Tuesday, August 24, 2010

M:brgr, Montréal

Montreal's Best Burger A cab driver told us about M:brgr and we owe him big. M:brgr has an incredible menu with many choices. First there are the meat options: AAA, organic, or Kobe. Then you have 20 toppings: caramelized onions, grilled oyster mushrooms, asparagus, grilled salami, pulled pork... And don't forget the eight different types of cheese: goat, smoked gouda, brie... And if that's not enough you can add foie gras or white and black truffle shavings. We went with the smoked meat burger (AAA and ground smoked meat mixed into one patty) and a AAA with caramelized onions and brie. Well, did we ever love it. The smoked meat burger was juicy tender and smoked meat salty. The caramelized onions were a perfect touch, as was the brie, on our second burger. They have a full bar so we enjoyed an excellent ginger mojito and a dirty martini with the brine and olives frozen onto a skewer like a popsicle - great presentation. My sons' eyes popped out of their head when they saw their drinks - a caramel shake and a rootbeer float. Their drinks were awesome. M:brgr has made it onto our list of Montreral must-eats. Note: a new M:brgr is open in Toronto.

Top left:Caramel shake
Top Right: Rootbeer float
Bottom Left: Ginger mojito
Bottom Right: Dirty martini

Left: AAA burger with caramelized onions and brie
Right:Smoked meat burger

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l'Avenue du Plateau, Montréal

922 Mont-Royal East
French toast and scrambled eggs
Montreal's Best Breakfast?  The best breakfast I've ever had in Montreal was at l'Avenue.  I simply devoured the sucre et sel (sweet and salty).  It's eggs benedict on top of french toast with real maple syrup and excellent fresh fruit.  The combination of salty and sweet is perfect.  Their hollandaise is from scratch and is exquisite.  The smoked salmon eggs benedict - another winning combo.  Each meal is served with great home fries in their own red mini Creuset pot.  The food looks as good as it tastes.  Of course, their lattes are smooth and robust and the orange juice is freshly squeezed. Portions are large and my boys shared french toast and still had difficulty clearing their plates.  l'Avenue has a very vibrant decor and is a popular club in the evenings.  Can't wait for my next serving of sucre et sel.
Sucre et sel
Smked salmon eggs bennedict
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