Posts Tagged With: rustic

Patisserie Rhubarbe

My foodie friend also recommended me to go to Patisserie Rhubarbe for their mille feuille. I got slightly lost trying to find the place but this nice guy basically lead me there when I asked him for directions. Coincidentally, he was going to Patisserie Rhubarbe as well to pick up his order. When I arrived there, they were sold out of mille feuille. I decided to get their panna cotta ($4.5) and verveine macaron ($1.25).

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The decor is rustic and it’s a very small patisserie. There are several tables for you to sit and enjoy their pastries and drinks. The people working there are very nice and friendly. It’s on a side street in a quaint residential neighbourhood so if you don’t know the neighbourhood, it’s slightly hard to find. The verveine macaron is ok. It’s not as good as other macarons that I had in Toronto although it’s definitely the cheapest macaron I’ve eaten. The verveine macaron has a lemony mint kind of taste.

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The panna cotta was quite delicious and creamy. I was unable to finish it so I got it as take out for tomorrow’s breakfast. The next time I’m in Montreal, I’ll come back for their pot chocolat (they use dark chocolate) and mille feuille.

 

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Olive + Gourmando

My foodie friend in Montreal recommended me to come here for their Cubain panini. The Cubain panini consists of pancetta, roasted pork, raw milk gruyere, lime, cilantro, chipotle and pickle mayonnaise. Unfortunately, when I went to olive + gourmando, they wouldn’t serve the Cubain panini to me because it’s on their lunch menu and they were only serving their breakfast menu.

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I was in Montreal for the Action de Grace long weekend and olive + gourmando was only open on Saturdays during my trip and I had gone there for breakfast on Saturday since I had a target of a different restaurant per meal in Montreal. The servers at olive + gourmando were very nice, helpful and welcoming. The decor there is very rustic and reminds me of a cafe. They serve you water in a wine or olive oil bottle.

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I had the “Poached egg on your face” Panini ($13.74 including tax) which consists of spicy poached eggs with sriracha and herbs, comte cheese, speck pork and roasted tomatoes. It was delicious. It was cheesy and slightly spicy. The egg was cooked perfectly. Speck pork is bacon which just complements the egg and cheese.┬áThe bread was the perfect amount of crunchy.

"Poached Egg On Your Face" Panini

“Poached Egg On Your Face” Panini

You have to line up by the cash register to pay the bill. By the cash register is a large display of their pastries which include croissants, brioche, muffins and scones. The next time I come back to Montreal, I would definitely come back here for lunch and try their Cubain panini.

 

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