The Joy of Sharing!

Posted on March 13th, 2009 by .

As a genuine food lover, I have the bad habit (bad for others, good for me) of always wanting to sample every dish on the table. After all, doesn’t food look twice as tasty when it’s on someone else’s plate?  I can’t resist and often find myself asking people I’ve just met if I can have a little taste of their meal.
In Indian and Chinese restaurants, this isn’t so much of a problem, as sharing is the norm. But when it comes to Western cuisine, some people find this rude, while others just see it as unusual. Luckily, Apollo restaurant offers the perfect solution: a menu meant for sharing!

Located in Little Italy, Apollo’s menu sets out 18 different themes (such as mushrooms, seafood, cocoa beans, etc.). For each theme you order, four different variations of it will be brought to your table. When I went recently with friends, we started with a foie gras theme, then followed with a seafood theme and another mysteriously called “Memories of my childhood in Naples.” For dessert, we went for the “chef’s inspiration.” In all, 21 delectable dishes came to the table. Heaven!

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And, you know what is the frosting on the cake, so to speak? Apollo is one of Montréal’s many BYOW (bring your own wine) restaurants. I’ll be writing more about these soon, but essentially it means that you bring your own bottle, with no additional corking fee. Fantastique, no?

Reservations are recommended, particularly on weekends.
Expect to spend about $130 (before taxes and tip) for two people.
Apollo
6389 St-Laurent Blvd.
514 274-0153
www.apolloglobe.com

Business Hours:
Tuesday to Saturday 5:30 pm to 10 pm
Closed: Sunday, Monday

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