Could this be any more Canadian?
Or, as I like to call it, the ultimate Canadian cookie.
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The sweet treat is a classic chocolate-chip cookie made with Swiss chocolate and candied bacon and topped with a buttermilk pancake and maple syrup made right here in Quebec.
Owner Giacomo Lombardo told MTL Blog that the item is "Inspired from everyone not being able to go to the Cabane à Sucre, so we’re bringing it to you in a sweet way; The Cabane à Beau!"
You can get six cookies for $15, 12 cookies for $30 or 18 cookies for $40.
I think it's fair to say that's worth it for what might be the ultimate Canadian treat (which could double as breakfast).
Price: $15 for six cookies
Address: Lasalle, QC
Why You Need To Go: For the perfect excuse to eat cookies for breakfast.
So you can order them for breakfast, lunch OR dinner.
The eatery is inspired by the chicken from California and Nashville, which means it's bringing a little bit of spice to Laval.
The chicken and waffles are not the only "must-try" on the menu. They also cook up delicious poutines, sandwiches tacos and even breakfast sandwiches that are served all day long.
Levon Keyork, the owner of the establishment, is also the mastermind behind the popular Laval restaurant Mantì.
A representative of the restaurant told MTL Blog that the name of the establishment was "inspired by the word Calìente, because what's better than some spicy fried chicken?"
Calì will be serving food out of Mantì for the time being and a physical location will open in June 2021. "Levon will use this method to successfully launch his concept during this pandemic time," said Vanessa Triassi, a member of the marketing team.
If you're dying to try this spicy fried chicken combined with sweet waffles, you can order for pick up or place your order via UberEats.
Address: 2204, boul. Curé-Labelle, Laval, QC
Why You Need To Go: To bite into some of the tastiest fried chicken and waffles around!
For you and your best friend.
Dogs are man's best friend, and who doesn't like to go out for coffee with their bff? That's now possible at this all-new dog café in Laval. Café Arthur offers the opportunity for visitors to relax, rain or shine, while providing a fun space for their hairy friends.
The café opened its doors on July 2.
So whether you need to study, work, or just want to go out for a snack, you don't have to leave your beloved pet alone at home.
In addition to serving drinks and pastries, the café also offers services for its four-legged customers, like a dog park complete with astroturf and toys in the middle of the establishment.
The little park can fit up to a dozen dogs at once under the watchful eyes of their masters, who must ensure their good behaviour.
Humans can also take a seat on the pretty terrasse or at one of many indoor tables.
The café aims to offer grooming services in the near future, and as of now, you can leave your dog there for a babysitting service during business hours.
For $8 an hour, you can go about your business while your dog is having fun with the other furry customers.
Dog kibbles are available, but for bipeds, the menu includes about 15 drinks and pastries such as croissants, chocolatines, and muffins.
If you want something more substantial, empanadas, vegetarian nachos, and deli meats are available.
Type of food: Coffee and pastry
Address: 880, boul. Arthur-Sauvé, Laval, QC
Why You Have To Go: To have coffee with your best pup and give them a fun night out.
This article was originally published in French on Narcity Québec.
Can you handle it?
- The End Game Burger at Allons Burger in Laval is a monster of meat and cheese.
- The restaurant owners are so sure you can't finish it that they promise to reimburse you for the price of the dish if you do.
While extreme food challenges aren't uncommon in Quebec, Allons Burger's gigantic hamburger could intimidate even the most gluttonous among us. The towering sandwich, which the restaurant calls "the biggest burger in town," is a monster of juicy meat and oozing cheese with just two small buns holding it precariously together. It's so huge that the Allons Burger owners are certain that you will never be able to handle it alone.
Composed of six 200-gram patties, onion rings, smoked meat, beef bacon, two mozzarella patties, as well as Swiss cheese, this dish also comes buried under a mountain of fries.
If you take up the challenge by yourself and don't leave a single crumb on your plate, the restaurant will reimburse you for the full price of the End Game Burger, $39.99 plus tax, and you'll be able to brag to your friends about your invincible stomach.
