Visiting L'Atelier D'Argentine for LeCHOP!
LeCHOP is a great event that gives you the opportunity to try a 3-course menu at 5 different restaurants for the awesome fixed price of $25. It's not the first time a concept like this is proposed but this one is a little bit different. Each chef competes weekly for the dish of the week which is also served at their restaurant. You can then head on the website and vote for a chance to win a free meal for two. Check out the YouTube channel here to get tempted by the food!
The team behind LeCHOP gave me the opportunity to visit L'Atelier D'Argentine in Old Montreal this past Friday and I had a great time! Thursdays and Fridays feature a live dj with percussions and projections which makes for the perfect ambiance to kick off the weekend.
Here's the 3-course I picked:
Appetizer: Fontana and caramelized onions empanadas
Main: Chimichurri tapas de asado
Dessert: Dulce de leche flan
Everything was delicious and perfectly cooked! The only thing I could have asked for more is the chimichurri sauce with the steak. I visited Buenos Aires a few years ago and I was a fan of all the sauces available on each table to accompany any meat cut.
If you're into wine and feel like spending a little more than the fixed $25, I would definitely ask for a wine pairing. L'Atelier D'Argentine is proud of its Argentinian wines, the biggest selection in the country, and it proves for great discoveries throughout the meal. I loved trying a fortified Malbec from Argentina, a Port-like product, with my dessert!
Finally, if you plan on going (and you should!), make sure to book between 5 and 8pm to enjoy the happy hour where all the cocktails are $6!