Spring is full on and summer is at the doorstep, quite the perfect timing to go try a raclette and fondue restaurant while it's still a bit frisky! La Raclette is a gorgeous little Plateau restaurant located on quiet Gilford street. I had never heard of it before but I sure will remember it. I have to say that I rarely step in fondue venues as I like to make it at home with great company and wine. La Raclette sizes that ambiance with no pretention as it is an Apportez votre vin restaurant. A special mention to the open kitchen bringing a modern look to a cozy restaurant.
For my visit, I decided to go along with a three service from the single paged menu. To begin with, I ordered the pepper raclette, consisting of two slices of delicious melted cheese and potatoes. I enjoyed it with homemade pickles brought along fresh baguette on our arrival.
On to my entrée, I ordered the bavette cooked in fine herbs accompanied by shredded potatoes, beets and crunchy green beans. The beef was perfectly cooked and the whole plate was more than generous.
Finally, I made it to dessert to have a delicious bowl of nougat ice cream. It's so rare to find this type of ice cream in Montreal! Dried fruits and nuts were mixed in to give it a fruit cake flavor.
Conclusion: La Raclette is a lovely Apportez votre vin restaurant to enjoy great amounts of cheese. The service was flawless with the waiters always on stand-by. A great location to try when one wants to get away from Mont-Royal street. They also have a pretty wooden terrace in the front for summer.
LA RACLETTE ADDRESS: 1059 Gilford PHONE: 514-524-8118 HOURS: MON-SUN 17:30PM - 12AM ALCOHOL: BYOW VEGETARIAN FRIENDLY: Yes CREDIT CARDS: Yes PRICE: $40 for a 3-course service
Note: Please don't mind the pictures for this one, I relied too much on my dear iPhone!