Labarake recently unrolled its fall menu and invited us for a little tasting. While still serving regulars’ favorites (I’m staring at you, le beef and salmon tartare – $26), the clipboard features new plates with seasonal roots and colours.
Case in point? The braised beef is served on a purée of turnip-rooted celery and garnished with parnish chips; the scallops sit on a cream of cauliflower.
All very good and nicely presented. At $17 the poutine, prices are however not for the slim wallets.
What really struck me were their cocktails. WOW. What a pity Labarake is located at the other end of my world (anything beyond 20 minutes drive/subway/walk is considered an expedition), otherwise I’d probably be here more often than decency would allow.
The Szarlotka: a Zubrowka-apple-juice-cinnamon concoction, the drink is an incredible reconstruction of the apple pie ($10).
An old converted fire station, Labarake also features a charming terrace for the more adventurous.
3165 Rue Rachel Est, Montréal, QC H1W 1A3
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