周圍食 Nov’14:Délifrance

My ratings: ❤❤❤
Price range: $$

1114 Sautéed linguine carbonara with bacon and cheese & Cream of spinach soup (Delifrance)Sautéed linguine carbonara with bacon and cheese
It’s quite watered down, tasted more like cream sauce than carbonara
Cream of spinach soup
Lukewarm soup and cold piece of toast…

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周圍食 Oct’14:Délifrance

My ratings: ❤❤❤
Price range: $$

1014 Roasted portabello and cheese sandwich in black truffle sauce 1 (Délifrance) 1014 Roasted portabello and cheese sandwich in black truffle sauce 2 (Délifrance)Roasted portabello and cheese sandwich in black truffle sauce with continental salad
The bread was a bit cold

1014 Mixed vegetable bouillon soup (Délifrance)Mixed vegetable bouillon soup

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@Délifrance

周圍食 Sep’13:Oktoberfest @ Happy Valley Racecourse

Food is great but I do think the price is a bit too high
My ratings: ❤❤❤❤
Price range: $$

0913 Mixed Sausages with Sauerkraut (HVRC)Mixed Sausages with Sauerkraut
Cheese krainers, Nuremberg, Munchener

0913 Roast Pork Knuckle with Sauerkraut 1 (HCRC)0913 Roast Pork Knuckle with Sauerkraut 2 (HCRC)Roast Pork Knuckle with Sauerkraut

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@Happy Valley Racecourse

Kingston Eats: Le Chien Noir Bistro

✣ Top pick ✣

This is one of my favourite restaurants in downtown (other will be Aquaterra.  I highly appreciate the fact they use high quality seasonal local product, I am a big supporter to buy local (better for environment and reduce carbon footprint).  Food is very rich here, but it’s worth every bite.  Very very very tasty food (alright it’s French bistro food!!) 🙂 Don’t miss out their poutine, it’s one of the best poutines I’ve had 🙂 (Actually the best I’ve had so far. I have yet to try the poutine in old Montreal)

℘ Le Chien Noir is a member of “Local Food Local Chef”, a Kingston initiative to promote the area as a destination of culinary tourism.

℘ Sister restaurants with Atomica & Harper’s.

My ratings: ❤❤❤❤❤
Price range: $$-$$$$

0511 Le Chien Noir1010 Monte Cristo (Le Chien Noir)Monte Cristo
“Lyon’s Farm” smoked turkey, “Pingue” Niagara proscuitto, compté cheese, egg battered grilled sourdough.
‘Patchwork Gardens’ Green Salad
Local organic baby lettuces, crushed hazelnuts, chèvre, blackberry-thyme vinaigrette.
I don’t like French toast, but Le Chien Noir changed my mind on very well-made French toast (as opposed to greasy soggy toast).  It’s amazing how the three sister restaurants made me change my attitude towards certain food dishes that I don’t particularly like.

1010 Poutine (Le Chien Noir)Poutine
Frites, shredded duck confit, Québec triple cream brie, green peppercorn & congnac jus.
It’s pure heaven, and I don’t say this unless it’s really out of the world.

1010 Seafood Linguine (Le Chien Noir)Seafood Linguine
Lobster, scallops, sweet peas, red onion, arugula cream sauce.

0311 'Lyon's Farm' Chicken Sandwich (Le Chien Noir)‘Lyon’s Farm’ Chicken Sandwich
Grilled marinated breast, sautéed mushrooms, spinach, chevre, balsamic aioli, ciabatta

0311 Black dog hash (Le Chien Noir)Black Dog Hash
Root vegetable & duck confit, two fried eggs, veal jus
Such beautiful eggs 🙂

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Le Chien Noir Bistro

69 Brock Street
Kingston, ON K7L 1R8
(613) 549-5635

www.lechiennoir.com/

Kingston Eats: Amadeus Café and Schnitzel Haus

✣ Top pick ✣

Love love German food!  I have been to this restaurant more than 10 times.  It’s also the very first restaurant we found the first day we arrived in Kingston.  We have sampled at least half of the food items on the menu (don’t have photos for all of them unfortunately, I did not take photos back then), from the regular classic dinner, to salad, vegetarian dishes, seafood, everything you can name on the menu.  I always have a hard time to choose what I want because I want everything on the menu 😛 They also play German folk tunes at the background.  My mom was pleasantly surprised that they played the old German Snow White one time when we were there (reminds me of old Soviet cartoons).

