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Critic Goes On Seaside Vacation at Brasserie Lucille's

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Plus two stars for Rasoï

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Brasserie Lucille’s

— Le Journal de Montréal critic Thierry Daraize visits Indian restaurant with a twist Rasoï in Saint-Henri. The service isn’t so great, and the food doesn’t make up for the lack of professionalism from the waitstaff. The naan is undercooked, the sauce on the deer samosas is weak, the butter chicken is “the worst,” and the goat vindaloo is all bones. It’s not all terrible though, the paneer pizza with fresh figs is proof that the “team of Rasoï can surprise and please the taste buds.” The restaurant only scores two stars. [Le Journal de Montréal]

— Gazette critic Lesley Chesterman doesn’t file a formal review this week but instead creates a list of signature dishes from Montreal’s top restaurants. She calls L’Orchidée de Chine’s General Tao chicken “a thing of beauty.” Steak tartare at L’Express is an “ideal balance of caper tang and Tabasco kick, with a good hit of parsley, mustard and seasonings ...” The French toast with caramel sauce at Leméac is “the epitome of sheer piggyness and, more importantly, deliciousness.” [Montreal Gazette]

— La Presse critic Ariane Krol goes into seaside vacation mode at Brasserie Lucille's in Westmount. She marvels over the Bloody Caesar for several paragraphs — the cocktail is stacked with oysters, shrimp, and a crab leg. The tuna tartare is a classical example of the dish, the sea bass is “impeccable,” and sea bream tacos are “enthusiastic.” Krol would return to this restaurant. [La Presse]

Soup at Les Deux Singes de Montarvie.
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— Jean-Philippe Tastet with Le Devoir stops in Les Deux Singes de Montarvie to see if six dishes can make a restaurant. Right off the bat, he tells you that the restaurant will receive four stars. Tastet takes care to describe the details of the dishes, but it is most telling that he states that everything, from appetizers to desserts, are amazing — which he says is “a rare occurrence” in his field. [Le Devoir]

Rasoï: Le Minimum [Le Journal de Montréal]
Lesley Chesterman: 12 Signature Dishes From Top Montreal Restaurants [Montreal Gazette]
Brasserie Lucille's: Mer Et Terre [La Presse]
Des Elans Gastronomiques Dans La Canopée Des Deux Singes de Montarvie [Le Devoir]