MTL à TABLE @ Chez Ma Grosse Truie Cherie – Grastropub
Chez Ma Grosse Truie Cherie is gastropub in the Village that serves up French-inspired Québec cuisine prepared with local produces. From unconventional pork and beef dishes (pig jowls, pork osso bucco, braised beef shoulder) to seafood and vegetarian choices, this place has a little something for everyone!
For $29, their 3-course MTL à TABLE 2014 menu is a total bliss. Both appetizer choices are delicious. The squash cream soup is ideal for the cold weather and the terrine is a great compliment for the bread. As for main course choices, pig jowls is definitely the winner of the night – so tenderly cooked and flavorful with such interesting texture in a good way. If you’re up for adventurous pork parts, pig jowl is your take. Finally dessert time! If you like meringue/marshmallow plus silky vanilla custard, go for the vanilla île flottante and set your taste buds floating with the little island!
Although not usually opened on Sunday, it was a full house for the MTL à TABLE night. Our waiter seemed somewhat overwhelmed and did not come to the table enough to check on us. But overall, it was a wonderful experience: great wine selection, delicious food with great portion and a warm, fun ambiance.
Gastropub, $$-$$$, Notable Wine Selection, Dinner, Happy Hours, Vegetarian Friendly, Parking Available, Private Event & Large Group Friendly
Part of the MTL à TABLE 2014 main course menu ($29) – Pork osso bucco in herbed tomato sauce served with garlic mashed potatoes, buttery mushroom, celery root and corn (perfectly cooked and tender but I find it a little underseasoned).
Part of the MTL à TABLE 2014 main course menu ($29) – Confit pig jowls – Slowly confit and moist pig jowls (yes, it’s pig cheek), garlic mashed potatoes, celery root, buttery mushrooms and corn served with red wine shallot sauce (the winner of the night!).
Part of the MTL à TABLE 2014 dessert menu ($29) – Homemade chocolate mousse – Berry coulis (purées), chocolate mousse, light cream and topped with fresh raspberries, this mini mason jar is packed with layers of flavors.
*Closed on Sundays & Mondays/Opened outside business hours for groups by reservation only.