Betteraves, ricotta maison, cresson” 12$

Along the large middle table were several little bites, including small cubes of yellow beets, topped with creamy, homemade ricotta, a very thin slice of red beet with watercress and caviar for garnish.  It was a nice change to see beets paired with ricotta instead of the usual goat cheese we’ve become accustomed to.

“Tartare de saumon, avocat, chip de bagel” 14$

You can’t have a brasserie without a tartare dish and on this media night, we sampled the salmon tartare.  What we loved was that it was served on a bagel chip instead of regular toasted baguette.  It complimented the avocado cream and the fresh salmon.

“Hambourgeois de boeuf, cheddar de l’île au Grue, Dijonnaise” 19$

You can’t go wrong with a burger and at Le Blumenthal, they do it right!  We had mini beef sliders dressed simply with melted cheese, dijonnaise and arugula for a peppery bite.  The meat was tender and the bread did not fall apart, which is always nice when trying to eat like a lady in public!

Special: Slaw with roasted shredded duck

Lastly, we had shredded duck on a bed of Asian slaw.  The slaw was still crunchy and the duck was delicious, with little bits of crispy skin.  The vinaigrette was bright and well balanced; this is one dish that we could not get enough of.

Le Blumenthal has a lot going for it: great location in the heart of Place des Arts, a great team, and delicious food that has us already planning a trip back to enjoy their full menu.

http://www.leblumenthal.ca/
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