January 31, 2011 – For those of you who do not master French, the name “Chez Ma Grosse Truie Chérie” might be a little confusing. But things do get a little sorted out when you spy the mascot peering down from above the restaurant (how could you not?): an enormous plaster sow bedecked in a little black dress. This great new face in the Village is fun and eclectic, name included.
Chef Loïc Chazay is the man behind Ma Grosse Truie’s menu, which features local products and house specialties such as lamb, pheasant, veal, foie gras and a number of dishes smoked on site, the likes of which include salmon, magret de canard and barbecued pork ribs. And freshness is the rule of thumb here in all the dishes, which exude definite southwestern France influences.
While you munch away on your foodie fare, served on plates picked up at a once-stellar‑now-defunct Montréal restaurant (Hélène de Champlain) perhaps enjoyed at one of the mile-long tables made from recycled bowling lanes, let your eyes soak up the rest of the original décor. In the adjacent room, there is a futuristic-looking wavy black-and‑white tiled terrasse with giant globes protruding from one wall. There’s a very funky retro vibe going on here.
The atmosphere is convivial and warm at Chez Ma Grosse Truie Chérie, and you can enjoy a live DJ or local bands who light up its small stage in the evenings. This new Village restaurant promises lots of fun and dining discoveries, right down to its Canadian vintages.