Earlier this week, Pierre Bellarose, The VP Public Relations for Montreal Tourism published a list of his favourite 30 restaurants in the city. I was really happy to see quite a number of restaurants on the list that have been pointed out to me for their commitment to quality, often local, organic, or sustainable ingredients.
Here are the ones that I noticed. Unfortunately most would be considered “special occasion” restaurants by most people’s budgets. It seems that’s the price to pay for eating somewhere with quality, well-sourced ingredients. In my opinion, it’s a price that’s more than worth it!
- Les 400 Coups. The home of celebrity chefs Marc-Antoine Jetté and Patrice Demers, a lot of their ingredients are reportedly organic or “organic in principal.”
- Brasserie t!. The little brother of Toqué, apparently they use many of the same suppliers.
- Le Comptoir charcuteries et vins. Uses artisanal pork from Porc Meilleur and local products. It also has organic wines.
- Club Chasse et Pêche . One of the city’s best for fine dining. I understand they are very picky about the quality of their ingredients, many of which are local or organic.
- Joe Beef et le Liverpool Room. In the summer they use produce from their own garden.
- Laurie Raphaël. Known in both Quebec City and Montreal for using local ingredients and creative ideas.
- Toqué! The home of renowned chef Normand Laprise, and perhaps the original farm-to-table restaurant in Montreal.
If you know of any others on Mr. Bellarose’s list that should be here, let me know!
I’d love to hear about your favourite restaurants that use local, organic, organic-in-principal, or sustainable ingredients. I’ll share mine in a future post. Especially since I was sad to see some of my favourites not make it onto the list.
Photo Credit: From the website of Les 400 Coups