Arepera Du Plateau MontrealPosted By Alex Chinien Dec 07 2011 · 2 comments · Dining Out, Plateau, Snacks & Street Food
An Arepa is a traditional Venezuelan corn bread. Arepera du Plateau bakes these delicious breads and fills them with fresh ingredients ranging from boar chorizo, onions and peppers to minced stewed shark in tomato sauce. The restaurant is located on a very central spot at the corner of Du bullion and Duluth and has a decent amount of seating. The staff was extremely friendly, greeting diners with a joyous “Ola!” and singing along to Spanish songs as they worked. A veritable cornucopia of fresh fruit and produce are on display at the counter along with fresh juice for sale ranging from guava, tamarind, sugar cane and mango.
I ordered the La Llanera, upon a recommendation from a friend, which is an arepa filled with shredded stewed beef in tomato sauce with feta cheese and avocado. As a side (dessert?) I ordered fried plantains. The sandwich was absolutely delicious and featured a distinct layering of flavour. I had never had an arepa before so the bread along with the Venezuelan spices made this really special. The platains were served fried – almost caramelized and dusted with a soft cheese. They were sweet but not as sweet as a thai fried banana dessert and the soft cheese actually added savory depth to the dish.
Definitely check this place out for lunch or dinner – the dining room is pleasant and they also have a variety of soups I would like to try at some point.
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