Our 25th anniversary in Montreal on June 30th at Terrasse Nelligan?
Why not, I like travelling and all I need is a beautiful location to save memories of and of course some pictures to post on my web site, as I am a pretty famous food writer and influencer at home (sounds funny, but it’s true).
And this restaurant is reported on TripAdvisor to be among the best 5 in town.
The Terrasse Nelligan on top of the building was attractive so we booked, but we couldn’t fight against bad weather who hijacked us to the Versus Restaurant at the first floor!
The atmosphere was nice tho in this restaurant, elegant and cozy enough and the service was excellent and very warm.
I have been delighted by that soft bread with olives and also by the amuse bouche, that came into the shape of a small and soft focaccia bread topped in green cream and little red tomato.
We started with two wonderful entrées:
– cheese raviolo with truffle and fresh beans
– sauté salmon with fresh beans and a delightful beetroot granita.
The granita was a delightful surprise for flavour and temperature.
Then we enjoied two top level main courses.
Believe me if I say that we Italians know how a good risotto should look like and this risotto with cuttlefish ink, lobster and scallop was absolutely delicious.
Cooking a not chewy or too raw scallop is not for common people: you need a good chef.
My hubby found the filet mignon delicious enough to scrape the dish!
Blanc de black on top of everything to celebrate and a nice surprise from the chef: he treated us with a sweet dish that (respectfully to the fact I was a bit –completely- overwhelmed by the champagne) was composed (I’m quite sure about this) by three little raspberry-passion fruit panna cottas topped with passion fruit ice cream and served with an excellent sider from Quebec.
The only thing I should complain -but I know it’s the fashion overseas- is too much “grass’ to decorate each dish.
Apart from this, what to say… not for every day because it is not cheap, but a “top top top” restaurant for special occasions.