March 28, 2013 – When in Montréal, one must go for at least one authentic meal of either poutine, smoked meat or pâté chinois (Québec’s take on shepherd’s pie).
Luckily, the Restaurant Mâche specializes in typical Québecois comfort food and more. Not only do they serve up these traditional dishes the old-fashioned way, they also offer creative spinoffs of each one. Choose from one of the six different versions of their shepherd’s pie, including a veggie option. Or don your extra-stretchy foodie pants to try one of the five types of poutine on the Mâche menu: from classic (fries, cheese curds and gravy) to massive (with smoked meat and caramelized onions on top of the cheese and gravy).
Finish off your meal with the sweet and sticky homestyle pouding chômeur – literally, the unemployed or poor-man’s pudding. This customary cake is far from poor with its rich layer of gooey goodness.
You’ll easily find Mâche in the heart of the Latin Quarter, where college students, locals and tourists mingle in a myriad of cafés, pubs and restaurants. Mâche is the latest addition to this popular stretch, and is the perfect French-Canadian experience for anyone looking to check Montréal’s comfort foods off their gastronomy bucket list.