Bouillon Bilk, Montreal, 9/4/15

Exterior
Exterior

A larger, slightly elegant place located in a store front labeled for an electronics store. Inside is a stark white room with nice windows on one side but no art or decoration adorns the wall which gives it a sterile feeling. Our particular waitress embodied that sterility but others seemed more animated. The wine list is marked up more than others, however the foods are well priced and mostly very good.

Everyone starts with delicious bread and butter. For first courses we had the lobster with crunchy puffed rice and exquisite peaches. It was a tad spicy and when mixed together made a fabulous combination.  Next was a daily special of braised lamb belly with a divine eggplant terrine. A really fun plate. The foie gras came with delicious beets and was nicely seared.  For main plates, the duck came with a jumble of tastes and textures, but again when mixed together it all really worked. The duck heart was a particular treat on the plate. The veal came with sweetbreads  that were very nice and delicious gnocchi in a butter chive sauce. The veal was from the strip loin was the dullest part of its plate but also served with veal tongue that was quite nice.  The cheese plate was a nice combination of cheese but I would have liked a bit of honey or jam to combine with it. The pastry chef did not do as well as the main chef. The pastry on the tart looked good but wasn’t that delicate. We hoped the peach cake would have the same divine peaches as earlier but it didn’t seem the case. The cake itself was really dull, but luckily we were already quite full from the earlier wonderful offerings.

menu
menu
table set up
table set up
bread and butter
bread and butter
wine
wine
wine back
wine back
lobster, peach, daikon, coriander, wild rice with peanut sauce
lobster, peach, daikon, coriander, wild rice with peanut sauce
Braised lamb belly and eggplant terraine, melon, creamy feta, chive sour cream
Braised lamb belly and eggplant terraine, melon, creamy feta, chive sour cream
foie gras, beet, raspberries, swiss chard, ginger, brioche
foie gras, beet, raspberries, swiss chard, ginger, brioche
Veal, artichoke, apricot, maitake, white anchovy, gnocchi
Veal, artichoke, apricot, maitake, white anchovy, gnocchi
cork play
cork play
Duck magret, heart, green peas, chanterelles, white turnips, truffle
Duck magret, heart, green peas, chanterelles, white turnips, truffle
Chef Francois Nadon
Chef Francois Nadon
Cheese plate
Cheese plate
upside down peach cake, caramel, almonds, olives, passion fruit
upside down peach cake, caramel, almonds, olives, passion fruit
rhubarb and strawberry tart, juniper berries, balsamic, white chocolate celery
rhubarb and strawberry tart, juniper berries, balsamic, white chocolate celery
dining room
dining room
dining room
dining room
door label
door label

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