Restaurant type: market cuisine, BYOW, fusion, French, Italian, Asian, terrasse, weekend brunches
Prices: $4.50-$23 brunch dishes, $10-$23 extras/sides
Date: Saturday April 13th 2019
Table of: 3
Last November, when I hosted my first ever Insta Foodies dinner at Machiavelli, Natassia (chef-owner) was kind enough to gift all the guests with a free brunch coupon. Since neither Stef @smarkfoodie, Saline @bellyfulfood nor myself had used them yet, we decided to finally get around to trying Machiavelli’s brunch menu on a warm and sunny spring Saturday!
Machiavelli is located in Pointe-Saint-Charles and offers a market cuisine in a very cosy setting. Its hard to describe the cuisine, but its very yummy dishes that will fill you up nicely, with inspirations from Europe and Asia.
I opted for the Béné-datte-tine: two poached eggs, Fairmount bagel, date and walnut pesto, prosciutto and a lemon hollandaise sauce. I really enjoyed the dish, especially the sweet taste of the date and walnut pesto which made this dish very different from your typical eggs benny. The sauce was very good too; lemoney but not too much. However, I would have preferred for the dish to be accompanied by a more “classic” potato option and a bit more food in my plate; the portion was a bit on the small end. Stef opted for the same dish as me and also enjoyed it and Saline opted for the oeuf à la coque with caviar and the matcha pancakes, which she equally enjoyed. Our brunch dishes were also accompanied by a homemade drink, some bread and jelly and a smoothie parfait to finish things off on a sweet note.
We had a great time at Machiavelli for brunch, but the highlight is probably the fact that you can show up with no reservation, enjoy a lengthy meal with friends and have a few mimosas. The brunch was good, but left me wondering if I should get the foie gras dish as a dessert as I was still hungry (we later opted to try out Patrice Pâtissier for dessert instead).
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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.
*All photos and comments are mine