August 18, 2013

Le Local (Montreal)

I found Le Local through browsing yelp, always my trusty restaurant guide. We came here for dinner after a gruesome day of biking around the Circuit Gilles Villeneuve on Île Notre-Dame. Long story short, we couldn't return our bixi bikes because all the docks were occupied and had to bike off the island and back into downtown Montreal to find a free dock. By the time it was dinner, I was exhausted astarving!
We were served some olive bread to start. There were many many chunks of olive in this bread.
Couldn't go to Montreal without at least eating one poutine! We got one to share on the side and it hit the spot.
Atlantic salmon tartar with truffle oil and lime juice ($15)
This was a friend's appetizer and she enjoyed it. I tried a bite and thought the salmon was well-seasoned and very light.
Seared foie gras, quiche Lorraine, parsnip mousseline, maple syrup and watercress ($25)
 Also not my order, but the bite I tried was very tasty, especially with all the components eaten together.
Grilled "AAA" flank steak, spiced BBQ butter, fries($27)
The guys like their steak frites so they tend to gravitate towards this choice at any French restaurant. The steak was flavourful, albeit too tough for my liking. The fries were delicious but impossible to finish!
Duck leg confit, grilled vegetable salad, poached egg, parmesan shavings, wild arugula and orange flavored mayonnaise ($24)
For the second day in a row, I had duck confit for dinner. I think that goes to show how much I love duck confit. This one was also excellent, and I enjoyed all the accompaniments. The egg was perfectly poached with a beautiful runny yolk and the grilled vegetable salad was also incredibly tasty.
All in all, it was an excellent dinner to wrap up the Montreal trip!
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