When you have a craving only the best will do. And we really believe that if it’s a burger you’re craving, then Hachoir is the place to go, serving some of the best burgers in the city. Located on St. Denis in the Plateau, Hachoir delivers a unique take on burgers. And if you don’t believe us, well, they recently won the judges choice of best burger for this year’s Le Burger Week.
We started with the calamari. We’ve said this many times, a lot of places will either overcook their calamari or put too much breading. Hachoir calamari we’re on point, seasoned simply with salt and pepper and served with the traditional lemon wedge. The coating was crunchy and the calamari rings and tentacles were still tender. They also served a dipping sauce which was a combination of mayonnaise, mustard and dill which was a nice change from the usual side of marinara.
When the salmon tartare arrived, our initial reaction was to complain that it was a small portion, even for an appetizer. But rest assured, it was just the right amount. The tartare is served with toasted slices of baguette and don’t be shy to ask for more if you run out. The salmon tartare is dressed with an Asian twist, using ginger, which was not at all overpowering, miso, coriander, sesame oil, and avocado purée which added a silky texture. A squeeze of the accompanied lime wedge, compliments the rest of the flavours!
Hachoir also serves a damn good chicken burger. They use chicken thighs, which has more flavour, and coat them in Panko bread crumbs for that extra crispy outer layer. The chicken burger called the HFC is then topped with pesto, tomatoes, a green olive mayo, and mozzarella; giving an Italian flair to a Southern staple. All burgers are served with a side salad and a choice of regular fries or sweet potato fries, both of which are highly addictive.
The burgers are messy, with the juice running down your arm, which may not be very lady like, but damn they’re worth it! We also tried their boar burger. Boar meat is very lean but that doesn’t mean this burger is lacking any flavour. It’s topped with sweet, caramelized onions, nutty Gruyère cheese that’s perfectly melted, and because you might get hungry, a couple onion rings topped the burger bun! This is definitely a delicious, drool-worthy burger!
Somehow, we managed to find room to share a dessert, a little cheesecake with a mixed berry compote and a delicious, salty crumb topping. The cheesecake was smooth and creamy and a little bit tart which we loved. It’s safe to say that we love Hachoir. The ambiance is great, the staff is friendly, and the food is delicious.
Our Rating: Always on Thursday
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