Over the last few days, Sofitel Montreal hosted the head chefs from Sofitel Legend Metropole Hanoi for a week of Vietnamese cuisine at Renoir restaurant. We like to think of this as the only time you'll see chopsticks at a French restaurant, so we HAD to go!
The event's Vietnamese menu consisted of five courses, with two mains to choose from (we went with both). At $45 per person, there is no denying the bang you are getting for your buck at a place of this standing.
"shrimp and pork rolls, mango salad"
"with chicken and salty egg"
"shallots and dill, spicy grapefruit salad"
"red onion and rice noodles"
"stewed with cinnamon, gilled in Lalot and thinly sliced steak with lemongrass, rice with mushroom"
"coconut cream and Japanese pearls"
We were delighted by the experience tonight. Aside from the great dining room and service, it was refreshing to eat Vietnamese gastronomy in a posh setting like Renoir's. Montreal definitely lacks a little when it comes to upscale Asian cuisine.
Price per person: $45
Montreal restaurant and bar reviews brought to you by two regular guys who like to eat and drink. We will go anywhere and we will say it like it is.