There are restaurants out there that you have to go to when you visit a city. Here in Montreal, that place is Au Pied de Cochon which translates to “the foot of the pig.” And yes, that is a signature dish on the menu. You can read about that later. For me, this place is all about their hearty dishes and of course, their foie gras. It’s hard to believe the food is in within the French family, Québécois French to be exact. The flavors are heavy and very rich. Well, maybe it’s because we added foie to just about every dish. What? That’s how we roll.
As for the restaurant itself, it’s pretty lively and loud. Not in an annoying way at all. It’s festive. And the wait staff didn’t miss a beat weaving in and around the tables dealing with the rambunctious patrons, like us. Our waiter was really cool explaining dishes in both French and English. Props for his patience. Once we ordered the appetizers came out within ten minutes. The entrees came out much later, but all at the same time. I figure for the size of our group,the time it took to prepare everything was okay.
The feast lasted about two hours and we had to take a few courses home. We ordered so much. And you know what? We’ll do the same thing next time around. For real.
Au Pied de Cochon
536 Avenue Duluth E
Montréal, QC H2L 1A9, Canada
Verdict: Seek this place out, make a reservation, and loosen your belt. Highly recommended.