A while back, I commented on a fellow Canadian blogger’s post about the famed Montreal restaurant Le Pied de Cochon and wondered whether maybe I might eat there during an upcoming visit…
Evelyne emailed me back to ask if I might want to meet up for drinks when I was in Montreal and of course I said yes! Events conspired that we only had about 2 hours to meet, eat and drink but, taking one for the blog, we both thought that we could manage that!
We headed out to a bar-resto called L’appartement. Very trendy and probably packed most weekend nights but Evelyne being the savvy Montrealer, had booked us a table at the granny hour of 6.30 when clearly all the cool people come out for drinks (errr…not!).
We thought a drink and a couple of snacks might be appropriate at that hour and Evelyne filled me in on the excellent trick of going to more expensive places and ordering “small bites” (appetizers or side dishes) so that you get to taste everything and not pay a full meal price. I am not sure that would go down so well in Toronto but apparently in Montreal, it’s quite acceptable. Cool.
We ordered martinis:
Evelyne chose what all good filles Québecoises would choose: Tartare de bison façon classique avec croûtons $11
It was short but sweet – so much fun to meet bloggers you read regularly in person! If you are even in Montreal, get in touch with Evelyne – she knows all the cool places to go! And I would totally go back to this bar-resto on another visit to do the drink/snack thing.
600 Rue William,
Montreal, QC H3C 1N6