Brunch is something of a sacred institution in Montreal. Every Sunday morning people rush to their favourite restaurants to sit, gab and eat for hours on end. During brunch we recap the week, we catch up with old friends and we do it all while hauled into our favourite neighbourhood restaurant. In Old Montreal, the bistro/brasserie Les Soeurs Grises have added a Sunday brunch menu to their weekly service and in doing so have given us yet another reason to dart into the popular neighbourhood.
We tried the new brunch menu a couple of weeks ago. With summer coming to a close, the temperature had just started to get a cooler but we ate on the terrasse anyway. Rising winds made it all the more fun. Inside the restaurant the launch party for the brunch was brewing but still chose to stay outside and enjoy a little Sunday morning peace and quiet. The waiters brought us out some beer infused mimosas ($25 gets you bottomless mimosas all day) and coffee to get started. We glanced over the menu and chose what we wanted to try and got started on our very own chit-chat over brunch. The price point of the menu is beyond reasonable which is refreshing. There’s nothing worse than paying too much for brunch, no matter how good it is.
We both ended up trying the Casserole Extrême Soeurs Grises. It was the option that was going to pack the biggest punch and it would keep us going for the rest of the day. The casserole itself comes served in a piping hot cast iron skillet and features mouth watering pulled pork, smoked meat, boar bacon, an egg (it comes sunny side up but I chose to have mine scrambled) and doused in deer gravy. I don’t think I’ve ever had a heartier breakfast. The dish also came with copious amounts of delicious fresh fruit, rounding out a great meal. I would say that everything was perfect but the sauce, though very good, may have been a little salty. If you’re not big on sauce I would simple ask for a drizzling instead of how they served it.
After brunch, we walked away from our meal impressed. I’ve always enjoyed myself at Brasserie Les Soeurs Grises. Their beer is spot on and the food and serve is top notch. The new brunch menu is definitely worth a try. Like me, you may be hooked.
Image credit: Joëlle Paquet
A hearty brunch at a local micro-brewery!