Posts Tagged ‘brunch’

Montréal

June 10, 2010

Last week my friend and I went on a mini road trip to Montréal via Portland, ME. Not to knock the duck gravy poutine at Duck Fat, which was delicious, but the gustatory highlight of the trip was probably the wild versions of Eggs Benedict at Restaurant l’Avenue in the Plateau area of Montréal.

Sucré-Salé

You are looking at two hefty pieces of French toast topped with Black Forest ham, gruyère, poached eggs, and hollandaise sauce, sitting in a bath of maple syrup.

Yes, it was mind-blowingly good. And those breakfast potatos: superb.

This review accurately sums it up:

Montreal restaurant L’Avenue reminds me of a fat American boy named Billy whose father took a 3 year sabbatical in France, moved to Montreal, and opened up a restaurant to support Billy’s eating habit.

If you ever find yourself in Montréal, check it out. Be warned, the portions are enormous. My friend and I are famously good eaters, but neither of us could clean our plates.

Don’t Mess with Texas

March 15, 2010

As many of you know, I am in Austin, Texas for the film portion of South by Southwest. Between mingling with celebs and watching cutting edge films (such as a documentary on bears—and I don’t mean Smokey) I’ve been eating! Check out this Tex-Mex brunch we had at Z’Tejas

You’re looking at barbacoa beef breakfast enchiladas: slow cooked beef sandwiched between two tortillas, topped with cheese and two eggs over easy. It may be that it tasted even better than it looks. Also worth mentioning, the $3.50 bloody mary, rimmed with celery salt. This meal alone ensured the day was a success.