Quoi de N’oeuf has held an almost iconic presence in Montreal’s vastly changing food scene. Around long before St. Henri became our city’s culinary epicentre, this little restaurant has served up some of the best breakfast we’ve ever dished, gushed or laughed over with our friends and loved ones.
After almost 20 years of serving bacon and eggs, the passionate new owners of Quoi de N’oeuf thought it might be time to shake things up a bit. From Thursday to Saturday the restaurant is now open at night, from 5:30 to the end of the line, to serve dinner. The spinoff goes so far as to change the name at night to Quoi de B’oeuf but it doesn’t stop there. Just as their breakfast is some of the best you’ll ever have, just as much care goes into their dinner menu.
We sampled a few of the dishes at an intimate media event a few weeks back and I wasn’t at all surprised to see that my expectations were met full on. We sat family style around long tables and were served a very special and piping hot French onion soup to start. The recipe for the soup comes from a good friend of the owners. With the first big snow coming down outside, this was a welcome beginning.
Throughout the night we were served savoury chorizo pogos, juicy Portuguese style roasted chicken, maple infused salmon, perfectly cooked bavette a l’echalote and one cross-over from breakfast – THE POTATOES. This is unabashed comfort food with a very interesting wine list and I am all for it.
Visit their website for more and be sure to drop in a see them. You will thank me for it.