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  1. Went back to Globe on St. Laurent last week for the 1st time in a long time.... Not since the unfortunate death of one of the chefs. I see Sacha Lima heads up the kitchen now and I remember him from back when Fred Morin was still in charge. Menu was familiar and I was hopeful. The biggest change I noticed is portion size... The nice roasted chicken breast went from a great meal with excellent sides, to a small little pathetic chicken, two carrot sticks and what probably was one mashed potato. What was once 5 scallops is down to 3. Even the bread portions seemed to have been managed by the waitstaff serving no more than 1 piece per person at the table. I left hungry and left I overpaid for what was served. Anyone else experience this or was it a one bad night? I would not return based on my experiences, but I am hopeful that others still enjoy The Globe.
  2. Oyster Guy, why don't you tell us a little bit about your chef and resto... There are many places to choose from on the Festival this year. A little guidence is helpful to narrow down our choices.
  3. ABG

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    Where is O Chalet? I thought I was up to date, but never even heard of this one.
  4. ABG

    Joe Beef

    Mainly french wines? Would you be able to define cheap a little better..... ?
  5. Dave... come back to egullet and update us!
  6. Thank you for your smart ass response.... but the thread is about Version Laurent Godbout not Chez L'epicier. I am wondering where chef Godbout is spending his time or if he is spliting it between the two places. Lesley or Carswell? Any info?
  7. What happened to Chez L'Epicier? Is it still around? New chef? Is there a website yet?
  8. The May issue of Conde Nast traveller states that the bar at Hotel Godin is one of the world's hottest new bars. Makes me think all these world's best lists are just full of it. Still the rooms in the main hotel section are nice if you like that stark decor. Request one with a seperate bath and shower with a western view if possible.
  9. The laws and the norms are two different things I suppose....
  10. A weekend drink at the bar at Globe was forbidden without a food order.
  11. I believe that rumour was confirmed last night at the press conference. Either way, Kerry Simon was at the party. Great party
  12. Just a hunch, but maybe your "cheeky" attitude had something to do with the way your were handled on the phone. Also, since he did "accomdate you" as I suppose you weren't a table for two, Zach probably was just trying to ensure that you didn't arrive at lets say 7:30 with 2 other large groups thus creativing a backlog in the kitchen thus causing your above long wait between courses complaints. ABG PS: Zach has always done a super job with the resos. I still owe him one from Valentine's Day 2004.
  13. When is the wedding? What season? That might help in nailing down a place.... I''ve done many a party at Bice and Tony is always great, just get a contract as to what is included and not included to avoid any surprises. A ceremony on the terrasse would be lovely. $12,000 honeymoon sounds perfect to me.... PM me for ideas! Its my favorite thing to plan next to a party.
  14. To be fair, I found the jist of her posts on both Anise and Christophe to relate more to the financial value. Anise is expensive and this lady, an American tourist no less, found she got poor value for the price paid. Is she right? Its up to each individual egulleter to decide. This probably explains why she loved Brunoise so much, fantastic food for an excellent value. I'm afraid you might have scared her away Carswell so this debate might end here. Maybe she got her facts wrong and maybe she doesn't know a Beaujolais from a Chateaux Margaux. Not everyone, including myself, is a master of food and wine. If fact, I would venture to say that this would be true for the majority of the population and hence, dare I say, the majority of clients who frequent restos. I agree that some of her language and contentions (day old bread) is probably off, but I take it with a grain of salt. Even the top tables have off days. Even Lesley gets it wrong sometimes! :) I was reading the Voir write up on Europea and someone commented that the $60.00 tasting menu which the writer describes as "an excellent value" is the food budget for many families. When restos get such hype and the bills for 2 get well over $100.00 per person expectations generally get let down. I would sympathise with them if they felt "cheated" to a point, especially if the meal was "the one big dinner out of the year". I hope more people post their personal experiences at different tables around the city, its been very slow at work lately and I love the distractions!
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