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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.

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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.

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