to eat / chef’s table suckling pig table at the breslin

With the amount of restaurants, cafes, patisseries, etc. popping up in the city every day, it can take a while before I make my way to one. I’d been to the Stumptown in the Ace Hotel, but never the adjacent gastropub. After a delicious trip to Quebec, my friend N asked if I wanted to join the suckling pig feast at the Breslin. I couldn’t find a reason not to.

We had a group of ten. We added a few bottles of wine to the meal. It was a very meat heavy meal and despite everyone’s best efforts, we left with a ton of leftovers. As an ice cream lover, the cherry topped ice cream at the end of the meal was the perfect ending to a charming evening. Overall, I think the Breslin’s price point on this meal is a bit high. I’d charged the meal to my British Airways Visa, realizing later that I was getting a $50 credit because the Breslin has a Michelin star!

~ The menu ~

~ Half of the group ~

~ The surroundings ~

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to eat / farewell to m. wells

M. Wells opened in July 2o10 and quickly caught the attention of the food crowd as an Quebeco-American diner with far from standard diner fare . My friend, Talida, lives near M. Wells and offered to take me for my birthday (which is in November). Our schedules are always so busy that we didn’t manage to get it on our calendars until M. Wells announced they were closing. Luckily, Talida got a dinner reservation before they closed the reservation books. You can read her thoughts on the meal here.

We had a delightful, food coma-inducing dinner. If you’re an adventurous eater, I suggest visiting with good group of fellow adventurous eaters since many dishes are portioned to share. With only weeks to go until closing, M. Wells was very busy (with long lines through the night), but we had excellent, attentive service.

If you didn’t get a chance to eat here, don’t worry. They will (hopefully) reopen when they find a location with a suitable rent.

~ A few shots of the menu (because I like looking at menus) ~

~ Owner Hugue Dufour ~

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