Restaurant: Perles et Paddock
Restaurant type: brunch, fancy, cuisine du marché
Prices: $6-$26 brunch
Date: Saturday May 26th 2018
Table of: 6
Because we were long overdue for a brunch meet up, my fellow bottomless brunch biddies and I decided to give Perles et Paddock a try, after Linda recommended it. Obviously, I checked the menu before accepting and found it to my liking, with multiple dishes that sounded delicious.
We chose to meet at P&P for 10am and surprisingly, there was no one there and no line up! A Montreal brunch first! As soon as I stepped inside, I was starstruck by the beautiful and minimalist decor, the huge amounts of natural light pouring in (although it was a cloudy morning), all of the lights fixtures, the greenery all over and the beautiful and imposing bar in the center of the room. I rarely get these “wow” moments when I visit restaurants, but this one definitely had my attention for the first little while (I just wanted to take 100 pictures lol).
Being the first of my party to arrive, I got to fully enjoy the decor, as everyone else arrived gradually. David and I sat there alone for a bit so we decided to get the party started and ordered ourselves a first round of Beer mimosas. These were very good, kind of like a beer cocktail; it reminded me of a Ricard’s Radler because of the combination of beer and citrus mousse. It was light and refreshing, fruity but not very sweet and for just $4 a glass, a great way to start the day!
Eventually, once everyone arrived and everyone had the time to browse the menu, we passed our food and drinks orders. I was a bit disappointed that the lobster eggs Benedict was no longer on the menu (although, it is my fault for not having come sooner) so I settled for the mushroom omelette with cheese and arugula, served with homemade sausage, rosti & crème fraîche dish, which seemed as appetizing, minus the lobster of course. The dish was in fact delicious and perfectly executed. The omelette itself was nice and fluffy and creamy and the fillings were very yummy. The homemade sausage was excellent as were the rosti with crème fraîche and chives. I just wish this dish was also served with some homemade sourdough toasts, like my friends’ shakshukas, so I ordered some too #yolo. The homemade sourdough toasts were very good and even better lathered with butter and homemade blackberry jam. I also ordered a Latte, kind of as a dessert, which was excellent. It had a delicious taste and the coffee was not too strong nor overpowering, just perfect.
My friends all chose either the shakshuka, the avocado and smoked salmon toast or the steak and eggs and they all enjoyed their meals. I got to taste the shakshuka and the sauce was very good, with the littlest touch of heat. I did however find their portions to be rather on the small side. My friends also ordered the Nutella beignets to share, which they loved (I tasted the Nutella sauce which was yummy).
Overall, the meal was excellent, the drinks were perfect and the company was top. The service was very good and attentive and the space was just so beautiful; I felt like I was in a modern and chic tropical rain forest. I have my own criteria when it comes to reviewing restaurants, which I also use on my Instagram account (@elisebgravel). It’s very simple, there are only three points: the quality of the food (on 10), the price (from $ to $$$$$) and the following question: would I go back?
So, here is my review of Perles et Paddock:
Would I go back?: Most definitely!!
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*All photos and opinions are mine