My ratings: ❤❤❤❤❤
Price range: $$-$$$

0412 German Salad (Amadeus)German Salad

1210 Smoked Salmon and Dill Crepe (Amadeus)Smoked Salmon and Dill Crêpe
Filled with salmon, cucumber, and homemade dill sauce

0412 Smoked Farmer (Debreziner) (Amadeus) 1210 Smoked Farmer (Debreziner) (Amadeus)Smoked Farmer Sausage
Served with herbal potatoes and sauerkraut

0111 Peasant Feast (Bauernschmaus) (Amadeus)Peasant Feast (Bauernschmaus)
Smoked pork chop, roast pork, sausage, spätzle, sauerkraut and dumplings.

0111 Special-Roasted Duck Breast (Amadeus)Roasted Duck Breast
Served over a bed of egg noodles with an apple-almond sauce
Not offered on the usual menu, it was a special of that night.

0412 Holstein Schnitzel (Amadeus)Holstein Schnitzel
Pork loin schnitzel in our homemade pork sauce, topped with a fried egg.  Served with spätzle and vegetables.  Garnished with smoked salmon on rye toast.

0111 Special-Linzer Torte Dessert (Amadeus)Linzer Torte Dessert
Not offered on the usual menu, it was a special of that night.

1110 Raspberry Cream Torte (Amadeus)Raspberry Cream Torte

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Amadeus Cafe and Schnitzel Haus

170 Princess Street
Kingston, ON
(613) 546-7468

www.amadeuscafe.ca/

Montréal Eats: Bistro Imagination

It’s more of a deli/cafe than a real bistro.  Everything is extremely overpriced.  I thought the food was good but it’s still very much overpriced.  They’re usually only open for lunch hours and are only open for dinner on selective days of the week.

My ratings: ❤❤❤❤
Price range: $$-$$$

Amuse-bouche of the day
Fried shrimp with orange marmalade and onion rings
It was quite well-made, but it’s only a bite-size portion (as the name suggests)

Cream of brocolli

Saumon de l’Atlantique sauce du Chef

Bavette de boeuf
Sauce Bourgogne à l’échalote française et légumes

Tiramisu

Pineapple tart
I forgot the name for this dessert.  Warm savoury pineapple wrapped inside some flaky pastry sheets.


Tea collection

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Bistro Imagination
501 Boulevard René-Lévesque Ouest
Montréal, QC, Canada
514-393-8882

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Montréal Eats: Moutons Noirs

Great location in Montréal plateau.  This is a bistro that specializes in lamb dishes.  Local Quebecois lamb are also available at a much higher price.  The food was simply amazing.  Service was slow but nonetheless we had a great meal here.

My ratings: ❤❤❤❤
Price range: $$-$$$


Brie grillé à l’érable et ail
Maple garlic roasted brie
It’s a simple appetizer that’s very well-made.  There’s plenty of garlic but it didn’t overwhelm the brie.

Carré des prairies d’agneau
Demi glace, mûres
Meadows rack of lamb
Demi glace, black berries

Carré des bois d’agneau
Crême, demi glace, champignons sauvages, thé des bois et vin blanc
Wild rack of lamb
Cream, demi glace, wild mushrooms, wild tea and white wine

They look pretty much the same.  The only difference is the sauce they marinated the lamb in.  The lamb is very tender and flavourful.  The potatoes and vegetables are very well cooked.

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Moutons Noirs
4135 Saint-Denis, Montreal, QC H2W2M3
(514) 504-1619
www3.sympatico.ca/s.j.aylesworth/moutonsnoirs.htm

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