My foodie friend and I ate at Au Pied de Cochon on Saturday for dinner. We had reservations at 5pm. My friend made the reservations on September 25, a mere 2.5 weeks before my trip to Montreal. He said that I was very lucky that he was able to get us reservations on such short notice. At first we wanted to eat at Joe Beef or Liverpool House but they were fully booked the entire Action de Grace long weekend.
We ordered Duck in a Can ($43) and Happy Pork Chops ($25). We were also given a loaf of bread and some butter. The loaf of bread was quite delicious. The outside was crispy and crunchy but the inside was soft and chewy, exactly how I prefer French bread.
Duck in a Can consists of a slice of bread, half of a breast, foie gras, iced balsamic meat, buttered cabbage, head of a roasted garlic and 2 sprigs of thyme. Foie gras is literally translated as fat liver. It was absolutely scrumptious! My friend and I loved it.
Happy Pork Chops consists of onions, pork chop and mushrooms. It was delicious! The meat was very tender and juicy. My friend and I loved it as well. My friend was still hungry after finishing these two dishes while I was pleasantly full. I thought that we would have leftovers because of the online reviews that I read. He tried to convince me to order the foie gras poutine but I wanted to try the poutine at La Banquise instead. Overall, I would come back to this restaurant again but it’s definitely a once a year kind of restaurant.