Just in time for the week-end! Biarritz is my new favorite in the Plateau/Mile-End area. Located at the corner of St-Laurent and Villeneuve, the restaurant has been open for about two years now. The chef, Stéphane Bouzaglou, has a strong track record including working with Daniel Boulud and he's definitely someone to watch out for in Montreal.
The single-page menu offers choices from around the world and the best way to sample the dishes is to share them amongst friends. Here are a few plates from my first visit:
Ricotta gnocchis with sweet peas and chorizo
House pickles: Quick pickles, shitake and kimchi
Pork belly tacos
Beef tartare with homemade chips
Sweet chili and garlic chicken wings
Since starting this article, I have visited Biarritz for a 5 à 7 and to try their new brunch. Both visits were great experiences, with a professional and welcoming staff and amazing flavours in each single plate.
With the donut craze happening around town, Biarritz has started featuring fresh donuts during their brunch hour with Rachel from St-Donut. A new reason for me to go back!
For a dinner with friends, expect to pay between $40 and $70, including a bottle of wine and cocktails. For brunch, expect to pay approximately $30-$40, including a mimosa.