Wednesday 4 September 2013

Restaurant L'Orignal, Montreal, QC

I'm in Montreal for a couple days for meetings along with the rest of our division.

Eight of us had supper at Restaurant L'Orignal in Old Montreal.

It was cute inside.

And here we are ... Dorothy, Baljeet, Steve, Imran, me, Tom, Gabi and Trudy.

I ordered the pork special.  I specifically said I just wanted potatoes and pork.  When it came, there were also asparagus and mushrooms.  When I mentioned it to our server, she said I must have miscommunicated with her.  Yet when I looked at the bill afterwards, it did say that I just wanted mashed potatoes.  So there!  The pork was apparently wrapped in plastic and poached in spices and then grilled to order.  It was okay, not great.  The mashed potatoes were cold and too pureed/mushy.  I was shocked when the bill came to see that it was $29!

Desserts were a bit hit around the table!

Goat cheesecake
Deconstructed S'Mores
I had blueberry crumble ... it was delicious!  It was the best part of the meal!

I'm not a fancy schmancy diner so it's a treat when I'm in a nice restaurant.  Though our server was friendly and took good care of us (other than saying I had miscommunicated with her), I wasn't impressed with the food, especially considering the prices.

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Isabel said...

The dessert looks yummy! SOrry the food wasn't all that.

MaggieMay said...

I'm glad the dessert was at least. I'm often wary of the "specials" in a restaurant - maybe it's the cheap Winnipeger in me (we're a city known to be frugal) but if they don't tell me the price I don't order it. I don't know if anyone remembers Joe Peschi in Lethal Weapon 3 and what he said about what happens to you at the drive-thru but that's how I view "random" restaurant specials. When in doubt order the beef dip. It's yummy and almost impossible to mess up. LOL

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the review - I'm looking for a place to take my partner... I'm a little scared now to try this one.