Saturday, August 27, 2011

La série de bêtises du trio Jetté-Demers-Beaudoin

''Faire les 400 coups'' - Il y a des stipulations que l'origine de cette expression française remonte en 1621 où Louis XIII a attaqué une ville de protestants de 400 coups de canon. Ces paysans n'ont non seulement pas eu peur mais faisaient la fête pendant qu'il pleuvait de boules de canons! En version plus actuelle, faire les 400 coups signifie faire toutes les bêtises possibles.

Alors quelles sont les bêtises que Marc-André Jetté, Patrice Demers et Marie-Josée Beaudoin ont fait?!? Ça, je ne pourrais pas vous dire mais le parcours de chacun d'entre eux est plus qu'impressionant! Je suis plus que ravie de la tournure de leur bêtises ;)

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Pizza di Passeggio - Kono Pizza in Montreal!

Pizza di Passeggio is the base of the concept of Kono Pizza - a pizza to go, easy to eat, no mess.  Over 80 restaurants across the world, Kono Pizza first started in Italy by Rossano Boscolo.

Monday, August 15, 2011

Swurl vs Yeh!

For those who don't know these places, it could easily sound like new expressions in trend on the web or phrases that teenager of nowadays will use ;)

But no no no! Those are the IN places for frozen desserts or Fro-Yo like the cool people call it. Both are self-served yogurt in which you can choose from a variety of flavors and garnishes.  Concept is simple: grab a cup (they are huge to contain all the possible garnishes you want!), choose your flavor (you can mix as much as you want to your own risk) and garnish! The price is dependent on the weight of your final product. Expect to pay around 6-7$ if you are the curious type and want to fill your cup generously!

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Le Mitoyen - Flabbergasting!

I must confess, this restaurant is one of my best discoveries this year! Actually, i would have never discover it without Stéphane (avosmoleculescuisinez!). The sous-chef Marc-Olivier Millette's awesome gastronomic creativity and Steph's legendary skills and passion for molecular cuisine inevitably made them good friends during Cegep.  And I have heard so much about Le Mitoyen from Stéphane that I absolutely had to try it out!

The north shore of Montreal is not particularly well known for its eateries.  Apart from big chains restaurants, the only other restaurant, Derrière les Fagots in Ste-Rose, that was attracting foodies closed in 2009.  On the other hand, Le Mitoyen has been opened over 30 years and still going strong. Lesley Chesterman reviewed the place three times now and the Gazette critique is recommending this lovely gourmet oasis.