Over six episodes in Montreal, Eater’s Dining on a Dime has touched on all the local classics (or stereotypes, if you will) — poutine, bagels, smoked meat — so it’s time for something different.
Montreal has a robust Caribbean food scene, so host Lucas Peterson is at one of the city’s oldest staples for it, Caribbean Curry House (or La Maison du Cari) in Côte-des-Neiges, in business since 1980.
He tries out a range of the go-to dishes, rotis filled with beef, chicken, goat or shrimp curry; as well as Trinidadian doubles — fried flatbreads with chana (chickpea curry) inside. Friendly reminder: they’re not to be eaten like a burger or a sandwich.
Peterson finds these curries bright, but given a hint of earthiness with ground peas in the roti dishes — it’s that heady mix of coriander, cumin, allspice (among others), with some spicy heat that keeps people coming back to this Victoria Avenue classic.
Dining on a Dime’s final Montreal episode will be released next week — click here to watch all previous episodes.