Let me introduce you to a cozy restaurant called Barroco in Old Montreal. As soon as I stepped inside out of the cold night I felt like I was transporting to another time. It was as if I was part of some story from long ago, an "Old Fashioned" journey which is where my tale begins!
THE OLD FASHIONED
|Maple Cognac Old Fashioned|
|Barroco's Sexy Interior|
The Maple Cognac Old Fashioned is the PERFECT compliment to the Maple Foie Gras Osmose. The foie gras is from the "duck friendly" local Palmex Rougier Farm. The dish was inspired by this seductive cocktail. Created with orange supremes, brandy and angostura gelee; the foie gras rests in maple syrup, salt and water for 24-hours. This gives the liver an amazing texture and taste. The polenta & molasses bread is served warm and literally melts in your mouth.
|Maple Foie Gras Osmose|
THE BAR CHEFIf The Old Fashioned is not for you don't fret because Barroco has a very extensive cocktail menu--some items are not even listed on the menu! I am confident someone at the bar can create whatever your naughty mind can imagine. Everything about this place is tantalizing so I was not surprised to see Absinthe. The presentation was superb and the taste outstanding--no the "green fairy" didn't cause any hallucinations, or did it? What the heck, just imbibe and be merry.
|Max the Bar Chef|
|The Tools: Cardamom and House made Grenadine|
|The Masterpiece called a Bar|
HAPPILY EVERY AFTER
My "Old Fashioned" journey was truly complete when I was able to get a rose from the lovely lady that I like to call "Jeanvieve". If my first meal in Montreal is this good, then I know I am in for a treat!
Gourmand Girls' Conclusion: 5 VIPsBarroco Restaurant gets our highest rating of 5 VIPs.
312 Rue Saint Paul Ouest
Montreal, QC Canada