Mimi La Nuit – New Bar & Restaurant in Old Montreal

Mimi La Nuit is a new bar & restaurant opened at the old location of Le Piano Rouge. The whole place is renovated is a very cool spot to spend a night. It’s mainly a bar with delicious cocktails and nice wine selection. Even though food is not their main focus, the few dishes we have tried are innovative and delicious. The portions are bigger than I have expected as well!

Mimi La Nuit - Oysters with Vodka!

Mimi La Nuit – Oysters
with Vodka!

Their oysters are served with tiny squeeze bottles of vodka (yes, it’s real vodka! Not as strong as your regular shots but you can definitely feel the drops you put on the oyster), fresh lemon juice and home made hot sauce. There’s also a sauce that you can serve with the little lime slice spoons. Very cute!

Mimi La Nuit - Prosciutto with Brussel Sprouts

Mimi La Nuit – Prosciutto with Brussel Sprouts

Mimi La Nuit - Lamb Collar Taco

Mimi La Nuit – Lamb Collar Taco

The lamb collar taco is probably my favorite. It’s served with chucks of lamb, sauce which tastes like mustard based, coleslaw and soft warm tortillas. I enjoyed the process of assembling my own tacos. The lamb meat fell off the bone and the coleslaw really brought out the taste of the whole dish.

Mimi La Nuit - Fish and Vegetables

Mimi La Nuit – Fish and Vegetables

If you are looking for a nice night out in Old Montreal, I’d definitely recommend a visit to Mimi La Nuit. They are in the process of renovating the second floor as well and it will be a dance floor/event venue. Look forward to that! 🙂

Mimi La Nuit
22 Rue Saint Paul Est
Montréal QC H2Y1G3
(514) 507-5449

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Communion – MTL à TABLE visit

Communion is another great restaurant in Old Montreal that we have visited during MTL a Table. The ingredients are seasonal and fresh, the taste in many cases is flavorful but still light.

Communion

Communion

Entree

My favorite is the beet salad. It’s simple and refreshing. The candied pecans added crunchiness to the whole plate and the sweet taste complements the beets quite well.

Communion - Zucchini Carbonara, bacon, green onions, arugula, sweet potato

Communion – Zucchini Carbonara, bacon, green onions, arugula, sweet potato

Communion - Clam Chowder, bacon, potato

Communion – Clam Chowder, bacon, potato

Communion - Beet salad, endives, candied pecans, blue cheese

Communion – Beet salad, endives, candied pecans, blue cheese

Main Course

The winner for me is definitely the scallop! The scallops are seared to perfection. The hint of coffee in the sauce really is delicious. And the wild mushrooms are just amazing!

The second would be the braised beef macreuse. The meat melts in the mouth and the portion is quite big as well.

Communion - Braised beef macreuse, gratin dauphinois, red wine sauce

Communion – Braised beef macreuse, gratin dauphinois, red wine sauce

Communion - Pumpkin Risotto, fall harvest vegetables

Communion – Pumpkin Risotto, fall harvest vegetables

Communion - Seared Scallops, maple coffee gastric, wild mushrooms, romanesco, rabioles

Communion – Seared Scallops, maple coffee gastric, wild mushrooms, romanesco, rabioles

Dessert

Compared to the rest of the meals, the dessert didn’t stand out. The chocolate mousse had a bit too much cream on top. And the crustade aux pommes wasn’t really special.

Communion - Crustade aux pommes

Communion – Crustade aux pommes

Communion - Chocolate mousse

Communion – Chocolate mousse

Overall, I still like Communion for its fresh and flavorful French food even though the dessert selection during the event wasn’t quite satisfying. I’d go back just for the scallop. 🙂

Communion
135 Rue De La Commune Ouest
Montreal, QC H2Y4B2
(514) 937-6555
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