|Sorry for the grainy pic, I was in my car about to drive off...opps|
When I eat out with CW, I always have my one of food Buddha moments. AKA the one of everything on menu moments (well almost everything...we didn't get to taste the carrot flavored risotto).
La Fabrique is known for their inventive twist on French cuisine. The moment you step in it has a very rustic yet hispter vibe. Is it just me or does most restaurants now in MTL have a hispter vibe to it. Dead centre of the restaurant is the kitchen, yes, you will be eating around the kitchen if you visit La Fabrique
I can see why for some seeing the chefs in action is appealing, for me, I think I prefer the magic to happen behind closed doors. My basic science back ground has basically ruined many of the simple pleasures in life for me. I just have one question, do chefs use a new tasting spoon each time they prepare a meal? or is it the same spoon they're using over and over to taste? I know if you're reading this, you're probably thinking I shouldn't be eating out at all, but ignorance is bliss, if I don't see it or know about it, it's all good.
We noticed that the tables along the walls had a hook right above it, we were so curious what they were for. Turns out they were for the bread basket. What an ingenious way to save some table space.
The small metal plates made us briefly feel like inmates, but I guess it adds to the hipster vibe.
|The beet salad|
Now onto the main course:
The lentil and vegetable stew really brought out the flavor in the hake stake.
For reason most of the French restaurants I have gone to always end the night with cotton candy.
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