Last week I was in Montreal for a conference and my colleague and I only had a short time to eat lunch on the first day. Even though she is from Montreal, neither of us has any idea about anywhere quick and good to eat around the Hilton Bonaventure (where the conference was taking place) so we figured we would take a chance on the lobby bar-resto Le Belvedere.
Normally I wouldn’t bother with a lobby restaurant but since we were pressed for time and both of us were 1. starving and 2. cold (no breakfast and had spent the best part of four hours in a cold exhibit hall), it sounded like a good option. And in fact it was!
We shared a Cornet de calamars avec sauce tartare:
Soupe thaïlandaise au poulet for Ann:
But then, as you do, we both wanted just a little something sweet. Nothing huge, just a sweet bite to end the meal. We thought the millefeuille sounded pretty good. This is what we got:
More like a naked profiterole and profoundly disappointing People, THIS is what a millefeuille should look like (Le Belvedere pastry chefs please take note!):
(image courtesy of du sacré au sucré)
It’s all about the layers (feuilles) people…. Sadly, Le Belvedere missed the mark on this one but overall, it was a surprisingly decent meal for a lobby restaurant.
Hilton Montreal Bonaventure
900 de La Gauchetiere W.,
Montreal, Quebec, Canada H5A 1E4