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Reviews for Orange Rouge, Tripes and Caviar and More

More than a few critics in the city are champing at the bit to taste Aaron Langille's Chinatown-inflected fare at Orange Rouge. Jean-Philippe Tastet predicts good fortune for the new kid on the block, with a lede that says it all: "L'endroit s'appelle Orange Rouge et vous allez beaucoup aimer." [Le Devoir]

Verdun pop-up Tripes and Caviar gets a rare review, this time from Marie-Claude Lortie, who finds it sympa enough to give it thumbs up: "Beaucoup de hauts, quelques petits bas (notamment un pisco au bourbon fumé trop fumé). Peu importe, on ressort de ce lieu surtout heureux, repu. Un grand repas? Non. Mais un repas sympa." [La Presse]

Despite some off-notes, Lesley Chesterman feels the love at Café Via Dante: "If this restaurant could be a person, it wouldn't have the power of Pavarotti, the beauty of Loren or the elegance of Mastroianni, but it would have the simpatico disposition of, say, Roberto Benigni. Frankly, I'm surprised I didn't end up in the kitchen stirring the risotto. You see what I mean? Love." [Gazette]

Moonshine BBQ gets a "Good Bet" from Sarah Musgrave, Guy Fieri vibe aside: "But the team, which includes Epic Meal Time chef Shawn Dascal, is serious about what it does. The gargantuan smoker, custom-made in Missouri and shipped here for the summer opening, is an impressive piece of work. And the Quebec-raised meats, some smoked for up to 18 hours, that emerged from it were really good." [Gazette]

EVOO makes a good brunch but has to step it up in other departments. Gemma Horowitz: "The taste level is there where it matters — the food — but the restaurant is really doing itself a disservice with everything else." [Cult MTL]

Orange Rouge

106 rue de la Gauchetière Ouest, Montreal, Quebec H2Z 1L1 (514) 861-1116

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