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.
do you want Pig and some more?
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.
Categories: Canada, Cuisine, Food, French, Montreal, Restaurant Review, Western
Tags: aged grilled beef sirloin, aged grilled beef sirloin steak, apple marmelade, bistro, cheese terrine, la fabrique, la fabrique bistro, la fabrique bistrot, Montreal, mustard seed, Pig and some more, pork terrine, proscuitto, Quebec's melted cheese, steak
My friends and I celebrated a double birthday celebration last Sunday at Milestone’s. They have a coupon for the birthday person in which their entree is free if 3 entrees are purchased. When my friends and I arrived for our 6:30pm reservations, we were told that Milestone’s was sold out of prime rib. Apparently you could reserve prime rib when you make your reservations if you know for sure that you’ll be ordering prime rib the day of. So most of my friends decided to order pasta. Two of my friends got the chili crusted tilapia ($22) while another two had the classic mojito ($8.49). I had the Ultimate Bellini ($8.99) and Beef Tenderloin. I also shared the ahi tuna tacos ($15) with another friend who also got the Original Bellini ($6.99).
The Ahi Tuna Tacos are seared pepper crusted ahi tuna with cilantro lime slaw and avacado cream in a soft shell tortilla with deep fried avacado on the side. I would prefer a thicker slice of ahi tuna however on the whole the taco was quite good. The deep fried avacado was interesting.
The Beef Tenderloin was on the seasonal menu. It’s beef tenderloin with garlic infused mashed potatoes and cabbage and squash on the side with a stalk of green onion. It was quite tasty.
The Ultimate Bellini is a frozen blend of white rum, peach liqueur, sparkling white wine, sangria and a shot of strawberry flavoured vodka. The shot of vodka was separate because another friend had ordered the original Bellini (it’s the Ultimate Bellini without the vodka shot) and the bartender got confused and made 2 original Bellinis. The Bellini was nice.
The classic mojito is rum, lime juice, mint, cane syrup and soda. One of my two friends who had it thought it was refreshing. It was his first time trying a mojito.
The birthday boy&girl also get a donut covered with chocolate sauce and icing sugar with a snazzy candle on it. It looks better than it tastes.
I recommend Milestone’s for birthdays (nice treat for the birthday boy/girl) or the Monday Girls’ Night Out special.
Categories: Canada, Cuisine, Downtown Toronto, Food, Markham, North York, Restaurant Review, Richmond Hill, Western
Tags: ahi tuna tacos, beef tenderloin, Bellini, Milestone, Mojito, pasta, steak, Ultimate Bellini