Getting to know and experience Montreal's food scene can be very daunting. Montreal hosts cuisine from nearly every nation, and while the city itself can be considered small, the various food options are more then plentiful. It can be hard to figure out where to get what type of cuisine, and whether or not a restaurant is even worth your taste buds. Fortunately, À la Carte Express helps to bring international cooking right to your fingertips, and then your front door.
À La Carte Express is an online/phone service (available in French or English) that brings together nearly every type of food available in Montreal into one spot. Boasting a menu list of over one hundred different restaurants, À La Carte Express helps you find the food you're hankering for and delivers it directly to your home. Feel free to check out their catering options for when you need to feed a crowd. À La Carte Express is a solid service for those looking to discover new flavours, eat out while staying at home, and the hungry in general.
To get any type of dinner brought to directly to you, simply get onto À La Carte's website. Special deals, new restaurants, and helpful links grace the homepage to aid and entice customers, but for those looking for speed and efficiency, simply enter your postal code to gain a list of restaurants in your delivery area. From there, you just pick a restaurant and start ordering. It's that easy.
For the indecisive, À La Carte categorizes restaurants based on nation and cuisine type. You can gander at all the restaurants offering Indian food, and easily switch to burger joints, or vegetarian options. Useful for those ordering with friends who have wildly different eating habits. While you cannot order from multiple restaurants using the online service, it is just as easy to call in and place your order with a helpful representative. À La Carte is more than willing to cater to your gustatory needs; ordering from different restaurants is very do-able and hassle free.
In order to get the most out the À La Carte's large variety of different foods, I decided to dine on wildly different cuisine. Never having had Tibetan food before, OM restaurant piqued my interest, one of the many interesting and esoteric options at À La Carte. They also serve Indian for those a little wary of Tibetan food. Keeping it to more familiar ground, with a slight bit of fancy edge, my second choice was the French restaurant Ian Perreault pret-a-manger. In total I ordered a Tibetan beef dish, an Indian goat curry, shrimp rissotto, and a white fish-corn soumoule. Three wildly different cuisines brought to the same table, in my own home no less.
While I did have to call À La Carte to place two different restaurant orders, the process was just as easy as it is online. The phone representative was very helpful, and even called me back to make sure my order was correct. À La Carte's website states that there may be up to an hour waiting time, but surprisingly, and very pleasing, was the arrival of my meal in a little over half an hour. I'm sure the wait-time can vary depending on the day, traffic, and specific time, but my short wait time served as a testament to the fact that À La Carte employees will try to get your food to you ASAP.
The result of my À La Carte experience was a mixture of cuisines on one plate I would not have been able to enjoy without À La Carte's help. Tibetan, Indian, and French foods graced my palate, each dish still warm and fresh from the restaurant. If you're looking to have a cool eating experience from the comfort of your home, check out À La Carte Express. They make eating diverse and delicious food a lot easier.