However, since this dish takes a certain amount of time to prepare, it is imperative that you call the restaurant beforehand (450-934-3433) to place your order and give the cooks time to get everything ready.
Unless you want to take part in the competition, you'll certainly need the help of many of your friends to get through the enormous dish.
The End Game is just one of several creative dishes at Allons Burger, whose owners have outlined a mission to create plates that are "out of the ordinary."
There's also a decadent mac n' cheese that comes inside a bread bowl sphere. It's perfect for the end of a long night or the aftermath of a good cry.
The End Game Burger isn't the only giant dish challenge to hit the Montreal area in the last year, either.
In November, anyone who finished the $50 CHampionne poutine at the Bell Centre had a chance to win free Habs tickets.
Are monster dishes becoming a trend? We honestly can't tell if that excites us.
Get all the details on the End Game below.
The End Game Burger
Tuesday – Thursday: 11:00 a.m. – 11:00 p.m.
Friday – Saturday: 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 a.m.
Sunday – Monday: 11:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Where: 1205, boulevard Curé-Labelle, Laval
Cost: Starting at $39.99
Why You Have To Try It: To discover a totally decadent creation so big you'll never believe it!
This article was originally published in French on Narcity Québec.
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The 450 knows how to do greek!
- MTL Blog decided to make a list of Greek restaurants in Laval for all of our Moussaka and olive lovers.
- Each one of these restaurants makes some of the best feta-filled dishes around.
- See the list below!
When it comes to good, flavour-filled food, Greek dishes tend to stand out. As a kid growing up Greek in Montreal, my peers would always be in awe of my homemade lunches. Tiropita, mousaka, pastitsio, and lamb were always paired with feta, olives, and tzatziki. These simple yet memorable dishes have been a major part of my life. So, I decided to make a list of Greek restaurants in Laval.
I did this because when I think about Greek restaurants in our area, Laval always comes to mind. Laval is a short commute away from Montreal and just so happens to be home to some of the most authentic and delicious Greek eateries you can find.
Even though we have tons of killer Greek establishments in Montreal, if you're a fanatic Greek food lover, the following Laval eateries are worth commuting for. From savoury dishes to surgery sweet plates, Laval is home to some delicious Greek restaurants that are loved by many locals.
Laval may seem like a foreign land to some but the reality is, it is only a short car ride away. And, now, with the extension of the Orange Line, it makes for an even easier commute.
If a flight to Greece may be out of reach, a metro ride to Laval may be exactly what you need!
Where: 4365, blvd. Notre-Dame
When it comes to homemade, authentic eateries, Christina's is at the top of my list. The family-owned restaurant cooks up tasty Greek dishes that remind me of my yia yia's cooking, which is the highest form of compliment!
The warm ambiance combined with the genuine Greek flavours makes Christina's Cuisine a must-try for any Greek food lover.
Souvlaki Village Grec
Where: 4491, blvd Samson
If you're looking for a kick-ass gyro in Laval, then Souvlaki Grec is the place for you. The tasty tzatziki combine sd with the fresh, quality meats has kept this establishment in business since 1977, so you know they must be doing something right!
Where: 4654, Chemin du Souvenir
This affordable Greek eatery is known for its fried zucchini chips, octopus and meat dishes. They even serve delicious Greek "makaronada" which is Greek spaghetti!
What many people don't realize is that Ola Kala is also a hot spot to watch sporting events!
Who needs bar food during the hockey game when you can have souvlaki?
Souvlaki Vieux Grec
Where: 3924, Chemin du Souvenir
This cute and cozy Laval eatery is known for its good service and even better food. The authentic gyros are topped with well-made tzaztiki that will keep you coming back time and time again.
I personally like to get one chicken stick and one porc stick because I enjoy both equally!
Where: 5034, blvd. Samson
I've always been a fan of Tripolis. Even though there's one in Montreal, I do feel like the Laval location is worth mentioning.
The lamb chops and veal chops are both worth commuting to Laval to try. I also love the salades at tripolis, there's something about the finely cut ingredients and the zesty dressing that I constantly crave.
And, with every bite you take, you will be transported to a village in Greece, it's that good.
