My Montreal friend took us to eat at la fabrique bistrot. The decor is very rustic. The center of the restaurant is the open kitchen so if you’re lucky and your table is close to the kitchen you can watch the chefs at work. Our waitress was very friendly and patient. She was able to answer our questions about the menu. I was indecisive between the 2 terrines and the rabbit main. In the end, I decided to get the Quebec’s melted cheese terrine ($15). My university friend got Pig and some more ($9). My other friend got the aged grilled beef sirloin steak ($32). After we ordered, we were given bread in a pail, pickles in a jar and cheese spread. I found the pickles to be quite good.
Pig and some more is a terrine. The pork terrine is on top of a thick slice of bread and is served with a side of carrots and arugula. My friend enjoyed it. I thought it was alright.
The Quebec’s melted cheese, proscuitto, apple marmalade, mustard seed terrine is proscuitto between 2 layers of melted cheese on top of a thick slice of bread with arugula and apple marmalade with mustard seed on the side. I found it quite delicious. My friends liked it as well. I found it very filling as well since I was only able to finish the cheese terrine and I had the arugula for leftovers.
The aged grilled beef sirloin steak is marinated with red wine. It comes with a side of potatoes, onions, endive, arugula, celery and root vegetables. My friend had it grilled to medium rare and it was done exactly to the medium rare degree. My friend thought it was good but not spectacular. We thought it was interesting that the steak was served in a large bowl rather than on a plate.
If I come here again when I’m in Montreal, I’m tempted to try their rabbit main.