This was my second visit to Le Papillon on the Park and once again it did not disappoint. I had been waiting to return to this authentic Québécois restaurant since my first visit back in January. My mouth has been watering for 2 months waiting for the comforting chevre poutine. This isn’t just fries and gravy, it’s an amazing dish smothered with silky gravy, goat cheese, walnuts and lardons (bacon). If I could just eat 2 of these I would be satisfied but of course I have to try to be a little more sophisticated in my food choices sometimes 🙂
So I also had the French onion soup that is not only creamy but heavenly heart-warming and oh so delish! I couldn’t wait to dig into this little pot of gold.
For my main I ordered the Jarret D’agneau (braised lamb shank) which was satisfying but I regret not ordering the steak au poivre which I had on my first visit at Le Papillon. The steak is so melt in your mouth delicious; I will make my way back to these digs just for the steak and poutine.
My friend had the Ragoût de lapin which he described as a generous serving of luscious tender rabbit loin [“saddle ” might be the technical term] in a smooth and delicately flavoured creamy sauce with a touch of lardons – not your typical red wine sauce of the more well-known “civet de lapin”.
For dessert we had Pouding Chômeur which is otherwise known as the poor man’s pudding. It tasted like a thick pancake with hot caramel on top and it comes with a side of vanilla ice cream. The kind of dessert you want to enjoy by the fire at the chalet on a snow blizzard day.
Definitely a great restaurant to enjoy with good friends & family. Looking forward to having a nice meal on their rooftop patio this summer.