Where: 4637, Chemin du Souvenir
Greektown grill has a way of marinating their meat that will have you craving it time and time again.
The simple and well-priced dishes along with the casual environment has made this a go-to for so many Laval locals.
Next time you're craving Greek food, why not head to Greektown Grill in Laval? You won't regret it.
Where: 1150, blvd. Curé-Labelle
Rotisserie Panama has a few locations, but the one in Laval is truly amazing.
Panama prides themselves on the quality and authenticity of their plates. Everything from the chicken and lamb chops to the friend cheese and zucchini makes for a memorable meal.
The blue and white decor combined with the traditional dishes will truly give you the illusion of being in Greece, until you look outside that is!
Where: 4879 Boul Notre-Dame
Bet you weren't expecting this one, right? But, Greek desserts have become quite a craze and Mr. Puffs is to thank for that.
Although this has now become a popular chain, the original location is located in Laval and it never disappoints.
The Greek donut holes are traditionally topped with honey and cinnamon but Mr.Puffs offers a modern variation on this classic Greek desert. Everything from cookies and cream, sugar and cinnamon, salted caramel, maple syrup, double chocolate and more are offered at this calorie infused establishment, perfect for an after-dinner treat!
Patisserie Café Phyllo
Where: 703 blvd. Curé-Labelle
Greeks are not only about lamb and garlic sauce. Coffee and pastries are a big part of culinary experience in Greece and Phyllo in Laval bring the sweet part of Greece to us.
Not only does this establishment make classic Greek "frappés" but it also creates some of the best Greek desserts you can find.
Bougatsa is one of the most popular deserts in Greece and Café Phyllo is known for it. The traditional recipe is filled with semolina custard and topped with cinnamon and powdered sugar. And, yes, it's as good as it sounds.
I hope you enjoy your Laval excursion!
A Californian oasis at the end of the orange line.
- New Laval restaurant Westwood Bar & Grill has an interior inspired by Palm Springs and a menu to make your mouth water.
- The restaurant is easily accessible from Montreal on the orange line.
Laval is only a short commute away from Montreal and quickly adding to its collection of some of the trendiest spots in the metropolitan area. Westwood Grill & Bar is the newest player on the block. This restaurant within the Place Bell, next to Montmorency orange line station, will make you feel like you're in 1960s Palm Springs and the pictures are enough to have you jumping on the metro.
This project comes from by A5 agency and a female-led management team. The goal was to create a “festive restaurant,” one reason why the kitchen is open until midnight.
Josianne Beaulieu, the associate director of Westwood, told Narcity Quebec that she wants to leave the restaurant only “when people want to leave.” She hopes Westwood will attract "customers from all over the region.”
The 180 seat-restaurant was designed by Atelier Zébulon Perron, the firm behind Montreal Plaza, Le Boating Club and the exceptionally gorgeous Marcus Four Seasons.
One side of the restaurant offers a cozy bar section with a snack menu. On the other side, there is a colourful dining room filled with cacti, palm leaves, enormous booths and towering mirrors.
The open kitchen divides the two spaces and gives off a luxurious, old-glamour vibe. Not to mention the adorable, retro-style bathrooms perfect for those beloved bathroom selfies.
The décor will give you the illusion of being in Palm Springs and the food will have your taste buds joining the party.
The menu is nothing short of spectacular. "At Westwood," the website states, "anything is allowed: sweet and full-bodied, earth and sea, grilled and raw."
There is a large raw section that includes carpaccio and tataki as well as a variety of meats, such as pork ribs, veal chop, and steak. And who can forget seafood? Tuna steak, shrimp, and cod are among the favourites at this eatery.
This is an opportunity to experience Californian cuisine with an Asian twist. Westwood combines fresh aromas and savoury flavours with a festive atmosphere, making it an epic spot to check off your "must try" list!
Westwood Restaurant & Bar
What: Palm Springs-inspired restaurant in the Place Bell
Where: 1950 Rue Claude-Gagné, Laval
When: Wednesday – Sunday; 5 p.m. – 1 a.m.