September 30, 2014

The Book of mycophagous to Montreal

You love wild mushrooms. You do not have time to forage them yourself and sometimes no time to cook. Discover a few good restaurants in Montréal where wild mushrooms are deliciously prepared. Here are some addresses for the mycophagous. 

Sur Bleury  

The restaurant is open only for lunch and will appeal to business people downtown. The menu is short but creative. You can taste a sauté of wild mushrooms and braised bacon on grilled bread with arugula and tarragon cream. Main courses cost between $15 and $18. Note that it is possible to rent the space and kitchen services for special events on evenings or weekends.   

Sur Bleury, 1067 Bleury Street, Montreal, Qc, H2X 1N1 | 514.866.6161   

O'Thym

Led by chef-owner Noé Lainesse, the restaurant is a favorite of local customers. Open every night, you can also have lunch from Tuesday to Friday. Please note that the restaurant is very busy during the weekends, reservation is required. You can bring your favorite Bordeau and enjoy the filet mignon with mushroom & brandy, roasted vegetables. Main courses prices range from $25 to $31.   

O'Thym, 1112 de Maisonneuve Boulevard West, Montreal, QC, H2X 1Z8 | 514.525.3443   

Le smoking Vallée

Located in the neighborhood of St-Henri, the restaurant is run by chef Thierry Dufour, the owner who puts in the dishes all his heart and knowledge. Options include an delicious appetizer:  a mushrooms pie, with truffles, poached egg and watercress. The restaurant is a BYOB. Main courses cost between $22 and $30. You can also make discoveries with fresh menu.   

Le smoking Vallé, 4370 Notre-Dame Street West, Montreal, QC, H4C 1R8 | 514.932.0303   

A l'os 

At the heart of the Mile-End, the restaurant is also a BYOB. In addition to the daily menu, à la carte, we suggest the bison tartare flavored with port, hazelnuts and porcini mushrooms, quail egg, marinated mushrooms. Main courses cost between $29 and $55.   

A l'Os, 5207 Boulevard Saint-Laurent, Montreal, QC, H2T 1S4 | 514.270.7055

La Chronique   

Since 1995, chef-owners Marc De Canck and Olivier de Montigny offer their customers one of the best table in Montreal. Treat yourself with the angus beef accompanied by topinambours, mushrooms and onions or with the 5 courses discovery menu. Let the waiter recommend a wine. Prices for entrees range between $26 and $32.   

La Chronique, 104 Ave Laurier West Montreal, QC, H2X 2N7 | 514.271.3095   

Renard Artisan Bistro

The menu at this neighborhood bistro showcases local produce and discoveries of chef-owner, Jason Nelsons. We have recently enjoyed an excellent braised rabbit with mushrooms matsutake. The prices range between $15 and $30. The wine list is interesting.   

Renard Artisan Bistro, 330 Avenue du Mont-Royal, Montreal, QC, H2X 1P7 | 514.508.2728

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