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  1. I had this kinda of service problem at Toqué in the past. It can be awesome or really poor, you just never know.
  2. gruyere, Milos is the only place in town to do so. Sushi places brings young people as well and anyway, there is a huge difference between Milos who's the best fish place in town and there is only one like it.
  3. You do not understand? There is no money in Montreal to import fish from around the world at crazy prices on a regular basis since clients are not ready to pay for it. There is seriously no great sushi place in Montreal, some are good but not great. Montreal is more like France and France is not reputated for sushi restaurants. Bistro tendencies is huge in Montreal and it's what we got. As restaurant wise, Montreal is way better than São Paulo IMHO.
  4. I really like Tri me too! I used to like Juni but I have not been in a long time.
  5. Manni oil is now available in extremely small quantities at Fromagerie Yannick.
  6. Cheval Blanc 1947 (a perfect bottle from Chez Nicolas) Yquem 2001 Lafite Rothschild 2003 Domaine de la Romanée-Conti, La Tâche 1990 Domaine Marey-Monge, Romanée-St-Vivant 1971 Mouton Rothschild 1945 (a perfect bottle) Domaine Leroy, Clos de la Roche 1995 Trimbach, Clos Ste-Hune 1999 Domaine Leflaive, Bâtard-Montrachet 1996
  7. It's Anti St-Laurant but brings the same people. Staff from Time work there, for me it's a little too much party.
  8. Bon Appetit Cookbooks, all the restaurants you named are good but not out of this world. The image is important on some occasion and these restaurants are not enough classy for some special moments. And for sure, Garde Manger and APDC food is far away from a top restaurant. Comparing bistros and really fine cuisine makes non sense to me. There is only 3-4 really fine cuisine restaurants in the province, it's not that much (Toqué, 357c, Laurie, Chronique and ...) It's not that bad considering there is not a lot of money here.
  9. SAQ prices for Burgundy are impressive! The selection is really good and the service is really good. Look at the LCBO web-site, SAQ got way more fine wines. I need a good burger! I am always at Holt eating their sandwiches!
  10. I order Manni oil since 3 years now and I use it with soup, pasta, bread, salad and almost everything. Just order Per Me, it's more powerfull and tasty. But you can order some really good olive oil from www.therarewineco.com Prunatelli at the top!
  11. Paolo first batch will enter Montreal tuesday October 17th. Normally, the 2-3 first batchs are not the best tho.
  12. I don't get it! P.S. I don't think the restaurant is closing because the street is under construction and I have never seen a restaurant closing because of 7-8 months street works. I named a restaurant that is still doing fine and that is located at 150 meters away because I find it weird. Anyway!
  13. Well, why Holder is still bringing people then?
  14. I heard today that restaurant Cube with Chef Gonzalez is closing (bankrupt)? If this is true, it's unbelievable! Two years ago this restaurant was working really well and now it's always empty and it's closing? Kind of weird to me! Is there someone who knows what will happen with Gonzalez and the free space in St-Paul hotel now? Something new will open?
  15. Forget Canadian beef wich is far to be as good as Amrican beef. Go to Club Chasse et Pêche and ask for a Wagyu style steak!
  16. iharrison, buona is not selling over 160 000$ per night during the GP week-end! If the sunday night sell 30 000$, this is very good!
  17. jfl91

    Chateau Mouton Rothschild

    Stephen, don't you think the 86 is a little too tannic now? I had it 2-3 times during the last 2 years and this wine is way too young with masses of tannins like many 86. BTW, I had my first perfect 1982 of Mouton 2 weeks ago. For the first time this wine was really amazing, still so young, perfectly balanced and so long. The price for the 2001 should be around, 130$ and 170$usd.
  18. jfl91

    Chateau Mouton Rothschild

    I wouldn't buy any of them. The 1970 is a risk since you will never know if the bottle was stored perfectly for the last 33 years. The 88 is a big disapointment and since the Baron is no more, Mouton has changed and the vintages 88-89 and 90 are just really disapointing and really not up to the other 1GCC from these vintages. If you want a Mouton absolutely, try to find a perfect bottle of the 82 or 86 (the 86 is not drinkable now, way too young but the 82 is perfect at the moment).
  19. Go to Reservoir for your brunch. You should try Le Club Chasse et Pêche and not go to Pied de Cochon wich I think is a total disaster and dirty (almost disgusting). I would go to Yannick on Bernard for a cheese shop. SAQ, go at Signature at 667 Ste-Catherine West.
  20. Vinfidel, thewineaddict.com The 2 previous times I was at Le Bernardin, it was just fabulous. And not crazy expensive like Per Se or Ducasse.
  21. La Chronique is one of my favorite. A serious contender for the best in Montreal! Vinfidel, Le Bernadin for fish is in a class of it's own. I have a reservation at Bernadin again for May 19th. Philippe from Club Chasse et Pêche is coming with me. Did you see our wine web-site Vinfidel?
  22. Why not a Rioja? A little Artadi Vinas de Gain 2001 would be a good match for only 20-25$usd.
  23. There is a nice little article on the Valandraud web-site. http://thunevin.over-blog.com/article-2011212.html
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