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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Restaurant Papillon

I was simply strolling in old Montreal along St-Paul street with a friend when we stumbled across this restaurant. The charming part that caught our eye was the cute terrasse. It seemed like a good choice in a nice sunny day.

And the food didn’t disappoint either. They have two set of menus. Regular menu with Italian food, and a table d’hote with French cuisine.

The soup of the day was cream of squash and sweet potato. I simply love sweet potato in any type of dish. And this soup has a rich creamy taste and goes well with the bread served on the table.

The main dish was pork loin with stuffed cranberry and blueberry. The sweet sauce complements the pork quite well. And the meat is tender and moist.

I also had a nib of my friend’s coq au vin. It’s quite tasty as well and I could surely taste the wine.

Cream of squash and sweet potato

Cream of squash and sweet potato @ Restaurant Papillon

Pork loin stuffed with cranberry and blueberry

Pork loin stuffed with cranberry and blueberry @ Restaurant Papillon

I know old Montreal area is filled with both tourist trap restaurants and good eats. Reviews can sometimes seem confusing because people have different tastes. However, I would say this one is worth a try if you find the hot famous restaurants around are all booked up. 🙂

Restaurant Papillon

Address: 85 Rue Saint Paul Est, Montreal, QC H2Y 1G6
Phone:(514) 866-0440

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