Restaurant Mache MontrealPosted By Alex Chinien Jul 21 2012 · 0 comments · Dining Out
Mâche restaurant is a newly opened casual spot on St Denis – in the heart of the Latin Quarter. The menu includes comfort foods like Mac and Cheese, Pulled Pork sandwiches and Poutine. We decided to try out Mâche on a hungry night when we didn’t want to break the bank – nearly the entire menu is under 15$. We started with a pint of beer and a glass of Sangria and sat out on the terrasse.
One thing that stands out on the menu is the selection of Pates Chinois. This dish is about as french canadian as you get and there really isn’t anything Chinese about it! One theory behind the name is that the dish was introduced to chinese laborers during the building of the railways in the late 19th Century. Anyhow – we decided to try Le Spicy with ground beef, merguez sausage, hot pepper, fried garlic, caramelized onions, corn and mashed potato (11$) and Aux Legumes with chick peas, kidney beans, zucchini, eggplant, cabbage, onions, corn and mashed potato (10$).
Our dishes were served quite quickly and were very filling as expected. Also as expected, Le Spicy had a lot more flavor and punch to it than Aux Legumes. The heat from the pepper and sweetness of the caramelized onion was a great combo and I really enjoyed it. The Aux legumes was just that – heavy and full of vegetables but was definitely missing some spices or flavors. It come off bland. However I would certainly say that given a look at the rest of the menu the Aux Legumes is more of safety dish to offer vegetarians and definitely not the direction the menu wants to take you.
This place is extremely affordable and is a great choice for diners on a budget. No complaints here.
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