Restaurant: L’Gros Luxe (Longueuil)
Restaurant type: bar, bar food, fast food, québécois
Prices: $5-$24 all dishes, $13-$18 grilled cheeses, $10-$13 cocktails
Date: Monday November 4th 2019
Table of: 2
My favorite dishes: poutine grilled cheese + croque monsieur grilled cheese
This week, I was invited to the L’Gros Luxe of my choice to try one of their grilled cheeses for their Grilled Cheese Month celebration! For the month of November, all L’Gros Luxe locations are celebrating Grilled Cheese month because why not? Grilled cheeses are the best! Every week, each L’Gros Luxe presents one grilled cheese to you, so with 9 locations and 4 weeks, that means 36 different grilled cheeses to try 😉 Will you try them all?!
Of course, I chose the one in Vieux-Longueuil, which is like 15 minutes from my house. L’Gros Luxe is a higher-end bar chain that also serves food and you can find them across the city (5 locations in the Greater Montreal Area, plus 4 more across the province). Besides delicious grilled cheeses, you’ll also find bar food favorites like: nachos, poutines, burgers, tacos, salads and more! They also have a very extensive cocktails list, from classic cocktails to their own signature creations. If you’re a Caesars kinda person, you can get their L’Gros Caesar Deluxe, which comes with TEN toppings!!!
Back to grilled cheese month now. Alex and I chose the croque monsieur grilled cheese (L’Gros Luxe Longueuil’s Week 1 creation) and the poutine grilled cheese (static menu offering). Both grilled cheeses were delicious and I loved them both. The croque monsieur grilled cheese was full of melted cheese, béchamel sauce and ham and it was a superb blend, just like a “normal” croque monsieur sandwich. The poutine grilled cheese was loaded full of cheeses, fries and gravy and everything was nicely balanced. If I had to choose a favorite though, I would have to pick the poutine grilled cheese, as its very original and the croque monsieur grilled cheese, as good as it was, remains a normal sandwich that already exists. The only constructive criticism I would add is that I would have preferred more grill on the bread, but the taste was still great.
We also accompanied our grilled cheeses with a house salad which was fresh and light, and a side of mac n cheese which was nice and cheesey. In terms of drinks, Alex opted for the virgin mojito which was very good and I got the Amermelade Spritz which was ok; too bitter for me compared to Aperol.
With 36 grilled cheese options to choose from (plus static menu options like their poutine grilled cheese and the grilled cheese club), you’re bound to find your grilled cheese soulmate! Happy grilled cheese month at L’Gros Luxe!
*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