There’s something undeniably fun, and a tad indulgent, about ordering a charcuterie plate. It’s inherently Instagram-worthy, with a spread of cured ham or slices of terrine atop a wooden slab, and it’s meant to be shared and sampled, a chance to test out new flavours and mix-and-match meat, bread, pickled vegetables and choice condiments.
And in a city that once hosted a Head Cheese Week, boasts some terrific butcher shops and loves its foie gras, it’s no surprise that the charcuterie offerings at Montreal’s restaurants and bars are on point. You could cosy up to the bar at Le Comptoir Charcuteries et Vins for a cured meat dinner, relax with a 5 à 7 snack at wine bars like Larrys or La Buvette chez Simone or share a plate of house-cured charcuterie from Maison Publique.
Here, in geographic order, we’ve rounded up the best spots known for their charcuterie selection. Dig in, because it’s important to get enough protein.Read More