Brit & Chips
I have always been a fan of dinner parties, having friends over for food and wine, but the aftermath is always a dread. So I thought, why not just invite all these friends to a restaurant and save me the hassle of cleaning up afters. And I did - in the name of Gastronome+Al, a couple of us gathered at Brit & Chips in Old Montreal for a night of the good old Fish & Chips. Prior to the event I have not been to B&C, and I had no clue with regards to the size of the establishment and how many people it could fit. As you can imagine, having 17 hungry souls at the same time was a nightmare for the staff. However, everyone was busy catching up with each other, making new friends, and basically just enjoying the night. So the event turn out to be a success, and a nice start to many other Gastronome+Al Foodscapades to come..
Cod in Burgundy Lion Batter $11
Tandoori Popcorn Shrimps $6
Spicy Whitebait $4
Fish & Chips were made to almost perfection. The Aussies and Brits who were present were all pleasantly delighted by the quality and freshness of the fish fritters. Prices are really reasonable for the portions that you get. Plus, no extra charges for tomato and tartar sauce! My only complain would be the size of the establishment - well the place got so crowded at one point that the waiter had to politely ask us to give up our seats, and it was a Thursday night! Perfect place if you want to do a take out and not having to wait for a seat. But overall, I was glad that I left the place with my cravings satisfied and not having to smell like fish and oil.