I was invited to a media event held by Télégraphe at the new specialty food store FOU D'ICI, a while ago. Located on Maisonneuve and Bleury, it's the perfect stop to pick up a few things for a delicious dinner if you happen to be downtown.
The evening was very well organized and encouraged each media guest to taste and discuss some of the key and local products featured at FOU D'ICI.
I started by tasting tea and shortbread cookies made from Myco Sylva's mushrooms.
My second stop was a well-known product to me, La Fourmi Bionique cereals which taste way too good to be organic!
I got to finally taste the cornetti from La Cornetteria in Little Italy, another advantage to visit FOU D'ICI if you don't stop often in Little Italy.
The pearls by Corfia were fun to try with an array of fruits and maple sugar all covered in chocolate! They also offer interesting custom products if you get in touch with them, like chocolate business cards.
The sushi from Chef Malmi were amazing creations. It's been a while since I've had such fresh and tasteful sushi in Montreal.
FOU D'ICI also features a to-go counter with delicious meals that can be heated on location or easily at home. The team of cooks is directed by Chef Bergeron, a charming man who knows how to upgrade our last minute meal ideas.
I suggest you stop by next time you are in the area and browse the alleys for fun and local products that could highlight your kitchen. It's definitely not the place to fill your fridge, unless you have a big weekly budget but it's a good spot to treat yourself on a lazy week night.
*All photos for this post are from the media event and were made available by Télégraphe