I couldn’t help myself…yes, there are so many wonderful restaurants in Montréal, but the giddiness and pure joy that emanates from diners and staff at Au Pied de Cochon is addictive (see previous post). The charming Denis greeted us again and suggested asparagus, and another small portion of poutine (see previous post) as well as the impossibly sweet Plogue.
PLOGUE….this is a dish that is basically a breakfast all-in-one, North American style. A thin buckwheat pancake topped with sliced boiled potatoes, topped with a layer of melted cheese studded with pork, topped with seared foie gras and diced scrambled egg. The whole stack is drenched with maple syrup. I was a little skeptical when Denis suggested the dish–it is achingly sweet but you really can’t stop at one bite. Perhaps a little mince of green apple on top would have been nice to balance the sweetness.