Restaurant: Grumman 78′
Restaurant type: Mexican, fusion, street food, casual, fast food
Prices: $7-$17 / dish
Date: Monday April 21st 2019
Table of: 2
My favorite dish: Chorizo and Nordic shrimps salad taco
Monday night, I was invited to try out the all-new Lightspeed Taco at Grumman 78′! The Lightspeed Taco – comprised of a rhubarb relish, slices of home-made halibut gravlax, a crema of poblano pepper and parsley and a home-made fried tostada – was created by Grumman 78’s chef, Sébastien Harrison Cloutier.
This wonderfully fresh and delicate creation, “a unique Quebec-in-Spring-inspired taco” as per Gaelle Cerf, co-founder of Grumman78, was brought to life thanks to a collaboration between Lightspeed (sponsor of Les Lauriers awards) and Grumman 78′ (nominated as one of the best food trucks at Les Lauriers).
Grumman 78′ is located in St-Henri, just off of St-Jacques and Notre-Dame, on Courcelle Street. The space itself is super cute; its like an old brick garage that sits alone in a large parking lot with an outdoor set-up and colorful metal chairs. On the inside, you’ll find a rustic-industrial look, with a lot of wood, string lights and metal. Although we came for the Lightspeed Taco, I was thankful that we got to try more dishes from Grumman 78′, which I’d been meaning to try forever:
- Lightspeed Taco: rhubarb relish, slices of home-made halibut gravlax, a crema of poblano pepper and parsley and a home-made fried tostada
- Chorizo and Nordic shrimps salad taco
- Philly cheese steak taco
- Fried chicken
- Impossible cake: chocolate cake with panna cotta, dulce de leche and sliced almonds
- Lucky Little Man: Amaro Lucano, pineapple, lemon, soda, smoked bitters, angostura
- Pancho: Dolin white vermouth, Convite Esencial mezcal, Cazadores Blanco tequila, lime, orange bitters
Although we really enjoyed everything we ate, the Chorizo and Nordic shrimps salad taco was hands down the best dish and one of the best and most memorable dishes I’ve had in a while; that you’ll definitely be hearing me talk about for the next little bit. Everything about this dish was perfect; the two crispy taco shells full of melted cheese in between, the greasy and salty chorizo, the fresh Nordic shrimps salad on top and all of the fresh cilantro and lime juice. I wish I had ordered a second!!
I really enjoyed the freshness and delicacy of the Lightspeed Taco, but I wasn’t a big fan of the rhubarb relish, as I don’t really like relish in general. However, the halibut gravlax itself was melt-in-your-mouth wonderful, the poblano and parsley crema was silky smooth and the fried tostada added a nice crunch and texture. I really liked the Philly cheese steak taco, which tasted just like the sandwich does, but all wrapped up in a nice tortilla. The fried chicken was excellent; super juicy and moist on the inside and nice and crispy on the outside. Last but not least, the Impossible cake was a great way to end the meal. The chocolate cake wasn’t overly sweet nor was it too heavy, which in my opinion is two very good things and I loved that it was basically two desserts in one, with the pann cotta topping. Can’t forget the dulce de leche smothered all over it, which makes any dessert a 10/10.
I also chose the Lucky Little Man cocktail, which was exactly what I was looking for. It reminded me a lot of an Aperol Spritz, minus the bubbles. It was a tad bitter and tasted like oranges; very nice and refreshing!
We had an excellent meal at Grumman 78′ and I highly recommend it! The food was delicious, the cocktails were great and the space is super cool. I would definitely come back in the summer with some friends for a 5@7 on their terrasse, along with some yummy tacos. During our experience, we also got to order with the Lightspeed POS system, which was very easy to use and intuitive. A big thank you to Grumman 78′ and Lightspeed for the invitation and for having us! ❤
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*This restaurant post does not contain my usual restaurant review criteria of restaurants, as this is a sponsored post where I was invited to the restaurant as a guest.
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